NAA-AHA scholarships application due date extended!

In recognition of the widespread disruptions caused by Covid-19, the AHA and NAA are extending the due date for the NAA/AHA Postgraduate Scholarship. Applications are now due Friday 17th April 2020. National Archives of Australia-Australian Historical Association scholarships assist talented postgraduate scholars with the cost of copying records held in the Archives. Students enrolled in Read more …

COVID-19: An important message for AHA Members

As a result of COVID-19, there are three urgent matters arising relating to the Australian Historical Association.   AHA Annual Conference 2020 It is with great regret that, given the latest developments with COVID-19, the AHA conference will not go ahead from 29 June-3rd July 2020 at Deakin University. With recent government directives on health and safety and the restrictions Read more …

Congratulations to Marion Stell and Heather Reid for the publication of ‘Women in Boots: Football and Feminism in the 1970s’

Congratulations to Marion Stell and Heather Reid for the publication of Women in Boots: Football and Feminism in the 1970s (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2020). The work adds the football field to sites of protest and empowerment for individual women in the 1970s. It follows the Australian and New Zealand national players – schoolgirls, factory workers, university graduates and professionals – Read more …

‘Diversity – Dig into Mining History’, Australasian Mining History Association Inc., 26th Annual Conference CFP

9-14 November 2020, Bathurst, NSW The theme of the 26th annual AMHA conference is ‘Diversity: Dig into Mining History and Heritage.’ The Bathurst region is the cradle of early copper mining in NSW and the birthplace of the first Australian gold rushes. There will be field trips to some of the iconic and historic sites in this scenic area. The Read more …

Congratulations to Liz Rushen for the publication of ‘John Marshall: shipowner, Lloyd’s reformer and emigration agent’

Congratulations to Liz Rushen for the publication of John Marshall: shipowner, Lloyd’s reformer and emigration agent (Anchor Books Australia, 2020). The work is a biography of one of the most active British emigration agents of the nineteenth-century: John Marshall. A merchant-adventurer and superb logistician, Marshall established Britain’s first emigration depot at Plymouth. His work also impacts the world today through Lloyd’s Register Read more …

Congratulations to Kerry King for the publication of ‘A Lesser Species of Homicide: Death, Drivers and the Law’

Congratulations to Kerry King for the publication of A Lesser Species of Homicide: Death, Drivers and the Law (UWA Publishing, 2020). The work is an interdisciplinary study, drawing on socio-legal and historical studies, law and criminology, and spans a 70-year period, from the mid 20thC to the present. Further information

‘The Historical Dimension’: Association of Academic Historians in Australian and New Zealand Business Schools Conference CFP

9-10 November 2020, University of Sydney AAHANZBS invite papers addressing the conference theme, including papers relating to accounting history, business history, economic history, labour history, management history, marketing history, tourism history, transport history and other areas of interest relating to historical research in business schools. Convenors also invite papers / panel suggestions around teaching and Read more …

‘Generations and Generational Change’: Australian and New Zealand History of Education Society Conference CFP

19-20 November 2020, University of Melbourne For historians of education, the notion of generations has been a powerful organising concept, sometimes engaged explicitly, often implicitly. Schools, for example, have been written about as part of the formation of new generations, and as mediating generational disruptions and continuities of educational ideas, professional norms, family expectations, new Read more …