Edited collection: ‘Proximity and Distance: Space, Time and the First World War’

CFP deadline: 30 April 2017 Emily Robertson and Romain Fathi seek proposals for chapters for a book they are editing. The collection will investigate the impact of proximity and distance in relation to the battlefront during and after World War I. The book will be International in scope and provide an important contribution towards engaging Read more …

History Week Victoria 2016

Victoria’s wide and wonderful history will come alive during History Week, coordinated by the Royal Historical Society of Victoria. The week features history-making events across the state that include engaging discussions, country adventures and walking tours. All are designed to open a window into Victoria’s past. Highlights enable participants to: see the fascinating change in Read more …

Honest History’s October Newsletter

Honest History’s E-newsletter out on 11 October announces the Honest History book (tentatively titled Honest History: Beyond Anzackery) to be published in April 2017 by NewSouth. The newsletter also includes links to new stories analysing the speeches of the director of the Australian War Memorial and showing how a Turkish general played an important role Read more …

CHASS 2016 book prize shortlist

Congratulations to AHA’s Frank Bongiorno, whose book The Eighties: The Decade that Transformed Australia has been shortlisted for the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences’ 2016 book prize. Also shortlisted are historians Klaus Neumann, for Across the Seas: Australia’s Response to Refugees, and Brenda Niall for Mannix. Further information.

Summer Vacation Scholarship Scheme, Australian War Memorial, Canberra

Applications are now open for the 2017 Australian War Memorial Summer Vacation Scholarship Scheme. Three scholarships will be awarded to history students who are undertaking postgraduate studies or are in the third or fourth year of an undergraduate course. The scholarships are tenable at the Memorial between 9 January and 17 February 2017. Applications close Read more …

National Archives of Australia/Australian Historical Association Postgraduate Scholarships

Applications open 1 October 2016 and close 31 October. National Archives of Australia/Australian Historical Association scholarships assist talented postgraduate scholars with the cost of copying records held in the Archives. For example, scholars may be based in one city and want to see records located in an Archives repository in another city. Assistance with digital Read more …

2016 NSW Premier’s History Awards

Warm congratulations to AHA members Stuart Macintyre, Ann McGrath and Tanya Evans, who won the following categories at the 2016 NSW Premier’s History Awards, announced at the State Library of New South Wales on 2 September: Australian History Prize: Stuart Macintyre, Australia’s Boldest Experiment: War and Reconstruction in the 1940s (NewSouth Publishing). General History Prize: Ann Read more …