Vale Tracey Banivanua-Mar

The AHA is deeply saddened by the death of Dr Tracey Banivanua-Mar, a brilliant scholar, teacher, colleague and friend. She will be greatly missed, but her inspiration will live on. Our heartfelt condolences to her children, her husband and all her family. Tracey’s funeral will be held at 11:30 am, Friday 25 August in the Read more …

2017 Premier of NSW’s History Awards Shortlist

Congratulations to all historians shortlisted for the 2017 Premier of NSW’s History Awards. We are proud that these include the following AHA members: Georgina Fitzpatrick, lead author (with Tim McCormack and Narelle Morris of Australia’s War Crimes Trials, 1945-51 (Brill-Nijhoff) in the Australian History category; Sandra Wilson, Robert Cribb, Beatrice Trefalt and Dean Aszkielowicz, Japanese War Read more …

‘Educational Reform and Environmental Concern: A History of School Nature Study in Australia’

Congratulations to Dorothy Kass, whose book has been published by Routledge. A crucial component of the New Education reform movement, nature study was introduced to elementary schools throughout the English-speaking world in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This book explores the theories that supported nature study, as well as its definitions, aims, how Read more …

Radio History

AHA members are at the forefront of two new radio programs hitting the airwaves. Claire Wright is presenting Shooting the Past on ABC Radio National; an 8-part Australian history series broadcast on Fridays at 1.30pm and repeated on Sundays at 1.30pm. Other AHA members featured in the series include including Katie Holmes, Fay Anderson, Jane Read more …

AHA ECR blog additions: The Writers Who Changed My Life…

Jordy Silverstein is an ARC Postdoctoral Associate with the ARC Laureate Fellowship Project ‘Child Refugees and Australian Internationalism: 1920 to the Present’, led by Professor Joy Damousi. As part of this project, she is investigating the history of Australian Government policy directed towards child refugees from 1970 to the present. In this week’s AHA ECR blog Read more …

Funding for ECRs

The AHA’s Allan Martin Award is a research fellowship intended to assist early-career historians further their research in Australian history. It is available to all early career historians (within five years of the award of their PhD degree), whether academic, professional, or public historians working in museums, war memorials and other institutions. Funding of up Read more …

‘Stealth Raiders: A Few Daring Men in 1918’

Congratulations to Lucas Jordan on the the publication of his new book. It features diary excerpts and photographs from the men involved, to track stealth raids and their evolution as a distinctly Australian phenomenon, arguing that bush skills and the bush ‘ethos’ central to Australian society was the foundation of such raids. Further information.