‘”Identity Politics” Have Not Taken Over University History Courses’

The Institute of Public Affairs recently published a report bemoaning the types of courses that are now taught in university History Departments. It feels that the History curriculum has been hijacked by “identity politics” and that too much attention is given to the study of race, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity – generally from a critical Read more …

AHA-Copyright Agency Early Career Researcher Mentorship Scheme

The AHA is delighted to announce a new award for six Early Career Researchers in history. This award supports Early Career Researcher historians to develop their professional skills. Specifically, it will link Early Career Researchers with senior historians who will mentor them in the development of new and innovative works of historical scholarship, in the Read more …

Congratulations

Congratulations to Jeannine Baker, who has been awarded the biennial Ferguson Prize for the best article published in Labour History on an interwar theme/topic, for ‘Australian Women Journalists and the “Pretence of Equality”’, Labour History, no. 108, May 2015.

‘My Marvellous Melbourne’

‘My Marvellous Melbourne’ is a new podcast produced by staff and students affiliated with the Melbourne History Workshop in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne, under the direction of Professor Andrew May. Segments combine stories, interviews and personal reflections on the social history of the city and suburbs, as well as new Read more …

Honest History update

AHA affiliate Honest History has just posted new material on a 1967 Vietnam War protest on a surfboard, the marriage equality debate and Australian progressivism, the stodgy and unimaginative program of Armistice Centenary grants, Carmen Lawrence’s 2006 book Fear and Politics and its continuing relevance, and the FBI’s harassment of Australian historian Les Jauncey. There are reviews Read more …