New AHA ECR Blogs:

The third part of the AHA’s ECR Blog series, ‘A Conversation about Casualisation,’ is now available! In response to a recent controversial article about casualisation on The Conversation, the third part of this series is a compilation of short responses by early career academics in History who are, or recently were, employed casually in Australian universities.  Further Read more …

Congratulations to Billy Griffiths, winner of both Book of the Year and the Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction (joint winner) at the 2019 New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards

Congratulations to Billy Griffiths who has been awarded both Book of the Year and the Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction (joint winner with Sarah Krasnostein) at the 2019 New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards for his book Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia (Black Inc, 2018).  Further information 

New AHA ECR Blogs: ‘A Conversation about Casualisation’

The AHA’s ECR Representative André Brett has commenced a series, ‘A Conversation about Casualisation,’ in response to a recent controversial article about casualisation on The Conversation. Parts One and Two are now live! In Part One, André responds to the article with some of his own reflections. In Part Two, Dr Joel Barnes tackles how casual jobs are Read more …

Congratulations to Ana Stevenson who has been awarded the W. Turrentine Jackson (Article) Prize

Congratulations to Ana Stevenson who has been awarded the W. Turrentine Jackson (Article) Prize, awarded by the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, for her paper, ‘Imagining Women’s Suffrage Frontier Landscapes and the Transnational Print Culture of Australia, New Zealand, and the United States,’ in Pacific Historical Review, Vol. 87 No. 4 (Fall 2018): 638-666. This article was developed from an AHA/CAL bursary Read more …

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 …