New Australian Policy and History Brief – Honae Cuffe and Anna Kent

New Australian Policy and History (APH) website Policy Brief  In Australian Policy and History’s latest policy brief, PhD students Honae Cuffe and Anna Kent write about the use of Australian ‘soft power’ in the Asia Pacific. The brief contains excellent advice for the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Minister for Communications and the Arts about how Australian broadcasting services can Read more …

Honest History update

The Honest History website has had new material added: review by Ben Wilkie of Bain Attwood’s The Good Country; appreciation by John Shield of Don Charlwood’s 1965 classic, All the Green Year; Phil Cashen on the second conscription referendum, 1917, in Gippsland; the new Australian Journeyproject at the National Museum of Australia (hosted by Bruce Scates and Susan Read more …

ERC blog update: Objects That Shaped My Life

Karen Schamberger is a curator at the National Museum of Australia. She is currently expanding her horizons through her work as part of the exhibition team developing a new long-term environmental history gallery. She recently completed her PhD: ‘Identity, belonging and cultural diversity in Australian museums’ and previously worked as a research assistant at Deakin Read more …

Congratulations

Congratulations to Jeannine Baker, who has been awarded the biennial Ferguson Prize for the best article published in Labour History on an interwar theme/topic, for ‘Australian Women Journalists and the “Pretence of Equality”’, Labour History, no. 108, May 2015.

‘My Marvellous Melbourne’

‘My Marvellous Melbourne’ is a new podcast produced by staff and students affiliated with the Melbourne History Workshop in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne, under the direction of Professor Andrew May. Segments combine stories, interviews and personal reflections on the social history of the city and suburbs, as well as new Read more …