Vale Tracey Banivanua-Mar

The AHA is deeply saddened by the death of Dr Tracey Banivanua-Mar, a brilliant scholar, teacher, colleague and friend. She will be greatly missed, but her inspiration will live on. Our heartfelt condolences to her children, her husband and all her family. Tracey’s funeral will be held at 11:30 am, Friday 25 August in the Read more …

Funding for ECRs

The AHA’s Allan Martin Award is a research fellowship intended to assist early-career historians further their research in Australian history. It is available to all early career historians (within five years of the award of their PhD degree), whether academic, professional, or public historians working in museums, war memorials and other institutions. Funding of up Read more …

Petition to restore the independence of the State Records Office of Western Australia

The Western Australian Government has merged the State Records Office (SRO) into the State Library of Western Australia from 1 July 2017, effectively ending the existence of the SRO as an independent agency. The Australian Society of Archivists (ASA) has protested against this change to the machinery of government, which was made without any proper process of Read more …

NAA/AHA postgraduate scholarship, Round 1 2017

Congratulations to Miranda Francis (PhD candidate, La Trobe University) and her project ‘Why did Mrs ‘Smith’ send a submission to the Royal Commission on Human Relationships? Family life in 1970s Australia’ and Holly Taylor (PhD candidate, University of Washington) with her project ‘Preserving Places That Matter: The Origins of Social Value in Australian Heritage Conservation’, Read more …

2017 AHA prizes

The two annual AHA prizes were announced at the conference dinner on Thursday 6 July 2017. Congratulations to James Findlay, who won the 2017 Jill Roe Prize for an unpublished history essay by a postgraduate student with his ‘Cinematic Landscapes, Dark Tourism and the Ghosts of Port Arthur’ (full citation here) and to Benjamin Mountford whose Read more …

AHA 2017: Newcastle

A big vote of appreciation to the conference organising committee from Newcastle: Philip Dwyer, Nancy Cushing, Victoria Haskins, Lyndall Ryan, Julie McIntyre, James Bennett, Kate Ariotti and Kit Candlin. Not only did they turn on magnificent weather, they put together a wide-ranging, stimulating and inclusive program – of both academic papers and social events – in beautiful venues. Thank Read more …