History Australia: ‘Coming Home’ issue

CFP deadline: 15 August 2017 Guest editors Bart Ziino (Deakin University) and Romain Fathi (Flinders University) seek proposals for contributions to a special issue of ‘History Australia’. Demobilising from total war was as much a psychological as a military and economic process. The extraordinary mobilisation of people, finance, images, emotions and sentiments that occurred between Read more …

ACT Government’s Territory Records Office – Council vacancies

The ACT Government’s Territory Records Office is seeking expressions of interest from members of the community interested in being recommended for appointment to the Territory Records Council. There are currently five vacancies on the Council, the role of which is to advise the Director of Territory Records about the development and review of standards and Read more …

2017 AHA survey

The AHA Executive Committee would like to know more about historians working in or on Australia. We have opened an anonymous and voluntary survey designed to fulfil two purposes: to give the AHA a profile of the historical community it serves and to learn what historians value about the AHA to help in planning for Read more …

AHA-Copyright Agency Bursaries

The Australian Historical Association (AHA) in association with the Copyright Agency offers travel and writing bursaries linked to the AHA annual conference. The bursaries are intended to encourage and support emerging historians who would otherwise be unable to attend the conference. The 2017 round of bursaries is now open. Applications close Tuesday 14 March 2017. Read more …

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.