2017 History Council of New South Wales Awards

Warm congratulations to the winners of the 2017 History Council of New South Wales Awards. The 2017 Annual History Citation was awarded to AHA member Emeritus Professor David Carment, AM, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to historical scholarship, and his generosity and unwavering commitment to supporting the history community, including mentoring its emerging professionals. The 2017 Read more …

Serle Award for the best postgraduate thesis in Australian history

The Serle Award is a biennial prize to commemorate the contribution to Australian History of Dr Geoffrey Serle (1922–1998). Geoffrey Serle was Lecturer in History at the University of Melbourne (1951–60), Senior Lecturer and Reader in History at Monash University (1961–63), and General Editor of the Australian Dictionary of Biography (1975–88). The Award has been Read more …

Funding for ECRs

The AHA’s Allan Martin Award is a research fellowship intended to assist early-career historians further their research in Australian history. It is available to all early career historians (within five years of the award of their PhD degree), whether academic, professional, or public historians working in museums, war memorials and other institutions. Funding of up Read more …

2017 AHA prizes

The two annual AHA prizes were announced at the conference dinner on Thursday 6 July 2017. Congratulations to James Findlay, who won the 2017 Jill Roe Prize for an unpublished history essay by a postgraduate student with his ‘Cinematic Landscapes, Dark Tourism and the Ghosts of Port Arthur’ (full citation here) and to Benjamin Mountford whose Read more …

Ann McGrath, AM, Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellow

The AHA is thrilled to offer its warm congratulations to Professor Ann McGrath (Director of the Australian Centre for Indigenous History at ANU) who received two well-deserved acknowledgements of her significant contribution to the history profession in Australia and influential scholarly work. On 5 June 2017  she was awarded the prestigious Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellowship for her Read more …

Jill Roe Prize

The AHA’s Jill Roe Prize is awarded annually for the best unpublished article-length work  of historical research in any area of historical enquiry produced by a postgraduate student. The next Jill Roe Prize will be awarded in July 2017. Applications are now open and close Friday 31 March 2017. Further information.