Land Dialogues Conference: Interdisciplinary Research in Dialogue with Land

Submission deadline: 16 October 2015 Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga Campus, 13-15 April 2016. The Land Dialogues Conference conveners are interested in presentations of interdisciplinary scholarship by researchers working in dialogue with, within or about land. The group editors are interested in diverse and divergent approaches to the key thematic phrase ‘Land Dialogues’ and especially Read more …

Digital Humanities Panels at ASECS 2016

Submission deadline: 15 September 2015 American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies 2016 Conference, Pittsburgh, US, 31 March to 3 April 2016. The Digital Humanities Caucus invites paper proposals for two panels ‘Small-Scale Digital Humanities’ and ‘Building an Eighteenth-Century Corpus’. Further details. (There are many other panels at ASECS seeking proposals for papers that may interest scholars Read more …

Foreign Bodies, Intimate Ecologies: Transformations in Environmental History

Submission deadline: 1 September 2015 Environmental history has experienced significant transformations in recent years, driven by a new sense of urgency created by contemporary environmental crises and greater degrees of interdisciplinary engagement. This international symposium engages with these recent trends and transformations that all point towards the need for environmental historians (and those in related Read more …

Journalist seeks story ideas

Carolyn Webb, a journalist at the Age newspaper with an interest in Australian history, is searching for Victorian-based story ideas. She would like to hear from historians working on a project that might have a news angle, for example an upcoming book, exhibition, event, festival, discovery, archaeological dig, unusual research project, anniversary, collection or building Read more …

Ken Inglis Postgraduate Prize 2015

Entries are now open for the Ken Inglis Prize awarded to the best paper presented by a postgraduate student at the 2015 Australian Historical Association conference. The winner is judged on the written version of the paper and may be considered for publication in Australian Historical Studies. The prize winner will receive a two-year subscription Read more …

AHA members join Heritage Council of Victoria

Andrew May and Stuart Macintyre have recently joined the Heritage Council of Victoria, an independent statutory body appointed by the Governor-in-Council which has a range of functions under the Heritage Act, including determining which places and objects are added to the Victorian Heritage Register. The Council’s role is to ensure that the state’s diverse cultural Read more …

Different White People: Radical Activism For Aboriginal Rights 1946-1972

Deborah Wilson’s Different White People: Radical Activism For Aboriginal Rights 1946-1972 (UWA Publishing) presents a trilogy of stories about campaigns for Aboriginal rights in which an eclectic group of people working tirelessly to protect and support Aboriginal people and Aboriginal rights were not themselves Aboriginal.

Antiquity Imagined: The Remarkable Legacy of Egypt and the Ancient Near East

Robin Derricourt’s Antiquity Imagined: The Remarkable Legacy of Egypt and the Ancient Near East (I.B. Tauris) explores how Egypt’s past has been creatively interpreted by later ages and shows in depth how ancient Egypt and the surrounding lands have so continuously and seductively tantalised the Western imagination.

Kin: A Real People’s History of Our Nation

In Kin: A Real People’s History of Our Nation (Hardie Grant) Nick Brodie traces his family tree back to some of the earliest white arrivals in the Australia to uncover a series of stories of hardship and travail, of revival and treasured memory, of individual hope, and of social, economic and cultural achievement. It was Read more …