2019 AHA-Copyright Agency Conference Bursary Recipients

The AHA is pleased to announce the award of the AHA/Copyright Agency Travel and Writing Bursaries for recipients to attend the 2019 AHA conference at the University of Southern Queensland.  Funding for this Scheme is generously provided by the Copyright Agency, an Australian copyright management company that provides a bridge between creators and users of copyright material. The Read more …

New AHA ECR Blogs: ‘A Conversation about Casualisation’

The AHA’s ECR Representative André Brett has commenced a series, ‘A Conversation about Casualisation,’ in response to a recent controversial article about casualisation on The Conversation. Parts One and Two are now live! In Part One, André responds to the article with some of his own reflections. In Part Two, Dr Joel Barnes tackles how casual jobs are Read more …

2019 Jill Roe Early Career Researcher AHA Conference Scholarship Recipients

The AHA would like to thank all who applied for the inaugural Jill Roe Early Career Researcher AHA Conference Scholarship Scheme. The scheme provides financial assistance to facilitate participation in the AHA annual conference and was made possible by a generous bequest from Professor Emerita Jill Roe (1940–2017), an historian who made a very significant contribution Read more …

Oral History Interviewing: Old and New Challenges, Oral History Victoria Symposium 2019 CFP

16 June 2019, 10am-4pm, Museo Italiano, 199 Faraday St Carlton, Melbourne. Interviewing is at the core of oral history, and much has been written and debated about the challenges that oral historians face when interviewing their informants. In a rapidly changing and globalising world dominated by new media and technologies, these challenges become even more Read more …

Congratulations to Ana Stevenson who has been awarded the W. Turrentine Jackson (Article) Prize

Congratulations to Ana Stevenson who has been awarded the W. Turrentine Jackson (Article) Prize, awarded by the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, for her paper, ‘Imagining Women’s Suffrage Frontier Landscapes and the Transnational Print Culture of Australia, New Zealand, and the United States,’ in Pacific Historical Review, Vol. 87 No. 4 (Fall 2018): 638-666. This article was developed from an AHA/CAL bursary Read more …

‘The Female Frame: Biopolitics and Wellbeing in Australian and Global Perspective’ AWHN Symposium 2019 CFP

2 October 2019, Perth  The Australian Women’s History Network 2019 Symposium will focus on the female frame and contemporary approaches to wellbeing in local and global perspective. Convenors use the phrase “female frame” as a catalyst for discussion on the way bodies are socially constructed and gendered. The topic stretches from the individual subject to Read more …

Congratulations to Amanda Laugesen for the publication of ‘Globalizing the Library: Librarians and Development Work, 1945-1970’

Congratulations to Amanda Laugesen for the publication of Globalizing the Library: Librarians and Development Work, 1945-1970 (Routledge 2019), which looks at the work of British, American, and UNESCO librarians during a period of cold war and decolonization in building libraries and the library profession in countries in Africa and Asia. This book follows from Laugesen’s work on American publishers during the cold Read more …

Congratulations to those shortlisted for the Ashurst Business Literature Prize

Congratulations to those shortlisted for the 2018 Ashurst Business Literature Prize, including AHA member Eleanor Robin for Swanston Merchant Statesman (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2018). This book brings to life the early Australian capitalist, Captain Charles Swanston (1789-1850) ‒ gallant soldier, legislator, financier, merchant, civic leader and family man ‒ and examines his intellectual and social contribution against the commercial Read more …