Congratulations to Billy Griffiths who has been awarded the 2019 Ernest Scott Prize

Congratulations to Billy Griffiths who has been awarded the 2019 Ernest Scott Prize for Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia. The Ernest Scott Prize is awarded for work based upon original research which is, in the opinion of the judges, the most distinguished contribution to the history of Australia or New Zealand or to the history of colonisation.  Further information 

Congratulations to John Connor for the publication of ‘Someone Else’s War: Fighting for the British Empire in World War One’

Congratulations to John Connor for the publication of Someone Else’s War: Fighting for the British Empire in World War One (I.B. Tauris, 2019). The book explores how the diverse population of the British Empire experienced the World War I, ranging from rebellions in southern Africa, shipping shortages in Nigeria, Indian mutineers in Singapore, munitions workers in Canada, conscription controversies in Read more …

Congratulations Penny Olsen and Lynette Russell for the publication of ‘Australia’s First Naturalists: Indigenous People’s Contrubution to early Zoology’

Congratulations Penny Olsen and AHA memberLynette Russell on the upcoming publication of Australia’s First Naturalists: Indigenous People’s Contrubution to early Zoology (NLA, 2019). The book gathers together Aboriginal peoples’ contributions to demonstrate the crucial role they played in early Australian zoology. The writings of the early European naturalists clearly describe the valuable knowledge of the Indigenous people of the habits of Read more …

‘History Australia’ 16, No. 1, 2019 Now Online

The AHA and History Australia editorial team are pleased to announce that the first 2019 issue, a special issue entitled ‘Coming Home’, is now available online! With special thanks to guest editors Bart Ziino and Romain Fathi, and to the outgoing Flinders editorial team. Article authors include Matthew Haultain-Gall, Martin Crotty, Julia Smart, Nicole Davis, George Vanags, William Scates Frances, Emily Gallagher and Bruce Read more …

Congratulations to Noah Riseman and co-author for the publication of ‘Indigenous Peoples and the Second World War: The Politics, Experiences and Legacies of War in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand ‘

Congratulations to R. Scott Sheffield and Noah Riseman for the publication of Indigenous Peoples and the Second World War: The Politics, Experiences and Legacies of War in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand (Cambridge University Press, 2019). The book examines Indigenous experiences of the Second World War across four settler societies. Informed by theories of settler colonialism, martial race Read more …

Inquiry into Canberra’s National Institutions Report

On Wednesday the 3rd of April, the Federal Government tabled the Inquiry into Canberra’s National Institutions Report, titled ‘Telling Australia’s Story – and Why it’s Important’. The inquiry focused on Canberra’s Museum of Australian Democracy, National Film and Sound Archive, National Gallery, National Library, National Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Australian War Memorial and National Archives Read more …

Congratulations to Mary Tomsic who has supported young South Sudanese Australians from refugee backgrounds to make short videos about their lives, the future and their experiences.

Congratulations to Mary Tomsic, who, as part of the ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Research Project into the History of Child Refugees in Australia (University of Melbourne), has collaborated with Kids’ Own Publishing in supporting young South Sudanese Australians from refugee backgrounds from regional Victoria to make short videos about their lives, the future and their experiences. Some of these young people have published personal stories and Read more …

Congratulations to Carla Pascoe Leahy and Alistair Thomson for co-editing the special issue on ‘Parenting’ in the journal ‘Oral History’.

Congratulations to Carla Pascoe Leahy and Alistair Thomson for the publication of their co-edited special issue on ‘Parenting’ in Oral History. The issue includes papers on parenting, mothering, fathering and grandparenting across Australia, Israel, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Contributors include AHA members Miranda Francis and Katie Holmes.  Further information. 

Does Law’s History Matter? The Politics of Disciplinary Practice: ANZLHS Annual Conference CFP

11-14 December 2019 Victoria University College of Law & Justice Campus, 295 Queen Street  Individual papers and/or panels on the theme, ‘Does Law’s History Matter? The Politics of Our Disciplinary Practices’, are welcome from any period, geographical area, and discipline including but not limited to law, history, indigenous studies, environmental studies, legal theory, and gender studies.  Please note presenters Read more …