Honest History update

AHA affiliate Honest History has just posted new material on a 1967 Vietnam War protest on a surfboard, the marriage equality debate and Australian progressivism, the stodgy and unimaginative program of Armistice Centenary grants, Carmen Lawrence’s 2006 book Fear and Politics and its continuing relevance, and the FBI’s harassment of Australian historian Les Jauncey. There are reviews Read more …

‘The Public Historian’ – Special Issue on LGBTQ Public History

CFP deadline: Wednesday 26 April 2017 Proposals are invited for articles to be published in a special issue on LGTBQ public history to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. A broad range of proposals focused on LGBTQ public history in North America and beyond are encouraged, including community-based projects, oral history, digital Read more …

Contesting Australian History: Festschrift in honour of Professor Marilyn Lake

This festschrift event is in celebration of Marilyn Lake’s scholarship and teaching and her contributions to different university communities and the Australian Historical Association, and her much valued friendship and collegiality over many years. The themes of the two day event will include: international history from an Australian perspective; histories of feminism; engaging America: US Read more …

Honest History’s October Newsletter

Honest History’s E-newsletter out on 11 October announces the Honest History book (tentatively titled Honest History: Beyond Anzackery) to be published in April 2017 by NewSouth. The newsletter also includes links to new stories analysing the speeches of the director of the Australian War Memorial and showing how a Turkish general played an important role Read more …

‘Historic House Anarchist’ – keynote address

Franklin Vagnone, public historian and ‘Historic House Anarchist’, is coming to Sydney for two days of public programs and professional development, presented by Sydney Living Museums, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences and M&G NSW.