‘From Boom to Bust’: AHA Conference 2016

The drama of a ‘boom to bust’ (rise and fall) or a ‘bust to boom’ (rags to riches) tale makes for a compelling story. Historians rarely shy away from the appeal of such narratives. At the AHA 2016 annual conference the changing fortunes of the mining, industrial, cultural, environmental, and heritage sectors – and the Read more …

AHA2016: movie screening

If you can arrive early for the conference you will be able to catch a screening of the 1974 movie The Unlucky Australians, directed by John Goldschmidt and starring Frank Hardy: Monday 4 July, 10.45am–1pm at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka. This is a free event but please register through the conference Eventbrite Read more …

Further tours announced for AHA 2016: From Boom to Bust

Two more terrific tours have been announced for our conference in Ballarat in July: Urban Exploration Tour, Tuesday 5 July 2.30–3.30pm, presented by the Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History (CRCAH) at Federation University Australia, History Heritage Place and timecapsuleballarat.com. This is a semi-self-directed online/offline exploration around one of Federation University’s city campuses located at Read more …

Another keynote speaker confirmed for AHA 2016

Adam Wilkinson will deliver the address ‘The death of the moral prerogative – why bother with urban conservation’ in July in Ballarat at AHA 2016: From Boom to Bust. Adam is Director of Edinburgh World Heritage. With an MA in Medieval History and Russian Language, an MSc in Historic Conservation and a broad knowledge of Read more …