Congratulations to Donna Lee Brien and co-editor for ‘Offshoot’, shortlisted for the 2018 Australian University Heads of English Literary Scholarship Awards

Congratulations to Donna Lee Brien and Quinn Eades for the shortlisting of their edited book Offshoot: Contemporary Life Writing Methodologies and Practice (UWA Publishing 2018) for the 2018 Australian University Heads of English Literary Scholarship Awards. Further information.

Congratulations to Lauren Samuelsson for winning the 2018 Ken Inglis Prize

Congratulations to Lauren Samuelsson who has been awarded the 2018 Ken Inglis Prize for pest paper presented by a postgraduate student at the AHA conference. The paper, ‘The Imitation Game: Mock Foods in the Australian Women’s Weekly, 1933–1982’, ‘was considered by the judges to be ‘a valuable and original contribution to the historiography of Australian food.’ 

Congratulations to Lynette Russell for her recognition on the Monash University Honour Roll ‘Recognising Academic Leadership.’

Congratulations to Lynette Russell who has been recognised on the Monash University Honour Roll ‘Recognising Academic Leadership.’ The Honour Roll was established in 2012 and Lynette is the first member of the Arts Faculty to have been honoured in this way. Lynette has been an outstanding leader across the Faculty and University over a long period, in addition to her Read more …

New Australian Policy and History Brief – Honae Cuffe and Anna Kent

New Australian Policy and History (APH) website Policy Brief  In Australian Policy and History’s latest policy brief, PhD students Honae Cuffe and Anna Kent write about the use of Australian ‘soft power’ in the Asia Pacific. The brief contains excellent advice for the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Minister for Communications and the Arts about how Australian broadcasting services can Read more …

Congratulations to Margaret Hutchison for the publication of ‘Painting War: A History of Australia’s First World War Art Scheme’

Congratulations to Margaret Hutchison for the publication of her new book Painting War: A History of Australia’s First World War Art Scheme (Cambridge University Press, 2018). This book examines the official art scheme as a key commemorative practice of the First World War and argues that the artworks had many makers beyond the artists.  Further information. 

‘Local Communities, Global Networks’: Australian Historical Association 2019 Conference: Website, keynote speakers and CFP

8-12 July 2019, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba How have the local and the global intersected, inspired and transformed experiences within and from Australia’s history? How do the histories of Indigenous, imperial, migrant and the myriad of other communities and networks inform, contest and shape knowledge about Australia today? The conference theme speaks to the Read more …

Congratulations to Rhys Crawley for the publication of his new co-edited book: ‘Gallipoli: New Perspectives on the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 1915-16’

Congratulations to Rhys Crawley and Michael Locicero for the publication of their new edited book Gallipoli: New Perspectives on the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 1915-16 (Helion & Company, 2018). Works from an array of established and up and coming scholars explore various aspects of the Allied military effort to force a passage through the Dardanelles Straights Read more …

Congratulations to Julia Martínez, Claire Lowrie, Frances Steel & Victoria Haskins for the publication of ‘Colonialism and Male Domestic Service across the Asia Pacific’

Congratulations to Julia Martínez, Claire Lowrie, Frances Steel & Victoria Haskins on the imminent publication of their new co-authored monograph Colonialism and Male Domestic Service across the Asia Pacific (Bloomsbury Academic, 2019). This book explores the employment of Asian and indigenous male servants across the Asia Pacific from the 19th century to the 1930s. Further Read more …

Book Launch: Geraldine Moore’s biography ‘George Higinbotham and Eureka: The Struggle for Democracy in Colonial Victoria ‘

Congratulations to Geraldine Moore for the publication of her new biography George Higinbotham and Eureka: The Struggle for Democracy in Colonial Victoria (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2018). The book will be launched by Professor Stuart Macintyre on Sunday 18th of November, 3pm, at St Andrew’s Church in Brighton. Registration is requested for catering purposes. Further information.