Publish with ‘History Australia’

History Australia is the official journal of the Australian Historical Association. It publishes high quality and innovative scholarship in any field of history. Its goal is to reflect the breadth and vibrancy of the historical community in Australia and further afield. We welcome original research in Australian, international or transnational history. History Australia is published Read more …

2016 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards Shortlist

Congratulations to AHA members shortlisted in the 2016 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. Sheila Fitzpatrick’s On Stalin’s Team: the Years of Living Dangerously in Soviet Politics is on the shortlist for the Non-fiction Prize and Peter Monteath and Valerie Munt’s Red Professor: The Cold War Life of Fred Rose is on the shortlist for the Australian Read more …

‘Across the Seas’ wins 2016 CHASS Australia Prize

Congratulations to AHA member Klaus Neumann, whose book Across the Seas: Australia’s Response to Refugees: A History has won the 2016 CHASS Australia Prize for a Book. The prize, announced on 21 October, was awarded to the Australian writer whose non-fiction book published in 2015 contributed most to Australian cultural and intellectual life. Further details.   Read more …

The Pearl Frontier: Indonesian Labor and Indigenous Encounters in Australia’s Northern Trading Network

Congratulations to Julia Martinez and Adrian Vickers, whose book in June won the the 2016 NT History Book Award and has now won the University of Southern Queensland History Book Award at the 2016 Queensland Literary Awards, announced on 8 October 2016. The Pearl Frontier combines meticulous archival research and moving life stories to offer a new way of imagining Read more …

History Week Victoria 2016

Victoria’s wide and wonderful history will come alive during History Week, coordinated by the Royal Historical Society of Victoria. The week features history-making events across the state that include engaging discussions, country adventures and walking tours. All are designed to open a window into Victoria’s past. Highlights enable participants to: see the fascinating change in Read more …

Honest History’s October Newsletter

Honest History’s E-newsletter out on 11 October announces the Honest History book (tentatively titled Honest History: Beyond Anzackery) to be published in April 2017 by NewSouth. The newsletter also includes links to new stories analysing the speeches of the director of the Australian War Memorial and showing how a Turkish general played an important role Read more …

‘The Land is Our History: Indigeneity, Law, and the Settler State’

Congratulations to Miranda Johnson on the recent publication of her book. It tells the story of Indigenous legal activism at a critical juncture in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, as these three countries sought out new postcolonial identities in the Asia-Pacific region. The book examines how Indigenous peoples opened up the space of law for the recognition Read more …