‘How the Personal Became Political: Reassessing Australia’s Revolutions in Gender and Sexuality in the 1970s’.

Congratulations to Michelle Arrow and Angela Woollacott, who have edited an Australian Feminist Studies virtual special issue to coincide with the ANU Gender Institute Symposium, ‘How the Personal Became Political: Reassessing Australia’s Revolutions in Gender and Sexuality in the 1970s’. Australian Feminist Studies was a product of these revolutions, established in 1985 in response to the expansion of women’s Read more …

‘Duchene/Hargraves’

Congratulations to Douglas Wilkie on the recent publication of Duchene/Hargraves: Alexandre Julien Duchene, Edward Hammond Hargraves and the Discovery of gold in Australia Three or Four Days from Sydney (Historia Incognita), which looks at the lives of Duchene and Hargraves, lived entirely separately until they both arrived in San Francisco towards the end of 1849. Read more …

‘Sword and Baton’

Congratulations to Justin Chadwick on the publication of his new book, which is a collection of 86 biographies, representing every Australian Army officer to reach the rank of major general from Federation to the outbreak of World War II. It describes a crucial period in Australian military history through the lives of the men at its Read more …

AHA-Copyright Agency Bursaries

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. The 2017 round of bursaries is now open. Applications close Tuesday 14 March 2017. Read more …

‘Kampong Australia’

Congratulations to Mathew Radcliffe on the publication of his new book, which explores the political genesis of the Royal Australian Air Force base at Butterworth (Australia’s largest and most enduring overseas military garrison in post-war Southeast Asia) and shows what everyday life on and around the base was like. Drawing on the recollections of those Read more …

‘Beautiful Balts: From Displaced Persons to New Australians’

Congratulations to Jayne Persian whose book will be published by NewSouth Books in June and can be preordered now. Drawing on archives, oral history interviews and literature generated by the Displaced Persons themselves, the book traces the journeys of the 170,000 Displaced Persons who arrived in Australia between 1947 and 1952 from the camps of Read more …

‘Minding Her Own Business’ shortlisted

Congratulations to Catherine Bishop, whose book Minding Her Own Business: Colonial Businesswomen in Sydney has been shortlisted for the 2016 Ashurst Business Literature Prize, an award established to encourage and recognise the highest standards of literary commentary on Australian business and financial affairs. Further information.

Condemning US entry restrictions

Dear members, I am sure like many of us you have watched the events in America with dismay and concern. Historians, members of the AHA and scholars promote and support the open exchange of ideas between researchers and writers from all over the world. In line with our colleagues at the American Historical Association, we Read more …

Marilyn Lake Festschrift

A very successful festschrift to celebrate the inspiring career of Professor Marilyn Lake was held at the University of Melbourne in December 2016. Marilyn has been an active and influential member of the AHA for many years, and was President between 2010 and 2014. Her research and publications in women’s and gender history, race, democracy, Read more …