You Matter: The Australian Historical Association’s Casualisation Survey Report

On behalf of the AHA Executive, Dr Romain Fathi and Dr Lyndon Megarrity conducted a survey on the experiences of casual academics in the History discipline regarding the nature of their employment, and its impact upon their career path and personal life. The initiative was designed to facilitate discussion about casualisation in the History discipline in the tertiary education sector, Read more …

Congratulations to Bettina Bradbury for the publication of ‘Caroline’s Dilemma: A colonial inheritance saga’

Congratulations to Bettina Bradbury for the publication of Caroline’s Dilemma: A colonial inheritance saga (NewSouth Books, 2019). Could a man use his will to force his widow and children to leave Australia and move to Ireland? This was the question that Caroline Kearney, an unknown emigrant from England, faced after her husband died in 1865. The history of the Kearney family Read more …

Congratulations to Peter Monteath for the publication of ’Battle on 42nd Street: War in Crete and the Anzacs’ bloody last stand’

Congratulations to Peter Monteath for the November release of his new book Battle on 42nd Street: War in Crete and the Anzacs’ bloody last stand  (NewSouth, 2019). A close study of a bayonet charge by Australians and New Zealanders against German mountain troops in May 1941 accompanies a reflection on the psychology of killing in modern war.  Further information 

Congratulations to Jane Lydon for the publication of ‘Imperial Emotions: The Politics of Empathy Across the British Empire’

Congratulations to Jane Lydon for the publication of Imperial Emotions: The Politics of Empathy Across the British Empire (Cambridge University Press, 2019). This overview of the history of emotions within nineteenth-century British imperialism focuses on the role of the compassionate emotions, or what today we refer to as empathy, and how they created relations across empire. The book examines how empathy was Read more …

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 State Library of New South Wales Fellowships

Carol Thomas Fellowship: Sally Young for project ‘Sworn to No Masters’  Ross Steele AM Fellowship: David Hansen for the project ‘Pictures in the Collections of the State Library of NSW’  Dr AM Hertzberg AO Fellowship: Ben Huf for the project ‘Colonial Liquidity’  CH Currey Fellowship: Rebecca Jones for the project ‘Drought, Flood, Heat and Dust’  Nancy Keesing Fellowship AM: Sophie Robinson for the project ‘Lesbian Sydney in the 1990s’  Australian Religious Read more …

Congratulations to Amanda Laugesen and Catherine Fisher for their edited book ‘Expressions of War in Australia and the Pacific: Language, Trauma, Memory and Official Discourse’

Congratulations to Amanda Laugesen and Catherine Fisher for the publication of their edited book, Expressions of War in Australia and the Pacific: Language, Trauma, Memory and Official Discourse (Palgrave, 2020). This book contributes to the project of understanding language in the context of war and conflict and includes chapters on three main themes: the impact of war and trauma on language, the language of war Read more …