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.

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 …

New issue of reCollections: A Journal of Museums and Collections out now

Volume 10 number 2 of the National Museum of Australia’s journal has contributions by Jan Brazier (Macleay Museum) and Molly Duggins (National Art School) on the production history and aesthetics of biological models and wall charts; and by Peter Brett (University of Tasmania) on the pedagogical challenges and opportunities afforded by Home Hill house museum, Read more …

Special journal issue on work of Tom Stannage

The latest issue of Studies in Western Australian History — Tom Stannage: History from the Other Side — edited by Deborah Gare and Jenny Gregory, was launched at the University of Western Australia in November. It includes analyses of the late Tom Stannage’s contribution to Australian History by a range of historians, as well as Read more …

Keynote speakers confirmed for Red Cross Movement conference

Keynote speakers for the conference Histories of the Red Cross Movement: Continuity and Change  for this conference in Adelaide in September 2016 have been confirmed : Michael Barnett, University Professor of International Affairs and Political Science at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs Professor Davide Rodogno, head of the International History Department Read more …