Congratulations to the History Lab Podcast for winning the Silver Radio Prize

Congratulations to the History Lab Podcast at the Australian Centre for Public History, UTS, who have won the prestigious Silver Radio Prize at the New York Festivals Radio Awards. History Lab is Australia’s first investigative history podcast and is produced in collaboration with radio station 2SER 107.3FM. You can listen to the two hit seasons of the Read more …

AHA Journal Rankings Consultation

Because increasingly universities, job applications and the Australian Research Council (ARC) have been requiring academics to justify the quality of their work, the AHA Executive has made the decision to develop a rankings system to assist in the process. This is a pragmatic response to developments within the tertiary sector. Increasingly, universities have been designing Read more …

Congratulations to those shortlisted for the Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History book award

Congratulations to those shortlisted for the Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History book award for the most significant historical book about the Northern Territory published in the previous year:  Laura Rademaker, Found in Translation: Many Meanings on a North Australian Mission  Lyndon Megarrity, Northern Dreams: The Politics of Northern Development in Australia  Maggie Brady, Teaching ‘Proper’ Drinking? Clubs and Public in Indigenous Australia  Read more …

AHA/Honest History: AHA Conference 2019 Teacher Scholarship Recipient

The AHA would like to thank all who applied for the inaugural AHA/Honest History Teacher Scholarship. The scheme supports a secondary school History teacher to attend the annual Australian Historical Association Conference to promote engagement between History teachers and the broader historical community. Funding for this scheme is made possible by a generous donation from Honest History Read more …

Past Tense, Present Tension, 2019 HTAV Annual Conference Early Bird Registrations Open

25-26 July 2019, CQ Functions, Melbourne  The History Teachers’ Association Victoria 2019 Annual Conference, themed Past Tense, Present Tension will feature an impressive range of workshops, lectures and practical seminars that will provide ideas for engaging classroom strategies, activities and pedagogy to help build on the learning outcomes of students.  Early Bird Registrations close 12 July 2019  Read more …

Congratulations to Pete Minard for publishing ‘All Things Harmless, Useful and Ornamental: Environmental Tranformations through Species Acclimitization, from Colonial Australia to the World’

Congratulations to Pete Minard for the publication of All Things Harmless, Useful and Ornamental: Environmental Tranformations through Species Acclimitization, from Colonial Australia to the World (University of North Carolina Press, 2019). This book argues that the colonies, not the imperial centres, led the movement for species acclimatization. By focusing particularly on the Australian colony of Victoria, Minard reveals a global network of would-be Read more …

AHA Submissions to NAA Tune Review, ARC ANZSRC Review, Future Humanities Workforce Consultation

The AHA Executive has made submissions to three reviews relevant to the history discipline in Australia: the NAA Tune Review on the purpose, role and functions of the NAA; the ARC Review of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification; and the AAH Future Humanities Workforce Consultation on the challenges and opportunities facing Australia’s humanities-trained workforce. Read more …

Congratulations to Karen Fox for the publication of her new edited book ‘True Biographies of Nations? The Cultural Journeys of Dictionaries of National Biography’

Congratulations to Karen Fox for the publication of her edited work True Biographies of Nations? The Cultural Journeys of Dictionaries of National Biography (ANU Press, 2019). This book brings together practitioners from around the English‑speaking world to reflect on national biographical dictionary projects’ recent cultural journeys, and the challenges presented to them by such developments as the transition to a Read more …

Congratulations to Ben Silverstein for the publication of ‘Governing Natives: Indirect Rule and Settler Colonialism in Australia’s North’

Congratulations to Ben Silverstein for the publication of Governing Natives: Indirect Rule and Settler Colonialism in Australia’s North (Manchester University Press: 2018). This book locates Aboriginal history within imperial history, situating the settler colonial politics of Indigeneity in a broader governmental context.  Further information.