Call for Expressions of Interest for New Editor/s of History Australia (2022-24)

History Australia is the official journal of the Australian Historical Association. The current editors of HA, Michelle Arrow, Leigh Boucher and Kate Fullagar, will be completing their term on 31 December 2021. The Executive welcomes expressions of interest from candidates located in any Australian university or universities, and engaged in any variety of history, to be received Read more …

Congratulations: 24 September 2020

Congratulations to Catherine Bishop and Jennifer Aston (editors) for the publication of Female Entrepreneurs in the Long Nineteenth Century (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020). This is the first book to consider nineteenth-century businesswomen from a global perspective, moving beyond European and trans-Atlantic frameworks to include many other corners of the world, and features chapters from current and Read more …

AHA Endorsement of Sustainable History Working Paper

Earlier this year, a group of historians assembled a Working Paper on Sustainable History intended to begin discussions among individuals and institutions in history about how to address the sustainability crisis. Since it was drafted and first circulated, responses to the rapid spread of Covid-19 have shown that it is possible to undertake much academic Read more …

Congratulations: 17 September 2020

Congratulations to Ian Willis for the publication of VD: The Australian Army’s experience of sexually transmitted diseases during the twentieth century (Big Sky Publishing, 2020). This book focuses upon how two microscopic sexually transmitted organisms, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Treponema pallidum, the bacteria causing gonorrhoea and syphilis, wreaked enormous havoc among Australian troops in all their Read more …

Congratulations: 10 September 2020

Congratulations to James Dunk who won the 2020 Australian History Prize at the NSW Premier’s History Awards for Bedlam at Botany Bay (NewSouth Books, 2019).  Further information  Congratulations to Kate Fullagar who won the 2020 General History Prize at the NSW Premier’s History Awards for The Warrior, the Voyager, and the Artist (Yale University Press, Read more …

New books: 10 September 2020

Congratulations to Johanna Perheentupa for the publication of Redfern: Aboriginal Activism in the 1970s (Aboriginal Studies Press, 2020). This is the story of how, with Aboriginal Australians in Redfern prevailed over abuse and discrimination to build organisations that have served as models for similar organisations all over Australia.  Further information  Congratulations to Amanda Harris for Read more …