‘Across the Seas’ wins 2016 CHASS Australia Prize

Congratulations to AHA member Klaus Neumann, whose book Across the Seas: Australia’s Response to Refugees: A History has won the 2016 CHASS Australia Prize for a Book. The prize, announced on 21 October, was awarded to the Australian writer whose non-fiction book published in 2015 contributed most to Australian cultural and intellectual life. Further details.   Read more …

Global Histories of Refugees

This 3-day international conference seeks to explore all aspects of the history of the past and present plight of refugees, the global issue of our times. The United Nations has estimated that over 65 million people worldwide are displaced as a result of conflict and persecution, the highest number since the 1990s. In most recent Read more …

Armenia’s Angels

This event will reflect on Vicken Babkenian and Peter Stanley’s Armenia, Australia and the Great War (NewSouth Books) and celebrate Australian humanitarians who assisted Armenian refugees in the Middle East in 1922. The keynote address will be delivered by Tim Costello AO, Chief Executive Officer of World Vision Australia. Email humanitarian@nswact.uca.org.au by Thursday 8 September 2016 to Read more …

Child Refugees and Australian Internationalism – Past, Present, Future

Allan Martin Public Lecture 2016 with Professor Joy Damousi. The issue of child refugees is a timely, relevant and highly significant one. The treatment and experience of child refugees continues to be an ongoing concern and the focus of national and international debates. Australia has played a major role internationally in offering humanitarian assistance to Read more …

Pacific Solutions? Contexts, Consequences, and Legacies of Asian Migration and Deportation in the USA and Australia

A panel discussion with Ethan Blue (University of Western Australia), Klaus Neumann (Swinburne University of Technology) and Elliott Young (Lewis and Clark College). In this international panel, three scholars will place the current Australian and American debates about immigration control, detention, and deportation in historical contexts, discussing the origins and consequences of policies in each Read more …

Across the Seas: Australia’s Response to Refugees with Klaus Neumann

Klaus Neumann, author of Across the Seas: Australia’s Response to Refugees, will deliver a public talk about how Australia has responded over time to arrivals of refugees to our shores. By exploring the ways in which politicians have approached asylum-seeker issues in the past, Neumann aims to inspire more creative thinking about current refugee and asylum-seeker policy. Read more …