Congratulations to Ann Curthoys and Jessie Mitchell for the publication of their new book ‘Taking Liberty’

Congratulations to Ann Curthoys and Jessie Mitchell for the publication of their new book Taking Liberty: Indigenous Rights and Settler Self-Government in Colonial Australia, 1830-1890 (Cambridge University Press, 2018). This work explains how indigenous dispossession and survival underlay and shaped the birth of Australian democracy. Further information.

Congratulations to Nell Musgrove and Deidre Michell for the publication of their new book, ’The Slow Evolution of Foster Care in Australia’

Congratulations to Nell Musgrove and Deidre Michell for the publication of their new book, The Slow Evolution of Foster Care in Australia – Just Like a Family? (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).  ​This book draws on archival, oral history and public policy sources to tell a history of foster care in Australia from the nineteenth century to the present day.  Further information.

Congratulations to Carolyn Collins and Paul Sendziuk for the publication of their edited book ’Foundational Fictions in South Australian History’

Congratulations to Carolyn Collins and Paul Sendziuk for the publication of their edited book Foundational Fictions in South Australian History (Wakefield Press, 2018). Congratulations also to contributors including Stuart Macintyre, the late Eric Richards, Jane Lydon, Humphrey McQueen, Philip Butterss, and Steven Anderson.  This book challenges established myths, narratives and ‘beautiful lies’ about South Australia’s past. Some are unmasked as false stories that mask brutal realities, like colonial Read more …

AHA ECR Mentor Scheme 2018 Applications Open 

The AHA is delighted to open applications for 2018’s AHA-CAL ECR Mentor Scheme. This award supports Early Career Researcher historians to develop their professional skills. It will link Early Career Researchers with senior historians who will mentor them in the development of new and innovative works of historical scholarship, in the form of articles that will Read more …