Honest History update

The website of AHA affiliates Honest History has been updated with new material. Look for reviews of the Holocaust permanent exhibition at the Australian War Memorial, The Popular Pet Show at the National Portrait Gallery and The Sell at the National Library, Scates and Oppenheimer’s book on soldier settlers, Avan Judd Stallard’s book on Terra Read more …

NAA-AHA Postgraduate Scholarships, round 2, 2017

The AHA would like to congratulate the two recipients of the 2016 round two NAA-AHA Postgraduate Scholarships for assistance with digitisation of material held by the National Archives. Natalie Fong will be assisted for her project ‘“Fresh Off the Boat”: Chinese Merchants and Transnational Connections between China, Hong Kong and Australia’ and Bethany Phillips-Peddlesden for hers, Read more …

National Research Infrastructure Roadmap Engagement

The Department of Education and Training has released the Draft 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap. The Australian Government commissioned the Roadmap to outline Australia’s priority research infrastructure needs over the next ten years. It is available to on the Department website to read and interested people are invited to provide written comments on the Draft. Read more …

‘Children, Childhood and Youth in the British World’

Congratulations to Shirleene Robinson and Simon Sleight on the publication of this edited collection. The volume shows how age was a critical factor in shaping imperial experience. It locates children, childhood and youth in broader social contexts and acknowledges young people as historical agents, rarely operating within situations of their choosing, but nonetheless shaping their own lives. Read more …

‘Stories from the Sandstone: Quarantine Inscriptions from Australia’s Immigrant Past’

Congratulations to Peter Hobbins, Ursula K. Frederick and Anne Clarke on the publication of their book which combines intensive archaeological investigation and historical research to illuminate Australia’s past through often evocative quarantine inscriptions. The book draws upon historical records, diaries and other writings, to highlight the dramatic effects of diseases and discover where the authors of Read more …

AHA Member Survey

The AHA Executive Committee would like to know more about our members. We have opened an anonymous and voluntary survey designed to fulfil two purposes: to give the AHA a profile of its membership and to learn what members value about the AHA to help in planning for the future. Find it under the ‘Members only’ Read more …

‘Behind Glass Doors: The World of Australian Advertising Agencies 1959–1989’

Congratulations to Robert Crawford and Jackie Dickenson on the publication of Behind Glass Doors: The World of Australian Advertising Agencies 1959–1989 (UWAP), which reveals the inner workings of the Australian advertising agency business during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Drawing on interviews with over a hundred former admen and women across all agency departments, the Read more …