Vale, Sally Percival Wood

The AHA was saddened to learn of the death AHA member Sally Percival Wood, a highly respected Melbourne-based historian with an interest in the political, cultural and social upheavals brought about by decolonisation in the twentieth-century. Sally completed her PhD at Deakin University in 2011, after which she worked as Manager, Applied Research and Analysis Read more …

AHA/Copyright Agency Postgraduate Conference Bursaries 2018

Congratulations to the following postgraduate students who have been awarded the full bursary, valued at $800 per applicant, plus mentoring opportunities: Honae Cuffe, Nicole Davis, Jack Fahey, Jaclyn Hopkins, Anna McKay, Beth Marsden, Lilian Pearce, Ben Sacks, Patrick White and Elmari Whyte. Congratulations also to the three postgraduates awarded mentoring only: Toni Church, Rebecca Holland Read more …

Editorial Assistant, ‘History Australia’

From January 2019, the new editors of History Australia will be Michelle Arrow, Leigh Boucher, and Kate Fullagar—all based at Macquarie University. History Australia is the official journal of the Australian Historical Association, published quarterly by Taylor & Francis. We seek expressions of interest for the part-time editorial assistant position. The position will commence on Read more …

Jill Roe Prize

For history postgraduate students and supervisors. A reminder that entries for the 2018 Jill Roe Prize close on Sunday 31 March 2018. This prize is awarded annually for the best unpublished article-length work of historical research in any area of historical enquiry produced by a postgraduate student. Further information.

‘Migrant Nation: Australian Culture, Society and Identity’

Congratulations to Paul Longley Arthur, editor of the recently published Migrant Nation: Australian Culture, Society and Identity, a collection that focuses on particular historical blind spots by telling stories of individuals and groups that did not fit the favoured identity mould. The essays in this book work within the gap between Australian image and experience Read more …

‘The Scots in Australia, 1788–1938’

Congratulations to Benjamin Wilkie on the publication of The Scots in Australia, 1788–1938, which illuminates the many experiences of Scots in Australia from the first colonists in the late-eighteenth century until the hopeful arrivals of the interwar years. It looks at reasons for migration, their new lives and roles, and their encounters with – and Read more …