‘Conflict in History’: AHA conference 2014

The School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics at the University of Queensland had great pleasure in convening the 33rd annual conference of the Australian Historical Association at the University of Queensland from 7-11 July 2014. The conference theme was ‘Conflict in History’, inspired by the fact that 2014 was the centenary of the outbreak Read more …

Visiting the Neighbours: Australians in Asia

Agnieszka Sobocinska’s Visiting the Neighbours tells the story of Australian relations with Asia from the bottom up, examining the experiences of some of the millions of travellers and tourists who headed to the region over more than a hundred years. Merchants, missionaries, pilgrims, soldiers, hippies, diplomats, backpackers all had an impact on diplomacy and international relations.

The Tiger’s Mouth: Thoughts on the History and Heritage of Chinese Australia

Kate Bagnall’s research focuses on the lives of Australians of Chinese descent in both Australia and China, the administration of the White Australia Policy and the cultural heritage of Australia’s Chinese communities. Herdoctoral research was the first major historical study of intimate relationships between Chinese men and white Australian women, while her other work focuses Read more …


Tim Sherratt is a historian and hacker who researches the possibilities and politics of digital cultural collections. He is currently half of the Trove management team at the National Library of Australia, and Associate Professor of Digital Heritage at the University of Canberra. Discontents

Dave Earl

Dave Earl is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Sydney, based in the Race and Ethnicity in the Global South Research Collaboration. He also lectures in the Department of Education and Social Work’s Indigenous Education Program. His research interests include histories of youth, gender, welfare, education and disability. and Read more …