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 …

Ann Curthoys Prize 2020 Applications Open

The Australian Historical Association and the editors of History Australia are pleased to announce that applications are open for the Ann Curthoys Prize. The Prize is awarded for the best unpublished article-length work by an Early Career Researcher (within 5 years of PhD graduation) in any one or combination of the following fields in which Ann has published: Australian history; feminist Read more …

Open Letter from Australian historians: Climate-Linked Fires Summer 2020

The recent catastrophic and tragic bushfires have demonstrated the urgent and desperate need for action on climate change policy. Australia can no longer lag behind other countries in its poor record on climate change policy and action. The AHA urges all its members to sign this Open Letter identifying the need for immediate action. If Read more …

Allan Martin Award Applications Open

The Allan Martin Award is a research fellowship intended to assist early-career historians further their research in Australian history. It is available to all early career historians (within five years of the award of their PhD degree), whether academic, professional, or public historians working in museums, war memorials and other institutions. Funding of up to Read more …

2019 Allan Martin Award Announcement

The AHA would like to thank all who applied for the 2019 Allan Martin Award, a research fellowship intended to assist early-career historians further their research in Australian history. The Award commemorates the contribution to Australian History of A. W. Martin (1926-2002), in particular his interest in and encouragement of students and younger colleagues over Read more …

Marian Quartly Prize Announcement

The current editors are pleased to announce the inaugural Marian Quartly Prize (previous the Taylor and Francis prize) for the best article published in History Australia in a calendar year.  The editors approached Taylor and Francis, who fund the prize, with the proposed change of name to honour the first editor of History Australia and Read more …

AHA Journal Rankings Consultation

Because increasingly universities, job applications and the Australian Research Council (ARC) have been requiring academics to justify the quality of their work, the AHA Executive has made the decision to develop a rankings system to assist in the process. This is a pragmatic response to developments within the tertiary sector. Increasingly, universities have been designing Read more …