Free masterclass in Sydney with Fay Anderson 7 September

The Centre for Media History at Macquarie University is hosting a free masterclass with Associate Professor Fay Anderson (Monash) on Wednesday 7 September at 2pm, to coincide with the release of her latest book, Shooting the Picture: Press Photography in Australia (Melbourne University Press).  Early career researchers and postgraduate students are particularly welcome. Expressions of Read more …

2017 ISAANZ Irish Studies Postgraduate Essay prize

The Australasian Journal of Irish Studies and the Irish Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand are delighted to announce the 2017 ISAANZ Irish Studies Postgraduate Essay prize, which consists of publication of the winning essay in Australasian Journal of Irish Studies (subject to normal academic refereeing), a cash prize of AUD$300 and a year’s membership Read more …

CFP: Oral History Australia Conference 2017

Proposals are invited for 20 minute papers, roundtables and lightning sessions at the next biennial Oral History of Australia conference ‘Moving Memories: Oral History in a Global World’. Themes covered include memories generated across space and time, local and national, cross-cultural and international, as well as memories which have an emotional impact on listeners. Deadline for Read more …

The Second Rush: Mining and the Transformation of Australia

Congratulations to AHA member David Lee, whose new book analyses Australia’s second great minerals rush that began in the 1960s with the development of new export industries based on coal, iron ore and bauxite, continued in the 1970s and early 1980s with the ‘resources boom’ and reached its apogee in the China boom from 2002 to Read more …