In 2019 Australia grappled with floods, bushfires, drought and a decline in the water quality in the Murray-Darling Basin. Divisive debates on water usage and fossil fuels raged during the lead up to the Federal election. Climate change has seen tens of thousands of citizens protesting on the streets. Environmental issues abound in our own Read more …
Congratulations to Peter Cochrane, whose frontier novel The Making of Martin Sparrow (Penguin/Viking 2018) has been longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award for 2020. A total of 156 books were nominated by libraries from 40 countries. Further information
Congratulations to Anna Clark for the publication of the edited collection The Knowledge Solution: Australian History (MUP, 2019). What can we learn from recurring events across the recent history of Australia, of colonisation, nationalism, racism, fighting on foreign shores, land booms, industrial campaigns and culture wars? Arguments about the discipline of Australian History, from thinkers across the ideological and historical spectrum, are Read more …
Congratulations to Alison Holland for the publication of Breaking the Silence. Aboriginal Defenders and the Settler State, 1905-1939 (MUP, 2019). This book recovers the conflicted politics of Aboriginal affairs in the first decades of the twentieth century, showing that there was no ‘great Australian silence’ on this question in the first half of the twentieth Read more …
Congratulations to Peter Cochrane, whose historical novel The Making of Martin Sparrow has been shortlisted for the Voss Literary Prize. Further information
Congratulations to Amanda Laugesen and Richard Gehrmann for publication of the edited collection Communication, Interpreting and Language in Wartime: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). It examines the historical and contemporary experiences of interpreters in war and in war crimes trials, as well as considering policy issues in communication difficulties in war-related contexts. Further information
Congratulations to all those who received ARC Linkage Project Grants, including Diane Kirkby and Stuart Macintyre for the project ‘The Australian Council of Trade Unions in the Making of Modern Australia’. Further information.
Congratulations to all those who received ARC DECRAs, including Jess Melvin for the project ‘Islamist Militias, the Military and Indonesia’s Authoritarian Turn,’ and Kate Ariotti for the project ‘Between Death and Commemoration: An Australian History of the War Corpse’. Further information