Congratulations to Billy Griffiths who has been awarded the 2019 Ernest Scott Prize

Congratulations to Billy Griffiths who has been awarded the 2019 Ernest Scott Prize for Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia. The Ernest Scott Prize is awarded for work based upon original research which is, in the opinion of the judges, the most distinguished contribution to the history of Australia or New Zealand or to the history of colonisation.  Further information 

Inquiry into Canberra’s National Institutions Report

On Wednesday the 3rd of April, the Federal Government tabled the Inquiry into Canberra’s National Institutions Report, titled ‘Telling Australia’s Story – and Why it’s Important’. The inquiry focused on Canberra’s Museum of Australian Democracy, National Film and Sound Archive, National Gallery, National Library, National Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Australian War Memorial and National Archives Read more …

Casualisation Survey

To better understand how historians are affected by casualisation in the tertiary education sector, the AHA is undertaking a survey among members and non-members of the association. The survey runs from 1 to 31 March 2019. Purpose of the survey: •  To gain more direct understanding of the experiences of casual academics regarding the nature Read more …

Congratulations to AHA members made Members (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the 2019 Australia Day Honours

Congratulations to past president Lynette Russell, awarded for her significant service to higher education, particularly Indigenous history, and to professional organisations. Awarded too were Frank Bongiorno for his significant service to tertiary education in the field of history and Lyndall Ryan for her significant service to higher education, particularly to Indigenous history and women’s studies

Jill Roe Early Career Researcher AHA Conference Scholarship Scheme Applications Open

The AHA is thrilled to announce a new conference prize, the Jill Roe Early Career Researcher AHA Conference Scholarship.  Funding for this scheme is made possible by a generous bequest from Professor Emerita Jill Roe (1940–2017), an eminent and much-loved Australian historian who made a very significant contribution to the writing, teaching and public communication of history Read more …

‘History Australia’ Editorial Team

On behalf of the AHA executive and the entire AHA membership, AHA President Joy Damousi would like to extend our thanks and gratitude to the outgoing History Australia team of Melanie Oppenheimer, Cath Kevin and Matt Fitzpatrick for their outstanding editorship of History Australia over the past 3 years. Under their stewardship the journal has thrived and flourished. We are especially grateful to them Read more …

AHA-Copyright Agency Early Career Mentorships

The AHA would like to thank all who applied for the AHA-Copyright Agency Early Career Mentorship. It was a very competitive field and the judges were most impressed with the high quality of the topics and the enthusiastic support of proposed mentors and institutions.  We are delighted to announce the successful applicants and look forward to seeing their work published over the Read more …