Congratulations to Ana Stevenson who has been awarded the W. Turrentine Jackson (Article) Prize

Congratulations to Ana Stevenson who has been awarded the W. Turrentine Jackson (Article) Prize, awarded by the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, for her paper, ‘Imagining Women’s Suffrage Frontier Landscapes and the Transnational Print Culture of Australia, New Zealand, and the United States,’ in Pacific Historical Review, Vol. 87 No. 4 (Fall 2018): 638-666. This article was developed from an AHA/CAL bursary Read more …

Congratulations to Amanda Laugesen for the publication of ‘Globalizing the Library: Librarians and Development Work, 1945-1970’

Congratulations to Amanda Laugesen for the publication of Globalizing the Library: Librarians and Development Work, 1945-1970 (Routledge 2019), which looks at the work of British, American, and UNESCO librarians during a period of cold war and decolonization in building libraries and the library profession in countries in Africa and Asia. This book follows from Laugesen’s work on American publishers during the cold Read more …

Congratulations to those shortlisted for the Ashurst Business Literature Prize

Congratulations to those shortlisted for the 2018 Ashurst Business Literature Prize, including AHA member Eleanor Robin for Swanston Merchant Statesman (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2018). This book brings to life the early Australian capitalist, Captain Charles Swanston (1789-1850) ‒ gallant soldier, legislator, financier, merchant, civic leader and family man ‒ and examines his intellectual and social contribution against the commercial Read more …

Congratulations to Narrelle Morris for the publication of ‘Japanese War Crimes in the Pacific: Australia’s Investigations and Prosecutions’

Congratulations to Narrelle Morris for the publication of Japanese War Crimes in the Pacific: Australia’s Investigations and Prosecutions (National Archives of Australia, 2019). This archival guide to Commonwealth records (principally the National Archives and the Australian War Memorial holdings) covers the investigations of Sir William Flood Webb, the United Nations War Crimes Commission, the Australian Read more …

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 …