AHA2018: submit your abstract now

The conference organising committee is pleased to announce that online abstract submissions are now open. We are also pleased to confirm that three AHA affiliated associations – the Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine (ANZSHM), the Australian Society for Sports History (ASSH), and the Religious History Association (RHA) – will convene streams during the conference. Additionally, there will be formally curated streams Read more …

Vale Ken Inglis

The AHA is deeply saddened by the death of distinguished Australian historian and long-time AHA member Emeritus Professor Ken Inglis on 1 December 2017. The quality of his scholarship is evident his many influential works on a wide range of social and cultural issues of Australia’s history, including Sacred Places: War Memorials in the Australian Landscape and Read more …

‘law&history’

The most recent issue of law&history, just published, is a special issue on gender intimacy and colonial violence with articles by Penny Edmonds, Victoria Haskins, Anna Johnston, Amanda Nettelbeck, Lyndall Ryan, and Angela Wanhalla; and a tribute to Tracey Banivanua Mar by Julie Evans. Congratulations to all contributors. Further information.

‘Zoffany’s Daughter: Love and Treachery on a Small Island’

Congratulations to Stephen Foster on the publication of his new book (in Australia by South Solitary Press and in the UK by Blue Ormer Publishing). It tells the story of Cecilia Zoffany, daughter of a famous artist, and her struggle to maintain custody of her 11-year-old daughter on Guernsey in 1825. The book crosses historical genres, Read more …

Australian Academy of the Humanities

Congratulations to AHA vice president, Joy Damousi, on her recent election as president of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. On 20 November 2017, she welcomed 23 new fellows to the AAH, elected in recognition of elected in recognition of their outstanding scholarship and practice in the humanities disciplines. Among the new fellows were AHA Read more …

ERC blog update: Objects That Shaped My Life

Karen Schamberger is a curator at the National Museum of Australia. She is currently expanding her horizons through her work as part of the exhibition team developing a new long-term environmental history gallery. She recently completed her PhD: ‘Identity, belonging and cultural diversity in Australian museums’ and previously worked as a research assistant at Deakin Read more …

AHA2018 ‘The Scale of History’: keynote speakers confirmed

The AHA2018 keynote speakers have all been confirmed and it is an exciting line-up: Professor Clare Anderson (University of Leicester, UK), who works on colonialism and colonial societies across the British Empire and is currently directing the European Research Council funded project ‘The Carceral Archipelago’ (2013-2018); Professor Mark McKenna (University of Sydney), author of several prize-winning books, including his most Read more …

ARC success for History

We have identified the following recipients of ARC grants in the history field (FOR2103) for projects commencing in 2018. We congratulate all these scholars and their teams. If we have missed anyone, please let us know – we’d love to hear about it! Discovery (Chief CIs): Warwick Anderson (Sydney); Susan Broomhall (UWA); Matthew Fitzpatrick (Flinders); Read more …

‘One Small World: The History of the Addison Road Community Centre’

Congratulations to Sue Castrique on the publication of her new book. Soon after the Addison Road Community Centre in Marrickville opened in 1976, AI Grassby called it ‘one small world in Australia’. A handful of determined migrant groups banded together to create their own community centre, a place for festivals, performances, to share culture, language, Read more …