‘Gay Men at the Movies: Cinema, Memory and the History of a Gay Male Community’

Congratulations to Scott McKinnon on the publication of his book Gay Men at the Movies: Cinema, Memory and the History of a Gay Male Community (Intellect Books/University of Chicago Press). Drawing on film reviews, media reports, personal memoirs, oral histories and a striking range of films, this book explores the major role cinema has played Read more …

Honest History update

The Honest History coalition has done a special update of its website for Remembrance Day (which is also the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Australian War Memorial). New on the site are Richard Reid’s reflection on Remembrance Day, a story of how Canberra activists successfully campaigned against a plan to build rival memorials Read more …

Festschrift for Professor Marilyn Lake, 8–9 December 2016

A reminder that registrations for this event close Friday 18 November.
 Everyone planning to attend the conference must register first, as seating is limited. There have been some issues with the website registration process, so the deadline to has been extended to Friday 18 November. Please contact Liam Byrne (Liam.byrne@unimelb.edu.au) or Joy Damousi (j.damousi@unimelb.edu.au) with Read more …

2016 Victorian Community History Awards

Congratulations to all historians honoured for their local history projects at the 2016 Victorian Community History Awards. These include AHA members Ian D. Clark, who won the Local History Project Award for ‘We Are All of One Blood’. A History of the Djabwurrung Aboriginal People of Western Victoria, 1836–1901 (CreateSpace) and James Kirby, who won Read more …

‘Britain, China, and Colonial Australia’

Congratulations to Benjamin Mountford, whose book Britain, China, and Colonial Australia (OUP) will be published in January 2017 and is now available to preorder. The book draws on a range of previously unexplored UK and Australian archives to provide the first detailed study of Australian and Chinese interaction with the British Empire in the long nineteenth Read more …

‘The Bibbenluke Estate and The Robertson Land Acts, 1861–1884: “One of the finest properties in New South Wales (if not the best)”‘

Congratulations to AHA member Barbara Dawson on the publication of her book, which tells of the battle for land on the huge estate in the southern Monaro after the introduction of John Robertson’s Land Reform Acts in 1862. It examines the methods offered by the Acts to procure or defend the land, and follows the successes Read more …

Solemn Prize winner

Congratulations to AHA member Romain Fathi, who has been awarded one of the Solemn Prizes from Chancellery of Paris’ Universities. Each year, fifty Solemn Prizes are awarded to early career researchers on the basis of academic excellence and the contribution of a thesis to its discipline. Romain’s was granted for his PhD thesis, ‘”Do not forget Read more …