Congratulations to Benjamin Mountford and Stephen Tuffnell for the publication of ‘A Global History of Gold Rushes’

Congratulations to Benjamin Mountford and Stephen Tuffnell for the publication of their new co-edited book, A Global History of Gold Rushes (University of California Press, 2018). The research for this book was supported by Mountford’s 2017 AHA Allan Martin Award. Contributors from the United States, Africa, Australasia, and the Pacific World tell the rich story of these nineteenth century gold rushes from a global perspective.  Further Read more …

Congratulations to editors Eureka Henrich and Julian Simpson for the publication of ‘History, Historians and the Immigration Debate: Going Back to Where We Came From’

Congratulations to Eureka Henrich and Julian Simpson for the publication of their new edited collection History, Historians and the Immigration Debate: Going Back to Where We Came From (Palgrave, 2018). Congratulations also to AHA members who contributed to the volume, which highlights the importance of the past to contemporary discussions around migration.  Further information.

Congratulations to Rosemary Kerr on the publication of ‘Roads, Tourism and Cultural History: On the Road in Australia’

Congratulations to Rosemary Kerr for the imminent publication of her new book Roads, Tourism and Cultural History: On the Road in Australia (Channel View Publications, 2019). This book explores how Australian travellers, writers and film makers have imagined, experienced and represented roads and road travel over time – from Aboriginal songlines to modern-day road trips. A 75% discount is available until 31 Read more …

Congratulations to Frances Steel on the publication of ‘New Zealand and the Sea: Historical Perspectives’

Congratulations to Frances Steel, editor of the new publication New Zealand and the Sea: Historical Perspectives (Bridget Williams Books, 2018). This multidisciplinary work of 17 chapters explores New Zealand’s varied relationships with the sea, challenging the conventional view that history unfolds on land.  Further information. 

New Australian Policy and History Brief – Honae Cuffe and Anna Kent

New Australian Policy and History (APH) website Policy Brief  In Australian Policy and History’s latest policy brief, PhD students Honae Cuffe and Anna Kent write about the use of Australian ‘soft power’ in the Asia Pacific. The brief contains excellent advice for the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Minister for Communications and the Arts about how Australian broadcasting services can Read more …

Congratulations to Margaret Hutchison for the publication of ‘Painting War: A History of Australia’s First World War Art Scheme’

Congratulations to Margaret Hutchison for the publication of her new book Painting War: A History of Australia’s First World War Art Scheme (Cambridge University Press, 2018). This book examines the official art scheme as a key commemorative practice of the First World War and argues that the artworks had many makers beyond the artists.  Further information. 

‘Local Communities, Global Networks’: Australian Historical Association 2019 Conference: Website, keynote speakers and CFP

8-12 July 2019, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba How have the local and the global intersected, inspired and transformed experiences within and from Australia’s history? How do the histories of Indigenous, imperial, migrant and the myriad of other communities and networks inform, contest and shape knowledge about Australia today? The conference theme speaks to the Read more …