New Edition of Jill Roe’s History of Theosophy in Australia

Jill Roe’s history of Theosophy, Beyond Belief, has long been prized for its insights into Australian cultural and intellectual history, as well as the story of alternative religious movements in this country. Wakefield Press in Adelaide have just released a new edition of this classic work, with a new title – Searching for the Spirit: Theosophy Read more …

Congratulations to Sue Silberberg for the publication of ‘A Networked Community: Jewish Melbourne in the Nineteenth Century’

Congratulations to Sue Silberberg for the publication of A Networked Community: Jewish Melbourne in the Nineteenth Century (MUP 2020). The book highlights the role of the Jewish community as developers and builders, and their influence on the formation of the urban fabric of the city as it first formed.  Further information 

Congratulations to Romain Fathi and Emily Robertson for the publication of ‘Proximity and Distance: Space Time and World War I’

Congratulations to Romain Fathi and Emily Robertson for the publication of Proximity and Distance: Space Time and World War I (MUP, 2020). The book explores how participants and observers in World War I negotiated the temporal and spatial challenges of the conflict.  Further information 

AHA Submission to the Inquiry into the NSW State Records Act and the Policy Paper on its Review

The NSW Parliamentary Standing Committee on Social Issues is conducting an inquiry into proposed changes to the current administrative arrangements of State Archives and Sydney Living Museums. The proposed changes involve the creation of a new agency designated to fulfil the current legislative responsibilities of both organisations. The AHA has lodged a submission to the enquiry, which can Read more …

Congratulations to those shortlisted for the 2020 Ernest Scott Prize

Michelle Arrow for The Seventies: The personal, the political and the making of modern Australia (NewSouth, 2019)  Bettina Bradbury for Caroline’s Dilemma: A Colonial Inheritance Saga (New South, 2019)  Annabel Cooper for Filming the Colonial Past: The New Zealand Wars on Screen (Otago University Press, 2018), and   James Dunk for Bedlam at Botany Bay (NewSouth, 2019)  Further information