Shortlist for Queensland Literary Awards

Congratulations to those AHA members shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards. For the shortlist for the University of Queensland Non-Fiction Book Award, congratulations to James Dunk for Bedlam at Botany Bay (NewSouth Publishing). For the shortlist for the Queensland Premier’s Award for a work of State Significance, congratulations to Jessica White for Hearing Maud (UWA Read more …

Nicholas Ferns new book

Congratulations to Nicholas Ferns for the publication of Australia in the Age of International Development, 1945-1975: Australian Colonial and Foreign Aid Policy in Papua New Guinea and Southeast Asia (Palgrave Macmillan). In addition to examining how Australia’s academic and political understandings of international development influenced economic assistance to PNG and the Colombo Plan, this book Read more …

Billy Griffiths wins Max Crawford Medal

Congratulations to Billy Griffiths for winning the Max Crawford Medal from the Australian Academy of the Humanities. The Medal is presented to an early career scholar for outstanding achievement in the humanities, whose research and publications make an exceptional contribution to the understanding of their discipline by the general public. The Academy states “The award Read more …

Allan Martin Award Applications Open – *ECRs take note*

The Allan Martin Award is a research fellowship intended to assist early-career historians further their research in Australian history. It is available to all early career historians (within five years of the award of their PhD degree), whether academic, professional, or public historians working in museums, war memorials and other institutions. Funding of up to Read more …

Call for contributions: Trove’s impact on historical research

Since its creation in 2009, the National Library of Australia’s Trove has reshaped the methods and possibilities of historical research for historians and citizens alike. Trove collects, formats and manages metadata from many sources, offering a single point of access and discovery for this material. It has allowed researchers to accumulate significant datasets and to Read more …