Voyages and Visions: A Symposium in Honour of John Gascoigne and Ian Tyrrell

This celebration of the inspirational careers of two of Australia’s most eminent historians will be held 30 June to 2 July. There are a number of ways you can be involved: Cocktail Party and Keynote Address by Tom Griffiths, ‘Global Dreaming: Australia and the World’, $30 or Conference (2-day) and Cocktail Party/Tom Griffiths address: $150. Read more …

Voyages and Visions: A Symposium in Honour of John Gascoigne and Ian Tyrrell

Registrations are now open for a three day celebration of two inspirational careers. This event brings together historians from all over Australia and internationally to share ground-breaking new work on empires and exploration, cross-cultural encounters, the history of science, American exceptionalism, and social and environmental visionaries. Thursday 30 June to Saturday 2 July 2016, University Read more …

Royal Society of NSW History and Philosophy of Science Medal 2015 awarded to AHA member

The Royal Society of NSW has awarded Warwick Anderson (University of Sydney) its History and Philosophy of Science Medal for 2015. The inaugural medal in 2014 was awarded to Dr Ann Moyal. In 2014 Professor Anderson, with immunologist Ian Mackay, published Intolerant Bodies: A Short History of Autoimmunity (Johns Hopkins University Press) helps close the Read more …

Recent AHA member lectures on podcast

For those of us who could not make it in person, the History Council of Victoria’s 2015 Annual Lecture, ‘Australia’s Big Science Picnic, 1914: Some New Evidence’ presented by Lynette Russell, and the History Council of South Australia’s Annual Lecture 2015 ‘Our schools and the Great War’ presented by Rosalie Triolo are both now available Read more …

Australia’s Big Science Picnic, 1914: Some New Evidence

The 2015 History Council of Victoria’s annual lecture will be delivered by Professor Lynette Russell (Monash University). This lecture draws on recently uncovered archival materials from Oxford’s Bodleian Library and considers the personalities, logistics, events and outcomes of the Australian Federal Government’s sponsorship of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS) to travel Read more …

AHA Vice-President delivers History Council of Victoria annual lecture

Our Vice-President Lynette Russell will deliver the History Council of Victoria’s annual lecture in which she will offer new insights into the 1914 conference of the British Association for the Advancement of Science – held in Australia thanks to government sponsorship – and its legacy. Thursday 22 October 2015, 6.00–7.30 pm Old Treasury Building, Melbourne Read more …

Transforming Biology: A History of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Melbourne

Juliet Flesch’s latest book, Transforming Biology: A History of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Melbourne (The Miegunyah Press) tells the story of the evolution of a department engaged in significant fundamental biomolecular science, as well as the translation of discoveries to industry and the clinic. It will be published Read more …