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 

AHA Executive Committee: Call for Nominations 2020

In accordance with the Constitution of the Australian Historical Association, elections are held every two years for membership of the Association’s Executive Committee. The term of office for the incoming Executive will be from the date of the Annual General Meeting in 2020 to that of the Annual General Meeting in 2022. A thoughtful, hard Read more …

Congratulations to the inaugural winners of the Oral History Australia Awards

Oral History Australia is delighted to announce the following winners of the inaugural Oral History Australia Awards. ORAL HISTORY AUSTRALIA BOOK AWARD 2019: Peg Fraser, Black Saturday: not the end of the story (Monash University Publishing, 2018)The Victorian bushfires of February 2009 captured the attention of all Australians and made headlines around the world. One Read more …

‘One Empire, Many Colonies, Similar or Different Histories?’: Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society Annual Conference CFP

9-12 December 2020, Auckland Abstracts are invited from scholars bringing historical perspective on law who wish to gather at The University of Auckland and AUT University – there to listen to and discuss papers and panels on aspects of law in history. The 2020 theme invites a comparative lens on British imperial and colonial histories. Other papers Read more …