Honest History news

The Honest History website has new material, as advised in Honest History’s Newsletter No. 45. There are reviews of Australian Lives, edited by Anisa Puri and Alistair Thomson, Ashton’s Hotel, Rhonnda Harris’s edition of the diaries of the first governor of the Adelaide Gaol, and The Vimy Trap, by Canadian authors, Ian McKay and Jamie Swift. (‘Vimyism’ in Read more …

AHA ECR blog additions

Get to know the AHA’s amazing and hardworking president, Professor Lynette Russell, here in this month’s Q&A, where she talks about how and why she is inspired to write history and her vision for the Australian historical association as well as the future of the discipline. In the Emerging Historian series, meet Claire Wright, an economic Read more …

AHA ECR blog – How To… Write a Book Proposal

Phillipa McGuinness, executive publisher at NewSouth Publishing, kicks off the AHA ECR blog’s new ‘how to’ series with some fantastic tips on what and what not to do when writing a book proposal. She explains what will catch the eye of a publisher, reminds us to read widely and encourages historians to be imaginative and bold. Read Read more …

New on the Honest History website

Barry Jones on conscription 1916–17; new edition of Honest History’s Alternative Guide to the Australian War Memorial (first edition downloaded more than 2000 times); the Commonwealth’s secret war on Laos in the 1960s; teaching Indigenous archaelogy; reviews of Griffith Review 56 Millennials Strike Back, Sue Rosen’s Scorched Earth, Bruce Munday’s Those Wild Rabbits; Centenary Watch, including opaque remarks in Senate Read more …

AHA ECR blog – Emerging Historians Q&A with Benjamin T. Jones

In the latest in the Emerging Historians series, meet Dr Benjamin T. Jones, whose PhD on responsible government in colonial Canada and Australia in the mid-nineteenth century was published in 2014 and who is now an Australian Research Council Fellow (DECRA) in the School of History at the Australian National University. Read about his research Read more …