Congratulations to Jane Lydon for the publication of ‘Imperial Emotions: The Politics of Empathy Across the British Empire’

Congratulations to Jane Lydon for the publication of Imperial Emotions: The Politics of Empathy Across the British Empire (Cambridge University Press, 2019). This overview of the history of emotions within nineteenth-century British imperialism focuses on the role of the compassionate emotions, or what today we refer to as empathy, and how they created relations across empire. The book examines how empathy was Read more …

Congratulations to Amanda Laugesen and Catherine Fisher for their edited book ‘Expressions of War in Australia and the Pacific: Language, Trauma, Memory and Official Discourse’

Congratulations to Amanda Laugesen and Catherine Fisher for the publication of their edited book, Expressions of War in Australia and the Pacific: Language, Trauma, Memory and Official Discourse (Palgrave, 2020). This book contributes to the project of understanding language in the context of war and conflict and includes chapters on three main themes: the impact of war and trauma on language, the language of war Read more …

Congratulations to those who have been awarded at the Victorian Community History Awards.

Victorian Premier’s History Award: Phil Roberts and the Ballarat’s Arch of Victoria and Avenue of Honour Committee, Avenue of Memories  Judges Special Prize: Chloe Hooper, The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire, David Sornig, Blue Lake:   Collaborative Community Award: The Springthorpe Heritage Group, Mont Park to Springthorpe Heritage Project  Local History Project Award: Jill A’Vard and Armin Richter, When Roads Were Tracks: A History of the Roads of Monbulk, Read more …

Congratulations to James Walter, Paul Strangio and Paul t’Hart for winning the 2019 APSA/Henry Mayer Foundation Prize

Congratulations to James Walter, Paul Strangio and Paul t’Hart who have been awarded the 2019 APSA/Henry Mayer Foundation Prize for the best book on Australian politics for The Pivot of Power: Australian Prime Ministers and Political Leadership, 1949-2016.  Further information  

Congratulations to Steve Marti for the publication of ‘For Home and Empire’

Congratulations to Steve Marti for the publication of For Home and Empire (UBC Press, 2019). This book is the first to compare voluntary wartime mobilization across the Australian, Canadian, and New Zealand home fronts. It draws together case studies from the dominion home fronts to build a history of nations and empire in wartime.  Further Read more …

Congratulations to Richard Broome, Charles Fahey, Andrea Gaynor and Katie Holmes for the publication of ‘Mallee Country: Land, People, History’

Congratulations to Richard Broome, Charles Fahey, Andrea Gaynor and Katie Holmes for the publication of Mallee Country: Land, People, History (Monash University Press, 2019). This book tells the history of mallee lands and people across southern Australia from Deep Time to the present. Carefully shaped and managed by Aboriginal people for over 50,000 years, mallee Read more …

Congratulations to Terry Kass for the publication of ‘Unlocking Land: A Guide to Crown Land Records held at State Archives NSW’

Congratulations to Terry Kass for the publication of Unlocking Land: A Guide to Crown Land Records held at State Archives NSW (2019). This is a comprehensive guide to NSW land legislation and instructions on how to research NSW Crown land records. Detailed instructions about how to research land held under the many different tenures is a major part of Read more …

Congratulations to Russell McGregor for the publication of ‘Idling in Green Places: A Life of Alec Chisholm’

Congratulations to Russell McGregor for the publication of Idling in Green Places: A Life of Alec Chisholm (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2019). This is the first full biography of a writer who was once a household name in Australia. This book traces Chisholm’s life and explores the intertwining of nature and nation that threaded through his work.  Further information