2020-2022 AHA Executive Committee Members

At the AHA AGM, held online on Thursday 2 July at 5.00pm, the following office bearers and ordinary members were elected to the Executive Committee: President: Melanie Oppenheimer  Vice President:  Frank Bongiorno  Secretary: Noah Riseman  Treasurer: Romain Fathi  Ordinary Members: Nancy Cushing, Benjamin Jones, Amanda Nettelbeck, Emily O’Gorman and Laura Rademaker Postgraduate rep: Joshua Black  ECR rep: Chelsea Barnett, Joel Barnes and Anna Temby  Immediate Past President: Joy Damousi  Read more …

COVID-19: An important message for AHA Members

As a result of COVID-19, there are three urgent matters arising relating to the Australian Historical Association.   AHA Annual Conference 2020 It is with great regret that, given the latest developments with COVID-19, the AHA conference will not go ahead from 29 June-3rd July 2020 at Deakin University. With recent government directives on health and safety and the restrictions Read more …

NAA/AHA Postgraduate Scholarship 2020 Recipients

The AHA would like to thank all who applied for the 2020 NAA/AHA Postgraduate Scholarships, which provide assistance with digitisation of material held by the National Archives. The judges noted the successful applicants had ‘exciting, diverse and challenging research projects,’ and we congratulate the four recipients:  Yianni Cartledge for the project ‘Aegean Islander Migration to the United Kingdom, United States and Australia, Read more …

Australian Historical Association responds to announcement of increased costs of humanities subjects

The Australian Historical Association expresses its dismay and fierce disapproval to the significant increase in costs for undertaking humanities undergraduate subjects announced today by the Minister for Education, Dan Tehan. This decision is severely short-sighted and reveals a lack of understanding  of the vital importance of humanities training for the employees of tomorrow.  It is unnecessarily punitive and displays Read more …

AHA/Honest History: AHA Conference 2020 Teacher Scholarship Recipients

The AHA would like to thank all who applied for the AHA/Honest History Teacher Scholarship. The scheme supports a secondary school History teacher to attend the annual Australian Historical Association Conference to promote engagement between History teachers and the broader historical community. Funding for this scheme is made possible by a generous donation from Honest History which Read more …

Jill Roe Early Career Researcher AHA Conference Scholarship Recipients

The AHA would like to thank all who applied for the Jill Roe Early Career Researcher AHA Conference Scholarship Scheme. The scheme provides financial assistance to facilitate participation in the AHA annual conference and was made possible by a generous bequest from Professor Emerita Jill Roe (1940–2017), an historian who made a very significant contribution to the Read more …

Patrick Wolfe Early Career Researcher Conference Bursary Recipients

The AHA would like to thank all who applied for the inaugural Patrick Wolfe Early Career Researcher Conference Bursary. The scheme, set up in honour of Dr Patrick Wolfe, assists an early career researcher participate in the AHA annual conference and attend the conference dinner. There was a competitive field and we are delighted to announce the successful joint recipients. We Read more …