Histories of the Red Cross Movement: Continuity and Change

The convenors are pleased to announce that registrations are now open for this conference (9-11 September 2016, Flinders University, Adelaide). Keynote speakers are Professor Michael Barnett (George Washington University); Professor Davide Rodogno (University of Geneva); and Professor Emerita Margaret Tennant (Massey University). And they have a special Red Cross at the Movies screening at the Read more …

Fund Trove

The AHA has been active in calling to have the funding restored to Australia’s cultural institutions which will affect Trove, the online archive developed and managed by the National Library of Australia that is a fundamental piece of research infrastructure. The President, Angela Woollacott wrote to Scott Morrison on 17 December 2016 protesting the cuts Read more …

Spider Web: The Birth of American Anticommunism

Nick Fischer’s Spider Web: The Birth of American Anticommunism (University of Illinois Press) details how anticommunist myths and propaganda influenced mainstream politics in America, and how the right’s efforts paved the way for the McCarthyite 1950s and augured the conservative backlash that would transform American politics. The book will be launched by Stuart Macintyre in Read more …

The Worst Woman in Sydney: The Life and Crimes of Kate Leigh

Leigh Straw’s The Worst Woman in Sydney: The Life and Crimes of Kate Leigh (NewSouth Books) is the first biography of legendary Kate Leigh, famed brothel madam, sly grog seller and drug dealer. Leigh tells the full story of how this wayward Reformatory girl from Dubbo made a fortune in eastern Sydney and defied the Read more …

Beyond the Culture Wars: LGBTIQ History Now

Submission deadline: Sunday 31 July 2016 The 16th AHH Conference 25-26 November 2016, La Trobe University, Melbourne This conference invites contributions from academics, students, community historians and activists reflecting on the experiences of LGBTIQ people living in and beyond the polarising dynamic of culture wars. Confirmed keynote speakers include Russian/American journalist and LGBTIQ activist Masha Read more …

PhD scholarships at University of Queensland

The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Queensland has recently advertised a suite of PhD scholarships around three projects: ‘Justice, Recognition, and Power in World Politics’ supervised by Professor Christian Reus-Smit; ‘Science and Secularization’ supervised by, among others, Dr Ian Hesketh, Dr Tom Aechtner, and Professor Peter Harrison; ‘Literary and Read more …