‘Encounters with Asian Decolonisation’

Congratulations to David Fettling, for his recently published book Encounters with Asian Decolonisation (Australian Scholarly Publishing), which tells the story of how, five Australians, all government officials, experienced first-hand the ‘revolt of Asia’ after the Second World War. In doing so, it reveals much about the evolution of Australia’s Asian engagement during the twentieth century Read more …

Prue Torney Fellows’ Prize

This prize will be awarded for a book, published in the last five years, that is a history or biography about Australians who individually or collectively have contributed to an understanding of Asia or Australian perceptions of Asia (or any part thereof in either case). It is open to University of Melbourne alumni only. Applications Read more …

Asia-Australia: Transnational Connections

The Australian Academy of the Humanities’ 47th Annual Symposium will bring together humanities experts, cultural leaders, industry representatives and policy makers to consider how transnational experiences, networks and modes of engagement will shape Australia’s future in the region.

PhD Scholarship, Architectural History and Cultural Heritage in Asia

The Australian Collaboratory for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage (ACAHUCH)  in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne has a fully funded PhD Scholarship open to those with backgrounds in cognate fields, including history. Applications close Friday 30 September. Full details.

Transnational Protest, Australia and the 1960s

Jon Piccini’s new book, Transnational Protest, Australia and the 1960s (Palgrave Macmillan) broadens our understanding of Australian protest and reform movements by situating them within a properly global – and particularly Asian – context, where Australian protestors sought answers, utopias and allies.

Visiting the Neighbours: Australians in Asia

Agnieszka Sobocinska’s Visiting the Neighbours tells the story of Australian relations with Asia from the bottom up, examining the experiences of some of the millions of travellers and tourists who headed to the region over more than a hundred years. Merchants, missionaries, pilgrims, soldiers, hippies, diplomats, backpackers all had an impact on diplomacy and international relations.