Congratulations to Jo Bunce for the publication of ‘Slippery Jim or Patriotic Statesman: James Macandrew of Otago.’

Congratulations to Jo Bunce for the publication of Slippery Jim or Patriotic Statesman: James Macandrew of Otago (Otago University Press, 2018). This biography is a re-examination of James Macandrew’s life and political work, revealing a man who both inspired and infuriated the citizens of Otago, and New Zealand, for almost four decades. Further information.

Congratulations to Donna Lee Brien and co-editor for ‘Offshoot’, shortlisted for the 2018 Australian University Heads of English Literary Scholarship Awards

Congratulations to Donna Lee Brien and Quinn Eades for the shortlisting of their edited book Offshoot: Contemporary Life Writing Methodologies and Practice (UWA Publishing 2018) for the 2018 Australian University Heads of English Literary Scholarship Awards. Further information.

Wakefield Press Prize for South Australian History Writing Applications Open

The History Council of South Australia and Wakefield Press welcome applicants for the 2018 annual Wakefield Press Prize for the best essay on a topic relating to the history of South Australia. The prize is open to anyone who during the year 2018 has written or published an essay dealing substantially with some aspect of Read more …

Congratulations to Lauren Samuelsson for winning the 2018 Ken Inglis Prize

Congratulations to Lauren Samuelsson who has been awarded the 2018 Ken Inglis Prize for pest paper presented by a postgraduate student at the AHA conference. The paper, ‘The Imitation Game: Mock Foods in the Australian Women’s Weekly, 1933–1982’, ‘was considered by the judges to be ‘a valuable and original contribution to the historiography of Australian food.’ 

Congratulations to Dorothy Kass and Craig Campbell for the publication of ‘Powerful narratives and compelling explanations: educational historians and museums at work’

Congratulations to Dorothy Kass and Craig Campbell for the publication of ‘Powerful narratives and compelling explanations: educational historians and museums at work’, a special issue of the journal History of Educational History Vol. 47, no. 2 (2018).  Further information.

Congratulations to Davina Jackson for the publication of ‘Data Cities: How Satellites are Transforming Architecture and Design’

Congratulations to Davina Jackson for the publication of Data Cities: How Satellites are Transforming Architecture and Design (Lund Humphries 2018). The book examines how rocket science and electromagnetic technologies have disrupted traditional processes in architecture and are expanding potentials for environmental design in the third millennium. Further information.

Congratulations to co-editors Michelle Arrow and Angela Woollacott for the publication of ‘How the Personal became Political’

Congratulations to co-editors Michelle Arrow and Angela Woollacott for the publication of How the Personal became Political, a Special Issue of Australian Feminist Studies Vol. 33 No. 95 (2018). Article authors for this special issue on Australia’s revolutions in gender and sexuality in the 1970s include Elizabeth Reid, Susan Magarey, Evan Smith, Isobelle Barrett Meyering, Clare Read more …

Congratulations to Mia Spizzica for her new edited anthology ‘Hidden Lives: War, Internment and Australia’s Italians’

Congratulations to Mia Spizzica for the publication of her new edited anthology Hidden Lives: War, Internment and Australia’s Italians (Glass House Books [Interactive Publications], 2018). The collection includes academic essays on internment history, and 15 eyewitness testimonies written by families of internees on the detention of Italian civilians in Australia during WW2. Further information.