Congratulations to Lynette Russell for her recognition on the Monash University Honour Roll ‘Recognising Academic Leadership.’

Congratulations to Lynette Russell who has been recognised on the Monash University Honour Roll ‘Recognising Academic Leadership.’ The Honour Roll was established in 2012 and Lynette is the first member of the Arts Faculty to have been honoured in this way. Lynette has been an outstanding leader across the Faculty and University over a long period, in addition to her Read more …

Congratulations to Alice Garner and Diane Kirkby for their new book ‘Academic Ambassadors, Pacific Allies: Australia America and the Fulbright Program’

Congratulations to Alice Garner and Diane Kirkby for their book Academic Ambassadors, Pacific Allies: Australia America and the Fulbright Program (Manchester University Press, Key Studies in Diplomacy series, 2018). Drawing on previously unexplored archives and oral history, the authors investigate the educational, political and diplomatic dimensions of a complex bi-national program as experienced by Australian Read more …

Congratulations to guest editor Mark Finnane and contributors to the special issue of ‘law&history’ on the criminal trial in Australia

Congratulations to guest editor Mark Finnane as well as contributors including Lisa Featherstone, Andy Kaladelfos, and Alana Piper for the publication of a special issue of law&history (vol.5:2 2018) on the criminal trial in Australia: offenders and victims. Further information.

Congratulations to editors Warwick Anderson, Miranda Johnson and Barbara Brookes for their new book ‘Pacific Futures: Past and Present’

Congratulations to Warwick Anderson, Miranda Johnson and Barbara Brookes, editors of the recently published Pacific Futures: Past and Present (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2018). Congratulations to all contributors to this work, which brings together a diverse set of approaches to, and examples of, how futures are being conceived in the Pacific region and have been Read more …

Congratulations to Margaret Cameron-Ash for her new book ‘Lying for the Admiralty: Captain Cook’s Endeavour Voyage’

Congratulations to Margaret Cameron-Ash for the publication of her new book, Lying for the Admiralty: Captain Cook’s Endeavour Voyage (Rosenberg Publishing, 2018). This work examines Cook’s journals and charts, arguing that his discoveries had to remain secret until Britain could afford to send an occupation force to fortify the place and keep out the French. Further Read more …

Congratulations to Juliet Flesch on the publication of ‘Not Just Profs and Toffs: Families Living in the University of Melbourne Grounds’

Congratulations to Juliet Flesch on the publication of her new book Not Just Profs and Toffs: Families Living in the University of Melbourne Grounds (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2018). During its first hundred years the University of Melbourne grounds housed professors, gardeners, porters, messengers, dissecting room attendants and laboratory technicians, all with families, many of whom Read more …

New Earth Histories Conference CFP 

6-8 December 2019, Sydney  This conference aims to produce a fresh and cosmopolitan history of environmental and Earth sciences, analysing the significance of geological time and multiple cosmologies for global modernity. One of the most fascinating elements in a conventional history of geology is its intricate connection to theology; to complex eighteenth and nineteenth-century doctrinal Read more …

Congratulations to Benjamin Mountford and Stephen Tuffnell for the publication of ‘A Global History of Gold Rushes’

Congratulations to Benjamin Mountford and Stephen Tuffnell for the publication of their new co-edited book, A Global History of Gold Rushes (University of California Press, 2018). The research for this book was supported by Mountford’s 2017 AHA Allan Martin Award. Contributors from the United States, Africa, Australasia, and the Pacific World tell the rich story of these nineteenth century gold rushes from a global perspective.  Further Read more …