NEWCASTLE 2017: AHA CONFERENCE NEWS

Digital History Workshop Associate Professor Michelle Moravec of Rosemont College, Philadelphia, will hold a workshop on the use of computational linguistics in historical research on the first day of the Newcastle conference: 1:00 – 5:00 pm, Monday 3 July 2017, University House. A few places remain; register through the conference website. Welcome reception Immediately after Read more …

AHA ECR blog – How To… Write a Book Proposal

Phillipa McGuinness, executive publisher at NewSouth Publishing, kicks off the AHA ECR blog’s new ‘how to’ series with some fantastic tips on what and what not to do when writing a book proposal. She explains what will catch the eye of a publisher, reminds us to read widely and encourages historians to be imaginative and bold. Read Read more …

‘Memorandoms by James Martin’

Congratulations to AHA member Tim Causer, who has edited and introduced a new scholarly edition of the earliest Australian convict narrative, Memorandoms by James Martin, the only extant first-hand account of the escape from Australia by transported convicts James Martin, William and Mary Bryant and their two infant children, and six other male convicts on the night Read more …

New on the Honest History website

Barry Jones on conscription 1916–17; new edition of Honest History’s Alternative Guide to the Australian War Memorial (first edition downloaded more than 2000 times); the Commonwealth’s secret war on Laos in the 1960s; teaching Indigenous archaelogy; reviews of Griffith Review 56 Millennials Strike Back, Sue Rosen’s Scorched Earth, Bruce Munday’s Those Wild Rabbits; Centenary Watch, including opaque remarks in Senate Read more …

AHA ECR blog – Emerging Historians Q&A with Benjamin T. Jones

In the latest in the Emerging Historians series, meet Dr Benjamin T. Jones, whose PhD on responsible government in colonial Canada and Australia in the mid-nineteenth century was published in 2014 and who is now an Australian Research Council Fellow (DECRA) in the School of History at the Australian National University. Read about his research Read more …

Newcastle 2017 – conference news

A highlight of the conference program is the keynote presentation by Professor Christina Twomey, Head of History, Monash University, on the timely topic ‘When the War is Over: Australian Entanglement with Asia’ . Don’t miss it: 9:00 – 10:30am,  Wednesday 5 July 2017 in the Harold Lobb Concert Hall. Find out more about Christina’s research journey on her AHA Read more …

Ann McGrath, AM, Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellow

The AHA is thrilled to offer its warm congratulations to Professor Ann McGrath (Director of the Australian Centre for Indigenous History at ANU) who received two well-deserved acknowledgements of her significant contribution to the history profession in Australia and influential scholarly work. On 5 June 2017  she was awarded the prestigious Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellowship for her Read more …