Congratulations to Karen Fox for the publication of her new edited book ‘True Biographies of Nations? The Cultural Journeys of Dictionaries of National Biography’

Congratulations to Karen Fox for the publication of her edited work True Biographies of Nations? The Cultural Journeys of Dictionaries of National Biography (ANU Press, 2019). This book brings together practitioners from around the English‑speaking world to reflect on national biographical dictionary projects’ recent cultural journeys, and the challenges presented to them by such developments as the transition to a Read more …

Congratulations to Ben Silverstein for the publication of ‘Governing Natives: Indirect Rule and Settler Colonialism in Australia’s North’

Congratulations to Ben Silverstein for the publication of Governing Natives: Indirect Rule and Settler Colonialism in Australia’s North (Manchester University Press: 2018). This book locates Aboriginal history within imperial history, situating the settler colonial politics of Indigeneity in a broader governmental context.  Further information. 

Congratulations to Philip Deery and Anita Stelmach, joint winners of the Wakefield Press Essay Prize

The History Council of South Australia have announced joint winners of the Wakefield Press Essay Prize. First essay prize winner is Professor Philip Deery for his essay ‘Spying in South Australia: “Comrade Anne” and ASIO’s infiltration of the South Australian Communist Party’. Second essay winner is Flinders University PhD student, Anita Stelmach, who won the Read more …

AIATSIS National Indigenous Research Conference: Research for the 21st Century Registrations Open

1-3 July 2019, Queensland University of Technology  The 2019 conference will build on previous themes of impact and engagement, to explore the interweaving strands of capacity of research and the transformative capability of Indigenous research for the 21st century. Full details of the program can be found online.  Registrations close 7 June 2019  Further information 

Victorian Community History Awards Applications Open

The Victorian Community History Awards are presented by the Public Record Office Victoria and the Royal Historical Society of Victoria. The Awards recognise excellence and originality in historical storytelling. Award categories are: the Collaborative Community History Award; the History Publication Award; the Local History- small publication award; the Cultural Diversity Award; the Multimedia History Award; Read more …