History Australia – new editors needed! Call for EOIs

History Australia is the official journal of the Australian Historical Association. It publishes peer-reviewed articles that draw on new historical research or address ways of teaching, exhibiting or applying historical knowledge. The current editors, Catherine Kevin, Matthew Fitzpatrick and Melanie Oppenheimer, will be retiring after 31 December 2018. The AHA Executive wishes to appoint a Read more …

‘Colonialism and Its Aftermath: A History of Aboriginal South Australia’

Congratulations to Peggy Brock and Tom Gara on this edited collection, which traces the on-going impact of colonialism on Aboriginal individuals, communities and cultures, the disruptions and displacements it has caused, and Aboriginal responses to these challenges. It includes a series of regional histories interspersed with Aboriginal life stories. Contributors include AHA members Peggy Brock, Read more …

‘Memory, Place and Aboriginal-Settler History: Understanding Australians’ Consciousness of the Colonial Past’

Congratulations to Skye Krichauff on the publication her new book, which takes the absence of Aboriginal people in South Australian settler descendants’ historical consciousness as a starting point, then combines the methodologies and theories of historical enquiry, anthropology and memory studies to investigate the many intertwined ways the colonial past is known. The book is Read more …

‘Shooting the Past’

In each episode of Shooting the Past (Radio National, Friday 1:30 pm, repeated Sunday 1:30), Clare Wright starts her exploration of a historical event or era with a single photograph. Episodes can be downloaded from the Radio National website. Further information.

60,000 Years of Australian History: A Plea for Interdisciplinarity

On Thursday 19 October 2017, 6:00 to 7.30pm, Lynette Russell, President of the AHA and Director, Monash Indigenous Studies Centre, Monash University will present the 2nd Bicentennial Australian History Lecture (hosted by the Department of History, the University of Sydney) in the General Lecture Theatre, The Quadrangle, University of Sydney. As commonly presented, Australia’s past seems Read more …

Vale Bruce Mansfield

The AHA is deeply saddened by the death of Emeritus Professor Bruce Mansfield AM and offers condolences to his family. Influential in both Australian history and Early Modern European history, Bruce Mansfield held the first history chair at Macquarie University from 1965 and served as Vice-Chancellor (Academic) of that university from 1976 to 1985. He Read more …