AHA Early Career Researcher Blog: Call for contributors

André Brett, the early career researcher representative on the AHA executive, invites contributions for the AHA’s early career researcher blog. Any proposal from or of interest to ECRs is welcome. André is particularly interested in submissions on the following three themes: – historians at any career stage who would like to contribute to a proposed Read more …

NAA/AHA Postgraduate Scholarship Round 1 2019 Recipients

The AHA would like to thank all who applied for the Round One 2019 NAA/AHA Postgraduate Scholarships, which provide assistance with digitisation of material held by the National Archives. We congratulate the two recipients: Madeleine Regan for their project ‘‘Establishing Family Market Gardens and Transplanting Veneto Identity to the Western Suburbs of Adelaide 1920s-1970s’; and Beth Marsden for their project “’Education for what?” Assimilation, Read more …

Congratulations to Matthew Fitzpatrick and Peter Monteath for the publication of their edited collection ‘Colonialism, China and the Chinese’

Congratulations to Matthew Fitzpatrick and Peter Monteath for the publication of thier edited collection Colonialism, China and the Chinese (Routledge, 2019). This book explores the place of China and the Chinese during the age of imperialism. Focusing not only on the state but also on the vitality of Chinese culture and the Chinese diaspora, it examines the seeming contradictions of a period in Read more …

Congratulations to Joanna Cruickshank and Patricia Grimshaw for the publication of ‘White Women, Aboriginal Missions and Australian Settler Governments’

Congratulations to Joanna Cruickshank and Patricia Grimshaw for the publication of White Women, Aboriginal Missions and Australian Settler Governments (Brill Publishing, 2019). This book provides the first detailed study of the central part that white women played in missions to Aboriginal people in Australia. As Aboriginal people experienced violent dispossession through settler invasion, white mission women were positioned as ‘mothers’ who could Read more …

Congratulations to Jatinder Mann for the publication of ‘Redefining Citizenship in Australia, Canada and Aotearoa New Zealand’

Congratulations to Jatinder Mann for the publication of Redefining Citizenship in Australia, Canada and Aotearoa New Zealand (Peter Lang Publishing, 2019). Adopting a political and legal perspective, this book undertakes a transnational study that examines the demise of Britishness as a defining feature of the conceptualisation of citizenship in Australia, Canada, and Aotearoa New Zealand and the impact that this Read more …

Congratulations to Cheryl Ware for the publication of ‘HIV Survivors in Sydney: Memories of the Epidemic’

Congratulations to Cheryl Ware for the publication of HIV Survivors in Sydney: Memories of the Epidemic (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). This book excavates the intimate lives and memories of HIV-positive gay men in Sydney, focusing on the critical years between 1982 and 1996, when HIV went from being a terrifying unidentified disease to a chronic condition that could be managed with Read more …

Introduction to Repatriation: Principles, Policies and Practice Intensive

2-6 September 2019, National Centre for Indigenous Studies, ANU The repatriation of Ancestral Remains is a highly significant Indigenous achievement and inter-cultural development of the past 40 years. Participants in this 5-day intensive course will join with Indigenous and non-Indigenous experts and learn on Country in order to learn the practice, history, meaning and significant Read more …

2019 Allan Martin Award Announcement

The AHA would like to thank all who applied for the 2019 Allan Martin Award, a research fellowship intended to assist early-career historians further their research in Australian history. The Award commemorates the contribution to Australian History of A. W. Martin (1926-2002), in particular his interest in and encouragement of students and younger colleagues over Read more …

Marian Quartly Prize Announcement

The current editors are pleased to announce the inaugural Marian Quartly Prize (previous the Taylor and Francis prize) for the best article published in History Australia in a calendar year.  The editors approached Taylor and Francis, who fund the prize, with the proposed change of name to honour the first editor of History Australia and Read more …