History Australia: ‘Coming Home’ issue

CFP deadline: 15 August 2017 Guest editors Bart Ziino (Deakin University) and Romain Fathi (Flinders University) seek proposals for contributions to a special issue of ‘History Australia’. Demobilising from total war was as much a psychological as a military and economic process. The extraordinary mobilisation of people, finance, images, emotions and sentiments that occurred between Read more …

The Blood Votes: Conscription Debates 1916–17

Joan Beaumont discusses the 1916 and 1917 debates about introducing conscription for service in World War I. Why were these perhaps the most divisive debates in Australian history? Why did Australians reject conscription when this was adopted by almost all other countries fighting the war? What was the impact of the conscription debates on Australia’s Read more …