‘Local Communities, Global Networks’: Australian Historical Association 2019 Conference: Website, keynote speakers and CFP

8-12 July 2019, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba How have the local and the global intersected, inspired and transformed experiences within and from Australia’s history? How do the histories of Indigenous, imperial, migrant and the myriad of other communities and networks inform, contest and shape knowledge about Australia today? The conference theme speaks to the Read more …

Congratulations to AHA members shortlisted for 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards

Congratulations to AHA members and others shortlisted for the 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, in particular for:  Non-Fiction:   Sheila Fitzpatrick, Mischka’s War: A European Odyssey of the 1940s  Richard McGregor, Asia’s Reckoning  Chris Masters, No Front Line: Australia’s Special Forces at War in Afghanistan  Stuart Kells, The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders, and  Jelena Dokic and Jessica Halloran, Unbreakable.  Australian History:  Jayne Persian, Beautiful Balts: From Displaced Persons to New Australians  Read more …

AHA response to political interference in the peer review process of awarding Australian Research Council grants

The Australian Historical Association expresses in the strongest terms its staunch opposition to political interference in the peer review process of awarding Australian Research Council grants. The news that former Minister for Education and Training, Simon Birmingham, intervened to obstruct the funding of 11 research grants that had been approved through the rigorous peer review process undermines the independence of high quality Australian research and the Read more …

NAA-AHA scholarships: Round 2, 2018 Applications Due Soon.  

National Archives of Australia/Australian Historical Association scholarships assist talented postgraduate scholars with the cost of copying records held in the Archives. Students enrolled in a Masters or PhD degree in history are invited to apply for these scholarships. Applications for this round close Wednesday 31 October 2018.   Further information.