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 …

Allan Martin Award Applications Open – *ECRs take note*

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 …

2020 Marian Quartly Prize

Winner: Jeremy Martens, ‘The Mrs Freer case revisited: marriage, morality and the state in interwar Australia,’ History Australia 16.3 (2019)  Jeremy Martens’ article is a masterclass in how the examination of a particular ‘case’ can open up significant questions about the entanglement of race, gender, sexuality and class in the management of settler national borders. Read more …

2020 Ann Curthoys Prize

Six entries were submitted in consideration for this year’s Ann Curthoys prize, which is awarded for the best unpublished article-length work by an Early Career Researcher (within 5 years of PhD graduation) in any one or combination of the fields in which Ann has published. It is worth $750. The editors of History Australia gratefully acknowledge 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 …