Congratulations to Carolyn Rasmussen for publishing ‘The Blackburns: Private Lives, Public Ambitions’

Congratulations to Carolyn Rasmussen for the publication of The Blackburns: Private Lives, Public Ambitions (Melbourne University Press, 2019). This biography explores two major figures in the history of the Australian labour movement and feminist and indigenous activism in Australia. Further information.

Congratulations to Heather Goodall for publishing ‘Beyond Borders: Indians, Australians and the Indonesian Revolution 1939-1950

Congratulations to Heather Goodall for the recent publication of Beyond Borders: Indians, Australians and the Indonesian Revolution, 1939-1950 (Amsterdam University Press, 2018). The book is about how Australians were engaged far beyond our borders, connecting with working people, journalists and local residents across the South and South East Asian region. It rediscovers an intense internationalism Read more …

Congratulations to Lauren Pikó for her new book ‘Milton Keynes in British Culture: Imagining England’

Congratulations to Lauren Pikó for the publication of her new book Milton Keynes in British Culture: Imagining England (Routledge, 2019). The book traces the representations of Milton Keynes in British national media, political rhetoric and popular culture in detail from 1967 to 1992, demonstrating how the town’s founding principles came to be understood as symbolic Read more …

Congratulations to Romain Fathi for his new book ‘Our Corner of the Somme: Australia at Villers-Bretonneux’

Congratulations to Romain Fathi for the publication of his new book Our Corner of the Somme: Australia at Villers-Bretonneux (Cambridge University Press, 2019). The book explores how the French remember Anzac. Or, rather, how they don’t, and how their alleged remembrance is staged by Australian agents of memory for the fulfilment of different agendas. This booktells the century-long story of Read more …

Congratulations to Michelle Arrow for the publication of ‘The Seventies: The Personal, the Political and the Making of Modern Australia’

Congratulations to Michelle Arrow for the publication of her new book The Seventies: The Personal, the Political and the Making of Modern Australia (NewSouth, 2019). The book examines not just how activists made the personal political, but it also considers how this idea reshaped Australian politics, in the 1970s and beyond. The Seventies was the Read more …

Congratulations to Jan McLeod for the publication of ‘Shadows on the Track: Australia’s Medical War in Papua 1942 – 1943’

Congratulations to Jan McLeod for the publication of Shadows on the Track: Australia’s Medical War in Papua 1942 – 1943 (Big Sky Publishing, 2019). The book considers a wide range of issues that impacted on the health of Australian soldiers before, during, and after the Papuan Campaign, with a focus on the field ambulance units. Read more …

Congratulations to Roy Hay for publishing ‘Aboriginal People and Australian Football in the Nineteenth Century: They Did Not Come from Nowhere’

Congratulations to Roy Hay for the publication of Aboriginal People and Australian Football in the Nineteenth Century: They Did Not Come from Nowhere, Cambridge Scholarly Publishing, 2019). The book tells the history of Indigenous involvement in Australian football in the second half of the nineteenth century. Further information.

Congratulations to Joy Damousi and Judith Smart for the publication of their edited book ‘Contesting Australian History: Essays in Honour of Marilyn Lake’

Congratulations to Joy Damousi and Judith Smart for the publication of their new edited book Contesting Australian History: Essays in Honour of Marilyn Lake (Monash University Publishing, 2019). The chapters span the breadth of Marilyn Lake’s scholarly influence on the directions historical research is taking today, and are based on papers presented at a Festschrift Read more …

Congratulations to Timothy Verhoeven for publishing ‘Secularists, Religion and Government in Nineteenth-Century America’

Congratulations to Timothy Verhoeven for the publication of Secularists, Religion and Government in Nineteenth-Century America (Palgrave, 2019). Drawing on petitions to Congress, the book investigates a series of grassroots mobilisations in favour of a secular state, challenging the view of nineteenth-century America as dominated by an informal religious establishment.   Further information.