CFP: How The Personal Became Political: Re-Assessing Australia’s Revolutions In Gender And Sexuality In The 1970s

Call for papers deadline 28 October 2016 Monday 6th March – Tuesday 7th March 2017, Australian National University How and why did matters previously considered private and personal, become public and political during the 1970s? What were the key policy shifts? How were protests in the streets connected to legislative reforms? Who were the critical Read more …

Spider Web: The Birth of American Anticommunism by Nick Fischer

Nick Fischer’s Spider Web: The Birth of American Anticommunism (University of Illinois Press) details how anticommunist myths and propaganda influenced mainstream politics in America, and how the right’s efforts paved the way for the McCarthyite 1950s and augured the conservative backlash that would transform American politics. The book will be launched by Stuart Macintyre AO.

Acknowledge No Frontier: The Creation and Demise of New Zealand’s Provinces, 1853–76

André Brett’s Acknowledge No Frontier: The Creation and Demise of New Zealand’s Provinces, 1853–76 (Otago University Press) examines a formative but largely forgotten era of New Zealand’s history. It is an account of the evolution of individual provinces and the central government’s use of public works, especially railways, to gain support for their abolition and Read more …

Spider Web: The Birth of American Anticommunism

Nick Fischer’s Spider Web: The Birth of American Anticommunism (University of Illinois Press) details how anticommunist myths and propaganda influenced mainstream politics in America, and how the right’s efforts paved the way for the McCarthyite 1950s and augured the conservative backlash that would transform American politics. The book will be launched by Stuart Macintyre in Read more …

From Pioneer to Premier

Lyndon Megarrity will present a paper on the life and times of Sir Robert Philp, Queensland Premier (1899-1903; 1907-8) and co-founder of Burns, Philp & Co.

AHA member shortlisted for 2016 Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award

Deborah Wilson’s Different White People: Radical Activism For Aboriginal Rights 1946–1972 (UWA Publishing, 2015) has been shortlisted for the 2016 Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award. The winner will be announced on Tuesday 28 June at Northern Territory Library in Parliament House.

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.

Settling the Office: The Australian Prime Ministership from Federation to Reconstruction

James Walter, with Paul Strangio and Paul T’Hart, have recently published Settling the Office: The Australian Prime Ministership from Federation to Reconstruction (Melbourne University Press). It chronicles the development of the prime ministership from its rudimentary early days following Federation through to the powerful, institutionalised prime-ministerial leadership of the postwar era.