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 …

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.

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 …

Voyages and Visions: A Symposium in Honour of John Gascoigne and Ian Tyrrell

This celebration of the inspirational careers of two of Australia’s most eminent historians will be held 30 June to 2 July. There are a number of ways you can be involved: Cocktail Party and Keynote Address by Tom Griffiths, ‘Global Dreaming: Australia and the World’, $30 or Conference (2-day) and Cocktail Party/Tom Griffiths address: $150. Read more …

AHA member presented with John Douglas Kerr Medal of Distinction

Ann McGrath has been presented with the Royal Historical Society of Queensland’s John Douglas Kerr Medal of Distinction in Research and Writing Australian History, in recognition of her work overall and her most recent book, Illicit Love: Interracial Sex and Marriage in the United States and Australia (University of Nebraska Press, 2015). Read more.

Voyages and Visions: A Symposium in Honour of John Gascoigne and Ian Tyrrell

Registrations are now open for a three day celebration of two inspirational careers. This event brings together historians from all over Australia and internationally to share ground-breaking new work on empires and exploration, cross-cultural encounters, the history of science, American exceptionalism, and social and environmental visionaries. Thursday 30 June to Saturday 2 July 2016, University Read more …