‘Australian Lives: An Intimate History’

Congratulations to Anisa Puri and Alistair Thomson on publication in May 2017 of their book. Australian Lives: An Intimate History, which illuminates Australian life across the 20th and into the 21st century. From oral history interviews with Australians born between 1920 and 1989, fifty narrators reflect on their diverse experiences as children and teenagers, in midlife Read more …

New edition of The Oral History Reader

Rob Perks and Alistair Thomson have just published the new, third edition of The Oral History Reader, a comprehensive, international anthology combining major, ‘classic’ articles with cutting-edge pieces on the theory, method and use of oral history. Twenty-seven new chapters introduce the most significant developments in oral history in the last decade to bring this invaluable 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 …