‘You’ll be Sorry! How World War II Changed Women’s Lives’

Congratulations to Ann Howard on two publications focusing on the hidden stories of Australians during World War II. You’ll be Sorry!  How World War II Changed Women’s Lives  (Big Sky Publishing, 2016) contains many firsthand accounts, documents and photographs that provide fascinating into women’s participation in the war effort. A Carefree War: The Hidden History Read more …

‘Gugu Badhun: People of the Valley of Lagoons ‘

Congratulations to Yvonne Cadet-James, Robert Andrew James, Sue McGinty and Russell McGregor on the publication of this innovative book which bridges historical scholarship and Aboriginal oral tradition to tell the story of the Gugu Badhun people from the upper Burdekin River in North Queensland. It offers new insights into Aboriginal–European interactions and new understandings of Read more …

‘The Intrepid Hilda Abbott: Author, Designer, Red Cross Officer, Political Wife, 1890–1984’

Congratulations to Pam Oliver on this recent publication which examines Hilda Abbott’s life experience through two world wars and multiple careers as a Sydney Morning Herald correspondent, ABC broadcaster and interior designer and examins her actions during and after the bombing of Darwin through the lens of class, race, gender conventions and imperialism. Further information.

2017 AHA prizes

The two annual AHA prizes were announced at the conference dinner on Thursday 6 July 2017. Congratulations to James Findlay, who won the 2017 Jill Roe Prize for an unpublished history essay by a postgraduate student with his ‘Cinematic Landscapes, Dark Tourism and the Ghosts of Port Arthur’ (full citation here) and to Benjamin Mountford whose Read more …

AHA 2017: Newcastle

A big vote of appreciation to the conference organising committee from Newcastle: Philip Dwyer, Nancy Cushing, Victoria Haskins, Lyndall Ryan, Julie McIntyre, James Bennett, Kate Ariotti and Kit Candlin. Not only did they turn on magnificent weather, they put together a wide-ranging, stimulating and inclusive program – of both academic papers and social events – in beautiful venues. Thank Read more …

NEWCASTLE 2017: AHA CONFERENCE NEWS

Digital History Workshop Associate Professor Michelle Moravec of Rosemont College, Philadelphia, will hold a workshop on the use of computational linguistics in historical research on the first day of the Newcastle conference: 1:00 – 5:00 pm, Monday 3 July 2017, University House. A few places remain; register through the conference website. Welcome reception Immediately after Read more …

AHA ECR blog – How To… Write a Book Proposal

Phillipa McGuinness, executive publisher at NewSouth Publishing, kicks off the AHA ECR blog’s new ‘how to’ series with some fantastic tips on what and what not to do when writing a book proposal. She explains what will catch the eye of a publisher, reminds us to read widely and encourages historians to be imaginative and bold. Read Read more …