‘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 …

AHA 2016: From Boom To Bust – update

The AHA 2016 conference website now includes registration costs (though registrations are not yet open) and information about accommodation (July is a peak tourist period for Ballarat and conference delegates are advised to book accommodation early). If you are on the home page for the conference you will see ‘Accommodation’ and ‘Registration’ links in the Read more …