Congratulations to Gwyn McClelland for the publication of ‘Dangerous Memory in Nagasaki: Prayers, Protests and Catholic Survivor Narratives’

Congratulations to Gwyn McClelland for the publication of Dangerous Memory in Nagasaki: Prayers, Protests and Catholic Survivor Narratives (Routledge, 2019). Examining the Catholic community’s interpretation of the A-bomb, this book not only uses memory to provide a greater understanding of the destruction of the bombing, but also links it to the past experiences of religious Read more …

Congratulations to Clare Wright and Yves Rees on the launch of their podcast ‘Archive Fever’

Congratulations to AHA members Clare Wright and Yves Rees on the launch of their podcast Archive Fever, an Australian history podcast featuring intimate conversations with writers, artists, curators, fellow historians and other victims of the research bug. Each episode, co-hosts Clare and Yves talk to archive addicts about what kind of archives they use, how often Read more …

Congratulations to those shortlisted for the 2019 Prime Ministers’ Literary Awards for Australian History:

Congratulations to AHA members and the others shortlisted for the 2019 Prime Ministers’ Literary Awards for Australian History:   Anna Haebich for Dancing in Shadows: History of Nyungar Performance Billy Griffiths for Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia Meredith Lake for The Bible in Australia: A Cultural History David Kemp for The Land of Dreams: How Australians Read more …

Congratulations to Lynette Russell for receiving an ARC 2019 Laureate Fellowship

Congratulations to Lynette Russell for receiving an ARC 2019 Laureate Fellowship. This fellowship aims to examine one thousand years of dynamic encounters between Australia’s Indigenous peoples and voyagers from the sea. The project expects to use an interdisciplinary, multilingual team to generate new understandings by synthesising historical, archaeological, anthropological and linguistic sources from Australian and European collections. Expected outcomes Read more …

Congratulations to Michelle Arrow and Angela Woollacott for the publication of ‘Everyday Revolutions: Remaking Gender, Sexuality and Culture in 1970s Australia’

Congratulations to Michelle Arrow and Angela Woollacott as editors of the new publication Everyday Revolutions: Remaking Gender, Sexuality and Culture in 1970s Australia (ANU Press, 2019). This collection brings together new research on the cultural and social impact of the feminist and sexual revolutions of the 1970s in Australia. Congratulations also to contributors including AHA members Leigh Boucher, Catherine Freyne, Amanda Laugesen, Bethany Read more …

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 New South Wales Premier’s History Awards

Congratulations to AHA members and the other winners of the 2019 New South Wales Premier’s History Awards:    Australian History Prize – Meredith Lake for The Bible in Australia: A Cultural History    General History Prize – Christina Thompson for Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia   Community and Regional History Prize – Jon Rhodes for Cage of Ghosts  Young People’s History Prize – Alison Lloyd and Terry Denton for The Upside-Down History of Read more …