Congratulations to Alexia Moncrieff for the publication of ‘Expertise, Authority and Control: The Australian Army Medical Corps in the First World War’

Congratulations to Alexia Moncrieff for the publication of Expertise, Authority and Control: The Australian Army Medical Corps in the First World War (Cambridge University Press, 2020). The book charts the development of Australian military medicine in the First World War in the first major study of the Australian Army Medical Corp in over seventy years.    Further information 

Congratulations to Carla Pascoe Leahy and Petra Bueskens for the publication of ‘Australian Mothering: Historical and Sociological Perspectives’

Congratulations to Carla Pascoe Leahy and Petra Bueskens for the publication of Australian Mothering: Historical and Sociological Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020). This interdisciplinary collection of 22 chapters defines the field of Australian maternal studies for the first time, covering activism, adoption, birth, breastfeeding, childcare, child support, domestic violence, fatherhood, fertility choices, migration, policy, pregnancy, psychology, relationships, single motherhood, time use, welfare and work. Contributors Read more …

Congratulations to Katrina Kittel for the publication of ‘Shooting Through’

Congratulations to Katrina Kittel for the publication of Shooting Through (Echo Books, 2020). Drawing extensively on first-hand accounts sourced from Australian and British archives, as well as memoirs and oral accounts by ex-POWs and Italian witnesses, the book weaves the stories of thirty escaper groups through time and theme to reveal key evasion routes and the various outcomes that befell escaped POWs Read more …

Congratulations to Amy Thomas and co-authors for the publication of ‘Does the media fail Aboriginal political aspirations?’

Congratulations to Amy Thomas, Andrew Jakubowicz and Heidi Norman for the publication of  Does the media fail Aboriginal political aspirations? 45 years of news media reporting of key political moments (Aboriginal Studies Press, 2020). This unique study of key Aboriginal initiatives seeking self-determination and justice reveals a history of media procrastination and denial. A team of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal researchers examine Read more …

Congratulations to Cath Bishop for the publication of ‘Women Mean Business: Colonial businesswomen in New Zealand’

Congratulations to Cath Bishop for the publication of Women Mean Business: Colonial businesswomen in New Zealand  (Otago University Press, 2019). The book showcases many of the individual businesswomen whose efforts, collectively, contributed so much to the making of urban life in New Zealand. It was shortlisted for the NZ Heritage Book Award in November 2019 and has just been longlisted for Read more …

AHA2020 Call for Panellists – CFP ‘Sexpertise: Sex, Knowledge, Science and Medicine in Australia and New Zealand’

Panel at Australian Historical Association Conference, Deakin University Waterfront Campus, 29 June – 3 July, 2020 Convenor/initiator: Kate Davison, University of Melbourne Historical research on Australasian sexology, sexual science, queer and gender diverse experiences of psychological and general medicine, and the production of expert knowledges around sexuality remains disjointed. Important early contributions have been made Read more …

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 …