Bearing Witness Across the Generations

Clare Wright in conversation with Magda Szubanski and Leah Kaminsky discussing the various and profound tragedies of war and the resulting intergenerational trauma it can engender. A City of Glen Eira Storytelling Festival 2016 event. This is a free event, bookings requested.

Private Lives, Public History

Anna Clark’s latest book Private Lives, Public History (Melbourne University Publishing) will be published on 1 February. It explores how our personal pasts intersect with broader historical questions. Drawing on interviews with Australians from five communities around the country, Clark uncovers how we think about the past in the context of our local and intimate Read more …

Memory and Migration in the Shadow of War: Australia’s Greek Immigrants after World War II and the Greek Civil War

Joy Damousi’s Memory and Migration in the Shadow of War: Australia’s Greek Immigrants after World War II and the Greek Civil War (Cambridge University Press) was published this month. Focusing on Australia’s Greek immigrants in the aftermath of the Second World War and the Greek Civil War, the book explores the concept of remembrance within Read more …

AHA member winner of a 2015 Victorian Community History Award

Alistair Thomson is the winner of the 2015 Victorian Community History Award for History Article (Peer Reviewed) for ‘Anzac Memories Revisited: Trauma, Memory, and Oral History’, Oral History Review 42, no 1. (Winter/Spring 2015): 1–29. Shortlisted for this award was Douglas Wilkie for ‘Exodus and Panic? Melbourne’s Reaction to the Bathurst Gold Discoveries of May Read more …

Historical Justice and Memory, eds, Klaus Neumann and Janna Thompson

Professor Tessa Morris-Suzuki will launch the book Historical Justice and Memory (Wisconsin University Press) edited by AHA member Klaus Neumann and Janna Thompson. In this book, leading scholars in philosophy, history, political science, and semiotics offer new essays that discuss and assess these momentous global developments. They evaluate the strength and weaknesses of the movement, Read more …

Historical Justice and Memory

Klaus Neumann (and Janna Thompson) are the editors of a new collection, Historical Justice and Memory (University of Wisconsin Press) in which leading scholars in philosophy, history, political science, and semiotics discuss and assess the global movement for historical justice. They evaluate the strength and weaknesses of the movement, its accomplishments and failings, its philosophical Read more …

Historical Consciousness: A Conversation

An Australian Studies Research Network Seminar with Anna Clark, Tanya Evans and Hannah Forsyth. What does it mean to feel connected to the past? What histories do we remember and what do choose to forget? This panel discussion explores the ways we think about history in contemporary society and the ways historians try to understand Read more …

Anxious Histories: Narrating the Holocaust in Jewish Communities at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century

Jordana Silverstein’s Anxious Histories: Narrating the Holocaust in Jewish Communities at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century (Berghahn Books, 2015) explores the role of memories and narratives of the Holocaust in the pedagogy of Jewish schools in Melbourne and New York revealing the anxious thread that runs throughout these historical narratives.