Congratulations to Ana Stevenson who has been awarded the W. Turrentine Jackson (Article) Prize

Congratulations to Ana Stevenson who has been awarded the W. Turrentine Jackson (Article) Prize, awarded by the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, for her paper, ‘Imagining Women’s Suffrage Frontier Landscapes and the Transnational Print Culture of Australia, New Zealand, and the United States,’ in Pacific Historical Review, Vol. 87 No. 4 (Fall 2018): 638-666. This article was developed from an AHA/CAL bursary Read more …

‘The Female Frame: Biopolitics and Wellbeing in Australian and Global Perspective’ AWHN Symposium 2019 CFP

2 October 2019, Perth  The Australian Women’s History Network 2019 Symposium will focus on the female frame and contemporary approaches to wellbeing in local and global perspective. Convenors use the phrase “female frame” as a catalyst for discussion on the way bodies are socially constructed and gendered. The topic stretches from the individual subject to Read more …

Congratulations to Amanda Laugesen for the publication of ‘Globalizing the Library: Librarians and Development Work, 1945-1970’

Congratulations to Amanda Laugesen for the publication of Globalizing the Library: Librarians and Development Work, 1945-1970 (Routledge 2019), which looks at the work of British, American, and UNESCO librarians during a period of cold war and decolonization in building libraries and the library profession in countries in Africa and Asia. This book follows from Laugesen’s work on American publishers during the cold Read more …

Congratulations to those shortlisted for the Ashurst Business Literature Prize

Congratulations to those shortlisted for the 2018 Ashurst Business Literature Prize, including AHA member Eleanor Robin for Swanston Merchant Statesman (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2018). This book brings to life the early Australian capitalist, Captain Charles Swanston (1789-1850) ‒ gallant soldier, legislator, financier, merchant, civic leader and family man ‒ and examines his intellectual and social contribution against the commercial Read more …