Congratulations to Marilyn Lake for the forthcoming publication of her book ‘Progressive New World’

Congratulations to Marilyn Lake for the forthcoming publication of her book Progressive New World: How Settler Colonialism and Transpacific Exchange Shaped American Reform (Harvard University Press, 2019). The book points to the significance of turn-of-the-twentieth-century exchanges between American and Australasian reformers who shared racial sensibilities, along with a commitment to forging an ideal social order. Progressive New World demonstrates that race and reform Read more …

Congratulations to Tim Causer for the publication of Jeremy Bentham’s ‘Writings on Australia’

Congratulations to Tim Causer and Philip Schofield, whose open access pre-publication version of Jeremy Bentham’s Writings on Australia, a forthcoming edited volume of their The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham, is now available to download. This work consists of seven texts, several of which are made available for the first time, and include Bentham’s earliest detailed engagement with the New South Wales penal colony, his detailed Read more …

Congratulations to Dr. Frances M. Clarke for receiving the Coordinating Council of Women Historians’ Carol Gold Award

Congratulations to Dr. Frances M. Clarke and her collaborator Rebecca Jo Plant, who have received the Coordinating Council of Women Historians’ Carol Gold Award for the best article in any field in a peer reviewed journal in 2017 for “No Minor Matter: Underage Soldiers, Parents, and the Nationalization of Habeas Corpus in Civil War America,” Law and History Review 35:4 Read more …

Congratulations to Shaunnagh Dorsett and Jane McCabe, jointly awarded the Ian Wards Prize

Congratulations to Shaunnagh Dorsett (UTS) for her book Juridical Encounters: Maori and the Colonial Courts 1840-1852 (Auckland UP) and Jane McCabe (Otago) for her book Race, Tea and Colonial Settlement (Bloomsbury) who have been jointly awarded New Zealand’s prestigious Ian Wards Prize for 2018. This prize recognises an outstanding piece of published NZ historical writing that demonstrates either Read more …

Congratulations to AHA members Christina Twomey and Paul Irish, winners of 2018 New South Wales Premier’s History Awards

Congratulations to AHA members and the other winners of the 2018 New South Wales Premier’s History Awards: Australian History Prize – Christina Twomey for The Battle Within: POWs in Postwar Australia General History Prize – Sean Scalmer for On the Stump: Campaign Oratory and Democracy in the United States, Britain and Australia Community and Regional Read more …

Contributions sought for the Tracey Banivanua Mar Scholarship Endowment

AHA members may be interested in contributing to the fundraising drive being conducted to fund a series of scholarships in the name of the late Associate Professor Tracey Banivanua Mar. The Tracey Banivanua Mar Scholarship Endowment has been created by La Trobe University in consultation with Tracey’s husband, friends and family in order to best reflect Read more …

Congratulations to Winners of 2018 New South Wales Premier’s History Awards.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 New South Wales Premier’s History Awards, particularly AHA members: Christina Twomey, awarded the Australian History Prize for her book The Battle Within: POWs in Postwar Australia, and Paul Irish, awarded the New South Wales Community and Regional History Prize for Hidden in Plain View: The Aboriginal People of Coastal Sydney. Further information.