Congratulations to Bill Metcalf for receipt of a Distinguished Scholar Award

Congratulations to Dr William (Bill) Metcalf who was awarded the Distinguished Scholar Award at the recent conference of the Communal Studies Association in Illinois, USA. According to the citation, “This award honors those persons who have contributed greatly to the scholarly study of communal societies, both past and present”.  Further information.

Vale, Eric Richards

Emeritus Professor Eric Richards, 1940-2018 It is tremendously sad to report the sudden passing of Emeritus Professor Eric Richards, Flinders University, aged 78, on 21 September while in London. Eric will be remembered as one of the great Australian historians of the last 50 years, having won numerous awards, including Australian Historian of the Year Read more …

New Australian Policy and History Policy Brief – Noah Riseman

In  Australian Policy and History’s latest policy brief, Associate Professor Noah Riseman sets himself the task of briefing Defence Minister Christopher Pyne on whether the government should provide an apology and redress to former LGBT members of the Australian Defence Force for policies that discriminated against them. This brief was also written up in The Guardian. If you would like to write a public service-style Read more …