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 …

Congratulations to Noah Riseman and co-author for the publication of ‘Indigenous Peoples and the Second World War: The Politics, Experiences and Legacies of War in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand ‘

Congratulations to R. Scott Sheffield and Noah Riseman for the publication of Indigenous Peoples and the Second World War: The Politics, Experiences and Legacies of War in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand (Cambridge University Press, 2019). The book examines Indigenous experiences of the Second World War across four settler societies. Informed by theories of settler colonialism, martial race Read more …

Congratulations to Tanya Josev for winning the 2018 Law and Society Association of Australian and New Zealand’s Early Career Researcher Book Prize

Congratulations to Tanya Josev for winning the 2018 Law and Society Association of Australian and New Zealand’s Early Career Researcher Book Prize for The Campaign Against the Courts: A History of the Judicial Activism Debate. The Prize is awarded for the most outstanding contribution to the field of law and society from an Australian or Read more …

Congratulations to Amanda Nettelbeck for publishing ‘Indigenous Rights and Colonial Subjecthood: Protection and Reform in the Nineteenth-Century British Empire’

Congratulations to Amanda Nettelbeck for the publication of Indigenous Rights and Colonial Subjecthood: Protection and Reform in the Nineteenth-Century British Empire (Cambridge University Press, 2019). The book charts how the 19th century British imperial imperative to protect indigenous rights represented more than moral obligation; it carried an agenda of legal reform that arose from the Read more …