NAA/AHA Postgraduate Scholarship 2020 Recipients

The AHA would like to thank all who applied for the 2020 NAA/AHA Postgraduate Scholarships, which provide assistance with digitisation of material held by the National Archives. The judges noted the successful applicants had ‘exciting, diverse and challenging research projects,’ and we congratulate the four recipients:  Yianni Cartledge for the project ‘Aegean Islander Migration to the United Kingdom, United States and Australia, Read more …

Australian Historical Association responds to announcement of increased costs of humanities subjects

The Australian Historical Association expresses its dismay and fierce disapproval to the significant increase in costs for undertaking humanities undergraduate subjects announced today by the Minister for Education, Dan Tehan. This decision is severely short-sighted and reveals a lack of understanding  of the vital importance of humanities training for the employees of tomorrow.  It is unnecessarily punitive and displays Read more …

Congratulations to Michael Bennett for the publication of ‘War Against Smallpox: Edward Jenner and the Global Spread of Vaccination’

Congratulations to Michael Bennett for the publication of War Against Smallpox: Edward Jenner and the Global Spread of Vaccination (Cambridge University Press, 2020). The book provides the first history of the global spread of vaccination during the Napoleonic Wars, offering a new assessment of the cowpox discovery and Edward Jenner’s achievement in making cowpox inoculation a viable and universally available practice.  Read more …