‘Shack Life: The Survival Story of Three Royal National Park Communities’

Congratulations to Ingeborg van Teeseling for the publication of Shack Life: The Survival Story of Three Royal National Park Communities, which tells the story of three small beachside communities in the Royal National Park south of Sydney – Era, Burning Palms and Little Garie – and how their residents fought to save their beloved shacks.

‘Cold War to Hot Planet: Fifty Years of Arena’

Congratulations to John Hinkson, Paul James, Alison Caddick, Simon Cooper, Melinda Hinkson and Dan Tout who have edited Cold War to Hot Planet: Fifty Years of Arena, a collection that reflects on Arena’s contribution to Australian cultural and political life over the past five decades. The volume presents exploratory essays on international and domestic issues Read more …

History Australia 14.1

The latest issue of History Australia is now available and features a collection of excellent of articles from a range of historians including Amanda Nettelbeck, Jim Berryman and Amy McKernan, as well as exhibition and book reviews. All members of the AHA receive a subscription to the journal. To access it online, log in to Read more …

Newcastle 2018 Conference

Preparations for ‘Entangled Histories’, the AHA 2018 conference are coming along apace. Keynote speakers include Professor Dane Kennedy, Elmer Louis Kayser Professor of History and International Affairs, George Washington University; Professor Christina Twomey, Head of History, Monash University; and Associate Professor Michelle Moravec, a digital historian who works primarily in computational linguistics. Early bird registration closes Monday 1 Read more …

NLA/AHA Postgraduate Scholarships

The April 2017 round of the National Archives of Australia/Australian Historical Association scholarships is now open. These awards assist talented postgraduate scholars with the cost of copying records held in the Archives, allowing access to material that might not otherwise be possible. Students enrolled in a Masters or PhD degree in history are invited to Read more …

‘Encounters with Asian Decolonisation’

Congratulations to David Fettling, for his recently published book Encounters with Asian Decolonisation (Australian Scholarly Publishing), which tells the story of how, five Australians, all government officials, experienced first-hand the ‘revolt of Asia’ after the Second World War. In doing so, it reveals much about the evolution of Australia’s Asian engagement during the twentieth century Read more …

Ernest Scott Prize winner

Congratulations to AHA member Tom Griffiths, whose book The Art of Time Travel: Historians and their Craft (Black Inc., 2016) has won the 2017 Ernest Scott Prize for History. This prestigious prize, offered through the History Program in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne, is awarded for the finest work of history Read more …

Play On! The Hidden History of Women’s Australian Rules Football

Congratulations to Brunette Lenkić and Rob Hess, whose timely new book, Play On! The Hidden History of Women’s Australian Rules Football (Echo Publishing), is the first comprehensive history of women’s Australian Rules football and showcases the hard work and resilience of players, coaches and administrators that has kept the women’s game alive since its inception in Read more …

‘Japanese War Criminals: The Politics of Justice After the Second World War’

Congratulations to Sandra Wilson, Robert Cribb, Beatrice Trefalt and Dean Aszkielowicz, who have recently published Japanese War Criminals: The Politics of Justice After the Second World War (Columbia University Press). The book details how, beginning in late 1945, the United States, Britain, China, Australia, France, the Netherlands, and later the Philippines, the Soviet Union, and the Read more …

‘Photography, Humanitarianism, Empire’

Congratulations to Jane Lydon, whose new book Photography, Humanitarianism, Empire (Bloomsbury) explores how photographs, with their power to create a sense of proximity and empathy, have long been a crucial means of exchanging ideas between people across the globe. Focusing on Australian experience in a global context, the book offers a rich selection of case studies to Read more …