Echoes on the Periphery: The Transformation of British Law in Africa and the Asia-Pacific

Submission deadline: Friday 29 July 2016 5–7 December 2016, Curtin Law School, Perth, Western Australia This conference focuses on how the law changed to address the local conditions of the peoples and settlers in the British Empire in the 19th and 20th centuries. The foundation of colonies and societies in Africa, Asia, Australasia and in Read more …

Trove curtailed

Australia’s cultural institutions are struggling to deal with the government’s ‘efficiency dividends’. The National Library of Australia is facing job losses, reduced international print and online subscriptions, a review of public education programs and their quarterly magazine has ceased publication. And the library will cease aggregating content in Trove from museums and universities unless it Read more …

Another keynote speaker confirmed for AHA 2016

Adam Wilkinson will deliver the address ‘The death of the moral prerogative – why bother with urban conservation’ in July in Ballarat at AHA 2016: From Boom to Bust. Adam is Director of Edinburgh World Heritage. With an MA in Medieval History and Russian Language, an MSc in Historic Conservation and a broad knowledge of Read more …

History of Conventional and Unconventional Oil Technologies

Submission deadline: Sunday 28 February 2016 History of Conventional and Unconventional Oil Technologies 44th ICOHTEC Meeting @ the 25th ICHSTM, Brazil 2017 Scholars are invited to contribute to two panel sessions on the history of the oil and gas industry: 1. Unconventional History: Sixty years of science and technology in Hydraulic Fracturing The goal of Read more …

New appointments under the Hansen Trust at the University of Melbourne

The School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne is advertising a cluster of positions in any field of history and at various academic levels: Hansen Chair in History (Level E) Hansen Senior Lectureship in History (Level C) Hansen Lectureship in History (Level B – three positions). Applications for the Hansen Chair Read more …

Vale Patrick Wolfe

The history community received further bad news last week in hearing of the death Patrick Wolfe. Patrick was just about to return to the History program at La Trobe University to take up a research fellowship. He will be remembered by his colleagues for his energy, kindness and original thinking. The AHA extends its condolences Read more …

Contesting Australian History: Festschrift in honour of Professor Marilyn Lake

Thursday 8 December to Friday 9 December 2016, Gryphon Gallery, 1888 Building , University of Melbourne This festschrift event is in celebration of Marilyn Lake’s scholarship and teaching and her contributions to different university communities and the Australian Historical Association, and her much valued friendship and collegiality over many years. The themes of the two Read more …