Labour History Stream, ‘Urgent Histories’ Australian Historical Association Conference CFP

29 June-3 July 2020, Deakin University Geelong Waterfront Campus  The Australian Society for the Study of Labour History invites its members to submit papers for the Australian Historical Association’s 2020 conference. The convenors welcome proposals for papers and panels on any geographical area, time-period, or field of history, especially those relating to the theme of urgent Read more …

Children’s History Stream, ‘Urgent Histories’ Australian Historical Association Conference CFP

29 June-3 July 2020, Deakin University Geelong Waterfront Campus  The inaugural “Children’s History” stream will be launched at the 2020 Australian Historical Association conference. Despite some groundbreaking work being done by Australian scholars in the histories of children and youth, for a long time we have lacked our own organisation. In the United States the Society for the History Read more …

Economic History Stream, ‘Urgent Histories’ Australian Historical Association Conference CFP

29 June-3 July 2020, Deakin University Geelong Waterfront Campus  Economic History has become a vibrant interdisciplinary area of inquiry in recent years, with renewed interest from partners in history and economics, policymakers, and the public. This strand will bring together scholars from business, economic and social history to discuss the latest sources, techniques, interpretations, questions Read more …

Institute for the Study of French-Australian Relations Stream, ‘Urgent Histories’ Australian Historical Association Conference CFP

29 June-3 July 2020, Deakin University Geelong Waterfront Campus  The relationship between France and Australia has had enduring political, cultural and social impacts on both countries, their respective regions and the world. The complex geo-political shifts currently taking place in the Pacific and the recent strategic rapprochement between the two middle powers are rooted in Read more …

Congratulations to Andrew Beattie for the publication of ‘Allied Internment Camps in Occupied Germany: Extrajudicial Detention in the Name of Denazification, 1945–1950’

Congratulations to Andrew Beattie for the publication of Allied Internment Camps in Occupied Germany: Extrajudicial Detention in the Name of Denazification, 1945–1950 (Cambridge University Press, 2020). This study of the internment of over 400,000 Germans by the American, British, French, and Soviet occupiers of Germany at the end of WWII asks who was interned, how Read more …

Congratulations to Kama Maclean for the publication of ‘British India, White Australia: Overseas Indians, Intercolonial Relations and the Empire’

Congratulations to Kama Maclean for the publication of British India, White Australia: Overseas Indians, Intercolonial Relations and the Empire (UNSW Press, 2020). The book explores connections between Australia and India through the lens of the British Empire by tracing the lives of people of Indian descent in Australia, from Australian Federation to Indian independence. Further Read more …

Congratulations to Nadia Rhook for the publication of ‘Boots’

Congratulations to Nadia Rhook for the publication of Boots (UWA Publishing, 2020). The book is about how: ‘The past lives in every step…Memories jump and jar in these poems, loosening history from the grip of archives and footnotes to nourish the imagination’. These poems examine the stubborn imperatives of race and entitlement, as signalled by the title itself, indicative of colonising boots Read more …

Congratulations to Barry Leithhead for the publication of ‘A Vision for Australia’s Health: Dr Cecil Cook at Work’

Congratulations to Barry Leithhead for the publication of A Vision for Australia’s Health: Dr Cecil Cook at Work (Australian Scholarly Publications, 2019). This biography explores the life of  Dr Cecil Evelyn Aufrere Cook, most widely known as the Chief Protector of Aborigines in the Northern Territory (1929–37). There was, however, much more to Dr Cook’s professional life than this role and period.   Further information