Congratulations to Bill Metcalf for receipt of a Distinguished Scholar Award

Congratulations to Dr William (Bill) Metcalf who was awarded the Distinguished Scholar Award at the recent conference of the Communal Studies Association in Illinois, USA. According to the citation, “This award honors those persons who have contributed greatly to the scholarly study of communal societies, both past and present”.  Further information.

Congratulations to Kate Fullagar and Michael McDonnell for the publication of their new edited collection, ‘Facing Empire’

Congratulations to Kate Fullagar and Michael McDonnell for the publication of their new edited collection, titled Facing Empire: Indigenous Experience in a Revolutionary Age (John Hopkins University Press, 2018). The contributors to Facing Empire reimagine the Age of Revolution from the perspective of indigenous peoples.  Further information.

Congratulations to editor Jane Lydon for the publication of ‘Visualising Human Rights’

Congratulations to editor Jane Lydon and contributors including other AHA members for the publication of their new book Visualising Human Rights (UWA Publishing 2018). This edited collection looks at the ways that visual images have been used to define, contest, or argue on behalf of human rights. This book explores ideas of humanity, citizenship, atrocity and justice through the visual. It is Read more …

Vale, Eric Richards

Emeritus Professor Eric Richards, 1940-2018 It is tremendously sad to report the sudden passing of Emeritus Professor Eric Richards, Flinders University, aged 78, on 21 September while in London. Eric will be remembered as one of the great Australian historians of the last 50 years, having won numerous awards, including Australian Historian of the Year Read more …