‘Foundational Histories’: AHA conference 2015

The 34th annual conference of the AHA was held at the University of Sydney 6-10 July 2015. History abounds with metaphors of foundation: the foundations of knowledge or the discipline, as well as the foundational narratives of nations. These metaphorical foundations do not stand on solid rock, but can be unsettled, shifted and shaken. The Read more …

An event to look forward to at our conference next year!

The welcome reception for AHA 2016: ‘From Boom to Bust’ will be held at the Art Gallery of Ballarat on the evening of Monday 4 July, following the President’s address at nearby Trades Hall. The reception will feature an exhibition of emigration-related prints and a performance of a piano piece by Richard Chew, inspired by Read more …

Mining Faith: A Workshop on Faith, Spirituality and Religion in Australian Mining History

Call for participants La Trobe University Bendigo 9am-5pm, 18 February 2016 This workshop aims to draw together eminent, middle career and emerging scholars to interpret faith in the various sectors of Australian mining exploitation; a realm of Australian experience central to the social development of the nation, yet neglected as an area of scholarship. Presenters Read more …

Lecturer in History of Empire, University of Lincoln, UK

The School of History and Heritage at the University of Lincoln seeks a historian who will expand and strengthen their expertise by bringing an excellent research profile in the History of Empire, broadly conceived, to enhance their growing research culture and help develop instruction in comparative imperial history, colonialism and de-colonisation. Applicants may work in Read more …

A Year-round Holiday: The Histories of West Lakes

Susan Marsden’s book, A Year-round Holiday: The Histories of West Lakes (Wakefield Press) considers more than 180 years of history of an area of so-called wasteland of degraded swamp and sand that was transformed in the 1970s into well-groomed waterways and homes. The title quotes the marketing slogan used to sell this development as a prestigious place to Read more …

Global Histories of Refugees in the 20th and 21st Centuries

Submission deadline: Thursday 31 March 2016 7–8 October 2016, University of Melbourne, Melbourne. Throughout the twentieth century and now into the early decades of the twenty-first century, involuntary displacement of peoples has become a defining feature of the modern era. This international conference seeks to explore all aspects of the history of the past and Read more …

NZJRE Special Issue: Centre and Periphery in the First World War

Submission deadline: Monday 15 February 2015. New Zealand Journal of Research on Europe with guest editor Associate Professor Maartje Abbenhui. On the occasion of the First World War Centenary authors are invited to submit their manuscripts to this special issue of the New Zealand Journal of Research on Europe. The issue will be dedicated to Read more …