‘Beautiful Balts: From Displaced Persons to New Australians’

Congratulations to Jayne Persian whose book will be published by NewSouth Books in June and can be preordered now. Drawing on archives, oral history interviews and literature generated by the Displaced Persons themselves, the book traces the journeys of the 170,000 Displaced Persons who arrived in Australia between 1947 and 1952 from the camps of Read more …

‘Minding Her Own Business’ shortlisted

Congratulations to Catherine Bishop, whose book Minding Her Own Business: Colonial Businesswomen in Sydney has been shortlisted for the 2016 Ashurst Business Literature Prize, an award established to encourage and recognise the highest standards of literary commentary on Australian business and financial affairs. Further information.

Condemning US entry restrictions

Dear members, I am sure like many of us you have watched the events in America with dismay and concern. Historians, members of the AHA and scholars promote and support the open exchange of ideas between researchers and writers from all over the world. In line with our colleagues at the American Historical Association, we Read more …

Marilyn Lake Festschrift

A very successful festschrift to celebrate the inspiring career of Professor Marilyn Lake was held at the University of Melbourne in December 2016. Marilyn has been an active and influential member of the AHA for many years, and was President between 2010 and 2014. Her research and publications in women’s and gender history, race, democracy, Read more …

Jill Roe obituary – Stuart Macintyre

JILLIAN ISOBEL ROE, 10 NOVEMBER 1940 – 12 JANUARY 2017 Among the remarkable group of women who transformed the Australian historical profession Jill Roe was the principal enabler. Having made her own career as a fine teacher and scholar, she applied her formidable talents to assisting others. As president of the Australian Historical Association from Read more …

Patricia Grimshaw, AO

Warm congratulations to longtime AHA member Professor Patricia Grimshaw, whose ‘distinguished service to the social sciences and to the humanities through researching, documenting and preserving Australian history, and the roles of women in society’ was last week recognised by the award of an Order of Australia. An inspiring and influential member of Australia’s historical community Read more …