Environmental History Strand: Challenging the Boom to Bust Narrative

The first of a number of themed strands for AHA 2016 has been announced. Under the auspices of Jodi Frawley, Nancy Cushing and Chris McConville, proposals are invited for Environmental History Strand: Challenging the Boom to Bust Narrative. Submission deadline: Wednesday 3 February 2016. Read the full call for papers.

AHA member 2015 Ken Inglis Postgraduate Prize winner

The 2015 Ken Inglis Postgraduate Prize winner is James Keating (University of New South Wales) for his paper ‘“An Utter Absence of National Feeling”? Australian Women and the International Suffrage Movement, 1900–1914’. Judges Christina Twomey and Kate Hunter said: ‘The article makes a distinctive contribution to the historiography on the Australian suffrage movement, delivers new Read more …

A Mission Divided: Race, Culture and Colonialism in Fiji’s Methodist Mission

Kirstie Close-Barry’s A Mission Divided: Race, Culture and Colonialism in Fiji’s Methodist Mission (ANU Press) recounts the stories told by Methodist missionaries and ministers to its grassroots membership, and draws on archival and ethnographic research to reveal the emergence of ethno-nationalisms in Fiji, the legacies of which are still being managed in the post-colonial state Read more …

Martin Griver – Unearthed

Odhran O’Brien’s biography Martin Griver – Unearthed (St Paul’s Publications) covers the Spanish-born priest’s leadership of colonial Western Australia’s early Catholic community, including the Catholic Church’s ministry and social welfare outreach. Vatican intervention, interfaith relations and the role of Catholicism in colonial expansion are explored.

Canberra Women in World War I – Community at Home, Nurses Abroad

Patricia Clarke and Niki Francis are the historians behind the online exhibition Canberra Women in World War I – Community at Home, Nurses Abroad which tells the stories of the contributions of women to the ACT’s war effort at home and overseas and how their efforts contributed to the shaping of community on the national Read more …