New editors for History Australia

From January 2016, editorship of History Australia will move to Flinders University, South Australia, where Melanie Oppenheimer, Matthew Fitzpatrick and Catherine Kevin will take up the reins. They will be joined by new book review editors Andrekos Varnava (Flinders) and Nathan Wise (UNE) and new exhibitions review editor Laina Hall (National Museum of Australia). The Read more …

The Art of Veiled Speech: Self-Censorship from Aristophanes to Hobbes

Han Baltussen (with Peter J. Davis), has edited The Art of Veiled Speech: Self-Censorship from Aristophanes to Hobbes (University of Pennsylvania Press) offering new insights into the historical origins of the self-censorship used to temper controversial views, and revealing that the human voice cannot easily be silenced. The contributions provide a corrective to the misconception Read more …

Support for early career historians in 2016 ARC DECRAs

The ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards for 2016 have provided support for historians. Congratulations to Kate Bagnall (University of Wollongong), Peter Hobbins (University of Sydney), Ruth Morgan (Monash University), Elizabeth Roberts-Pedersen (University of Newcastle) and Agnieszka Sobocinska (Monash University). The AHA congratulates our members! We also congratulate the other successful historians in this latest Read more …

Congratulations to AHA member recipients of State Library of NSW fellowships!

Russell McGregor has been awarded the 2016 David Scott Mitchell Memorial Fellowship for a project entitled ‘Bush Naturalist: A Life of Alec Chisholm’, which will culminate in a book-length biography of this pioneer conservationist and popular natural-history writer. Cath Bishop has been awarded the 2016 Australian Religious History Fellowship for a project entitled ‘“She Has Read more …