Congratulations to Marilyn Lake for the forthcoming publication of her book ‘Progressive New World’

Congratulations to Marilyn Lake for the forthcoming publication of her book Progressive New World: How Settler Colonialism and Transpacific Exchange Shaped American Reform (Harvard University Press, 2019). The book points to the significance of turn-of-the-twentieth-century exchanges between American and Australasian reformers who shared racial sensibilities, along with a commitment to forging an ideal social order. Progressive New World demonstrates that race and reform Read more …

Congratulations to Tim Causer for the publication of Jeremy Bentham’s ‘Writings on Australia’

Congratulations to Tim Causer and Philip Schofield, whose open access pre-publication version of Jeremy Bentham’s Writings on Australia, a forthcoming edited volume of their The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham, is now available to download. This work consists of seven texts, several of which are made available for the first time, and include Bentham’s earliest detailed engagement with the New South Wales penal colony, his detailed Read more …

Congratulations to Dr. Frances M. Clarke for receiving the Coordinating Council of Women Historians’ Carol Gold Award

Congratulations to Dr. Frances M. Clarke and her collaborator Rebecca Jo Plant, who have received the Coordinating Council of Women Historians’ Carol Gold Award for the best article in any field in a peer reviewed journal in 2017 for “No Minor Matter: Underage Soldiers, Parents, and the Nationalization of Habeas Corpus in Civil War America,” Law and History Review 35:4 Read more …

Congratulations to AHA members Christina Twomey and Paul Irish, winners of 2018 New South Wales Premier’s History Awards

Congratulations to AHA members and the other winners of the 2018 New South Wales Premier’s History Awards: Australian History Prize – Christina Twomey for The Battle Within: POWs in Postwar Australia General History Prize – Sean Scalmer for On the Stump: Campaign Oratory and Democracy in the United States, Britain and Australia Community and Regional Read more …

Notice of AGM

Dear Members Notice of AGM The Australian Historical Association, Annual General Meeting will take place Thursday 5 July 2018, Copland Theatre, Australian National University, ACT, 5.00pm-6.00pm Please find attached:     Agenda AHA History Journal List (Vice President’s report) Minutes of AHA AGM 2017   All members welcome

AHA Executive Committee: Call for Nominations 2018

In accordance with the Constitution of the Australian Historical Association, elections are held every two years for membership of the Association’s Executive Committee. The term of office for the incoming Executive will be from the date of the Annual General Meeting in 2018 to that of the Annual General Meeting in 2020. A thoughtful, hard Read more …

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 …