2016 Victorian Community History Awards

Congratulations to all historians honoured for their local history projects at the 2016 Victorian Community History Awards. These include AHA members Ian D. Clark, who won the Local History Project Award for ‘We Are All of One Blood’. A History of the Djabwurrung Aboriginal People of Western Victoria, 1836–1901 (CreateSpace) and James Kirby, who won Read more …

‘Britain, China, and Colonial Australia’

Congratulations to Benjamin Mountford, whose book Britain, China, and Colonial Australia (OUP) will be published in January 2017 and is now available to preorder. The book draws on a range of previously unexplored UK and Australian archives to provide the first detailed study of Australian and Chinese interaction with the British Empire in the long nineteenth Read more …

CFP: ‘The Pre-history and Afterlife of Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights’

Participants are sought to collaborate in the development of scholarly articles for publication in a special issue journal shaped around the wider sphere of protection of non-citizens. Interested scholars are asked to submit abstracts of up to 500 words by 30 November 2016, with a view to publication by the end of 2017. The target Read more …

‘The Bibbenluke Estate and The Robertson Land Acts, 1861–1884: “One of the finest properties in New South Wales (if not the best)”‘

Congratulations to AHA member Barbara Dawson on the publication of her book, which tells of the battle for land on the huge estate in the southern Monaro after the introduction of John Robertson’s Land Reform Acts in 1862. It examines the methods offered by the Acts to procure or defend the land, and follows the successes Read more …

Solemn Prize winner

Congratulations to AHA member Romain Fathi, who has been awarded one of the Solemn Prizes from Chancellery of Paris’ Universities. Each year, fifty Solemn Prizes are awarded to early career researchers on the basis of academic excellence and the contribution of a thesis to its discipline. Romain’s was granted for his PhD thesis, ‘”Do not forget Read more …