Congratulations to Roy Hay for publishing ‘Aboriginal People and Australian Football in the Nineteenth Century: They Did Not Come from Nowhere’

Congratulations to Roy Hay for the publication of Aboriginal People and Australian Football in the Nineteenth Century: They Did Not Come from Nowhere, Cambridge Scholarly Publishing, 2019). The book tells the history of Indigenous involvement in Australian football in the second half of the nineteenth century. Further information.

‘Local Communities, Global Networks’ AHA Annual Conference abstracts due soon

A reminder that abstracts for the 2019 AHA conference are due on the 28 February 2019.  The call for papers for affiliated conference streams at the 2019 AHA Conference in Toowoomba are also due on the 28 February 2019. See below for the CFPs for the Religious History Association, Australian and New Zealand Environment History Network, Australian Migrant History Network, Institute Read more …

Congratulations to Joy Damousi and Judith Smart for the publication of their edited book ‘Contesting Australian History: Essays in Honour of Marilyn Lake’

Congratulations to Joy Damousi and Judith Smart for the publication of their new edited book Contesting Australian History: Essays in Honour of Marilyn Lake (Monash University Publishing, 2019). The chapters span the breadth of Marilyn Lake’s scholarly influence on the directions historical research is taking today, and are based on papers presented at a Festschrift Read more …

Congratulations to Timothy Verhoeven for publishing ‘Secularists, Religion and Government in Nineteenth-Century America’

Congratulations to Timothy Verhoeven for the publication of Secularists, Religion and Government in Nineteenth-Century America (Palgrave, 2019). Drawing on petitions to Congress, the book investigates a series of grassroots mobilisations in favour of a secular state, challenging the view of nineteenth-century America as dominated by an informal religious establishment.   Further information.

Jill Roe Early Career Researcher AHA Conference Scholarship Scheme Applications Open

The AHA is thrilled to announce a new conference prize, the Jill Roe Early Career Researcher AHA Conference Scholarship.  Funding for this scheme is made possible by a generous bequest from Professor Emerita Jill Roe (1940–2017), an eminent and much-loved Australian historian who made a very significant contribution to the writing, teaching and public communication of history Read more …

2019 AHA/Copyright Agency Postgraduate Conference Bursaries Applications Open

The Australian Historical Association (AHA) in association with the Copyright Agency offers travel and writing bursaries linked to the AHA annual conference. The bursaries are intended to encourage and support emerging historians who would otherwise be unable to attend the conference.  Applications close 11 March 2019. Further information. 

‘History Australia’ Editorial Team

On behalf of the AHA executive and the entire AHA membership, AHA President Joy Damousi would like to extend our thanks and gratitude to the outgoing History Australia team of Melanie Oppenheimer, Cath Kevin and Matt Fitzpatrick for their outstanding editorship of History Australia over the past 3 years. Under their stewardship the journal has thrived and flourished. We are especially grateful to them Read more …

AHA Early Career Researcher blog: Call for Expressions of Interest

The AHA ECR blog has been running for over two years now, and in that time has run many excellent, provocative, and thoughtful pieces from junior and senior scholars alike. The blog is currently maintained by AHA ECR representative André Brett, and he is seeking participants for blog features in 2019. If you are interested in being involved in Read more …

ANZEHN: ‘Global Grassroots: Human Connections in Environmental History’ AHA Conference Green Stream CFP

8-12 July 2019, University ofSouthern Queensland, Toowoomba Human communities have long worked together to care for and conserve the living systems around them. In the midst of a flourishing planetary consciousness, the rise of the new environment movements in Australia and beyond in the 1970s saw an intensification of local activity with a global orientation, Read more …