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 …