Congratulations to Kate Davison who was awarded the best/most interesting poster presentation at the HEX 2021 Conference on the History of Experience and Agency

Congratulations to Kate Davison, who won an award for the best/most interesting poster presentation at the HEX 2021 Conference on the History of Experience and Agency at the University of Tampere, Finland from 8-12 March. Kate’s poster “Between Victims and Agents: Patient Experiences of Homosexual Aversion Therapy, 1950s-1970s”, was unanimously selected by conference organizers to Read more …

Congratulations to Jane Lydon for the publication of ‘Anti-Slavery and Australia: No Slavery in a Free Land?’

Congratulations to Jane Lydon for the publication of Anti-Slavery and Australia: No Slavery in a Free Land? (Routledge, 2021). This book explores the anti-slavery movement in imperial scope, arguing that colonization in Australasia facilitated emancipation in the Caribbean, even as abolition powerfully shaped the Settler Revolution. A 20% hardback discount currently applies.  Further information 

Congratulations on the publication of ‘Agora’ by the HTAV

Congratulations to the authors, including AHA members Kate Laing, Lucy Davies, Peter McPhee, Ruth Ford, Mary Tomsic and Bronwyn Beech Jones, for the publication of the latest issue of Agora, by the History Teachers’ Association of Victoria. It explores the theme ‘Women in History’, with profiles on the ju-jitsu suffragettes, the working women of WWII, Read more …

Congratulations to Matthew Haultain-Gall for the publication of ‘The Battlefield of Imperishable Memory: Passchendaele and the Anzac Legend’

Congratulations to Matthew Haultain-Gall for the publication of The Battlefield of Imperishable Memory: Passchendaele and the Anzac Legend (Monash University Publishing, 2021). ‘Tracing the commemorative work of official and non-official agents … The Battlefield of Imperishable Memory explores why these battles became, and still remain, peripheral to the dominant First World War narrative in Australia: Read more …

Congratulations to Nicole Chalmer for the publication of ‘Ecoagriculture for a Sustainable Food Future’

Congratulations to Nicole Chalmer for the publication of Ecoagriculture for a Sustainable Food Future (CSIRO Publishing, 2021). The book describes the ecological history of food production systems in Australia, showing how Aboriginal food systems collapsed when European farming methods were imposed on bushlands. Chalmer explores the damage that has arisen from farming systems unsuited to Read more …

AHA History Postgraduate Database

The Australian Historical Association (AHA) is currently developing a new nation-wide Postgraduate Database, which is intended to make Higher Degree Research (HDR) candidates in Australian history more discoverable and accessible. This database is being developed for the benefit of HDR candidates and AHA members alike, and will be housed on the AHA’s website. The AHA Read more …