AHA/Honest History: AHA Conference 2019 Teacher Scholarship Recipient

The AHA would like to thank all who applied for the inaugural AHA/Honest History Teacher Scholarship. The scheme supports a secondary school History teacher to attend the annual Australian Historical Association Conference to promote engagement between History teachers and the broader historical community. Funding for this scheme is made possible by a generous donation from Honest History Read more …

Congratulations to Pete Minard for publishing ‘All Things Harmless, Useful and Ornamental: Environmental Tranformations through Species Acclimitization, from Colonial Australia to the World’

Congratulations to Pete Minard for the publication of All Things Harmless, Useful and Ornamental: Environmental Tranformations through Species Acclimitization, from Colonial Australia to the World (University of North Carolina Press, 2019). This book argues that the colonies, not the imperial centres, led the movement for species acclimatization. By focusing particularly on the Australian colony of Victoria, Minard reveals a global network of would-be Read more …

AHA Submissions to NAA Tune Review, ARC ANZSRC Review, Future Humanities Workforce Consultation

The AHA Executive has made submissions to three reviews relevant to the history discipline in Australia: the NAA Tune Review on the purpose, role and functions of the NAA; the ARC Review of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification; and the AAH Future Humanities Workforce Consultation on the challenges and opportunities facing Australia’s humanities-trained workforce. Read more …

Congratulations to Karen Fox for the publication of her new edited book ‘True Biographies of Nations? The Cultural Journeys of Dictionaries of National Biography’

Congratulations to Karen Fox for the publication of her edited work True Biographies of Nations? The Cultural Journeys of Dictionaries of National Biography (ANU Press, 2019). This book brings together practitioners from around the English‑speaking world to reflect on national biographical dictionary projects’ recent cultural journeys, and the challenges presented to them by such developments as the transition to a Read more …

Congratulations to Ben Silverstein for the publication of ‘Governing Natives: Indirect Rule and Settler Colonialism in Australia’s North’

Congratulations to Ben Silverstein for the publication of Governing Natives: Indirect Rule and Settler Colonialism in Australia’s North (Manchester University Press: 2018). This book locates Aboriginal history within imperial history, situating the settler colonial politics of Indigeneity in a broader governmental context.  Further information. 

Congratulations to Philip Deery and Anita Stelmach, joint winners of the Wakefield Press Essay Prize

The History Council of South Australia have announced joint winners of the Wakefield Press Essay Prize. First essay prize winner is Professor Philip Deery for his essay ‘Spying in South Australia: “Comrade Anne” and ASIO’s infiltration of the South Australian Communist Party’. Second essay winner is Flinders University PhD student, Anita Stelmach, who won the Read more …

Congratulations to Alexia Moncrieff for winning the 2018 Bryan Gandevia Prize for Australian Military-Medical History

Congratulations to Alexia Moncrieff, who has been awarded the 2018 Bryan Gandevia Prize for Australian Military-Medical History for her thesis, titled ‘“We are entitled to some control”: the Australian Army Medical Corps in the First World War.’ The prize rewards an outstanding honours, masters or doctoral thesis on a significant subject on military, social, or medical aspects of Australian wartime history.  Further information. 

Local Communities, Global Networks: AHA Conference Registration Open

A reminder that conference registrations are still open. Please note that there is an invoice option of 30-day payments for those who need it. The draft conference program is also available on the conference website.   Presenter Registrations close 1 June 2019   Attendance Registrations close 7 July 2019  Full details