Crisis of the Wasteful Nation: Empire and Conservation in Theodore Roosevelt’s America

In Crisis of the Wasteful Nation (University of Chicago Press), Ian Tyrrell gives us a cohesive picture of Roosevelt’s engagement with the natural world along with a compelling portrait of how Americans used, wasted, and worried about natural resources in a time of burgeoning empire. Countering traditional narratives that cast conservation as a purely domestic Read more …

New journal, International Review of Environmental History, free online

The International Review of Environmental History, published by ANU Press, takes an interdisciplinary and global approach to environmental history. It publishes on all thematic and geographical topics of environmental history, but especially encourages articles with perspectives focussed on or developed from the southern hemisphere and the ‘global south’. This includes but is not limited to Read more …

AHA member Kerry King wins 2015 Margaret Medcalf Award

AHA member Kerry King is the 2015 recipient of the Margaret Medcalf Award for her PhD thesis ‘A lesser species of homicide – manslaughter, negligent and dangerous driving causing death: the prosecution of drivers in Western Australia, 1946-2011’. This annual award acknowledges excellence in research and referencing. In presenting the Award, Culture and Arts Minister Read more …

Sex, Soldiers and the South Pacific 1939–45: Queer Identities in Australia in the Second World War

Yorick Smaal has just published Sex, Soldiers and the South Pacific 1939–45: Queer Identities in Australia in the Second World War (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). The book explores the lives and loves of men across Australia and forward bases in the south seas and the official responses that sought to regulate and contain expressions of homosexuality Read more …

Out now! Honest History e-Newsletter no. 28, 4 August 2015

Honest History e-Newsletter no. 28 is now up on their website. It includes links to new items on the Honest History site as well as the popular Whizzbangs, which this time focus on the reality of war (to mark the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima-Nagasaki and the centenary of Lone Pine). New items include a look Read more …

Apologies and the Legacy of Abuse of Children in ‘Care’: International Perspectives

Shurlee Swain (and Johanna Sköld) are editors of Apologies and the Legacy of Abuse of Children in ‘Care’: International Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan) which examines the inquiries into the historical abuse of children in care that have proliferated across Western countries over the last 20 years, positioning them as a new area within the field of Read more …