New issue of reCollections: A Journal of Museums and Collections out now

Volume 10 number 2 of the National Museum of Australia’s journal has contributions by Jan Brazier (Macleay Museum) and Molly Duggins (National Art School) on the production history and aesthetics of biological models and wall charts; and by Peter Brett (University of Tasmania) on the pedagogical challenges and opportunities afforded by Home Hill house museum, Read more …

Japan as the Occupier and the Occupied

Christine de Matos (with Mark E. Caprio of Rikkyo University, Tokyo) edited collection Japan as the Occupier and the Occupied (Palgrave Macmillan) which examines transwar transitions in Japan and the various territories that it controlled, including Korea, Borneo, Singapore, Manchuria and China will be launched by Professor Vera Mackie (University of Wollongong). Drinks and nibbles Read more …

Japan as the Occupier and the Occupied

Christine de Matos (with Mark E. Caprio of Rikkyo University, Tokyo) have just edited the collection Japan as the Occupier and the Occupied (Palgrave Macmillan) which examines transwar transitions in Japan and the various territories that it controlled, including Korea, Borneo, Singapore, Manchuria and China. The book contributes to scholarship on the power dynamics of Read more …

Australian Women War Reporters

Free talk with Jeannine Baker author of Australian Women War Reporters: Boer War to Vietnam. Jeannine Baker is an historian at Macquarie University who researches Australian media history and women’s history. She was awarded the University of Melbourne’s 2014 Dennis-Wettenhall Prize for Australian History. She has also worked in the media and museum sectors as a Read more …

Women War Reporters

A free talk for History Week with Jeannine Baker author of Australian Women War Reporters: Boer War to Vietnam. The common picture of the war correspondent is a heroic male reporter of frontline combat, but women war reporters have been more numerous and significant than imagined. Against the vehement opposition of newspaper editors, male reporters and Read more …

Australian Women War Reporters: Boer War to Vietnam

In Australian Women War Reporters: Boer War to Vietnam, Jeannine Baker tells the previously hidden story of Australian and New Zealand women journalists who fought for equality with their male colleagues, and filed stories across the globe from the main conflicts of the twentieth century. This book celebrates the significant contribution made by women war Read more …

Honest History e-Newsletter no. 29, 1 September 2015

Honest History’s e-newsletter has gone out to subscribers and is also on the Honest History website. It includes links to new material on the site plus a set of Whizzbangs, mostly on cultural policy. Or you can go straight to the business end of the website . New items include a forensic analysis of the Read more …

A Little America in Western Australia: The US Naval Communication Station at North West Cape and the Founding of Exmouth

Michael L Ondaatje (with Anthony J Barker) has just published A Little America in Western Australia: The US Naval Communication Station at North West Cape and the Founding of Exmouth (UWAP Scholarly). This history investigates the significance of North West Cape for Australian–US relations and Australian politics, and examines the social and political history of Read more …