Ernest Scott Prize 2018

Congratulations to Michael Belgrave from Massey University, who has been awarded the 2018 Ernest Scott Prize for Dancing with the King. His book documents the rise and fall of the King Country, an independent state governed by the Māori King where settlers and the Crown entered at risk of their lives between 1864 and 1885. Read more …

‘law&history’ latest issue

law&history, vol. 5:1 (2018) acknowledges the 180th anniversary of the Myall Creek massacre with Ann Curthoys leading a forum discussion on its significance and meaning, and Tim Rowse considering the moral position of the colonial Native Police. Articles by legal historians illuminate other issues of importance in colonial and imperial history: the ownership of mapping Read more …

Vale, Sally Percival Wood

The AHA was saddened to learn of the death AHA member Sally Percival Wood, a highly respected Melbourne-based historian with an interest in the political, cultural and social upheavals brought about by decolonisation in the twentieth-century. Sally completed her PhD at Deakin University in 2011, after which she worked as Manager, Applied Research and Analysis Read more …

AHA/Copyright Agency Postgraduate Conference Bursaries 2018

Congratulations to the following postgraduate students who have been awarded the full bursary, valued at $800 per applicant, plus mentoring opportunities: Honae Cuffe, Nicole Davis, Jack Fahey, Jaclyn Hopkins, Anna McKay, Beth Marsden, Lilian Pearce, Ben Sacks, Patrick White and Elmari Whyte. Congratulations also to the three postgraduates awarded mentoring only: Toni Church, Rebecca Holland Read more …

AHA Executive Committee: Call for Nominations 2018

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 2018 to that of the Annual General Meeting in 2020. A thoughtful, hard Read more …

Jill Roe Prize

For history postgraduate students and supervisors. A reminder that entries for the 2018 Jill Roe Prize close on Sunday 31 March 2018. This prize is awarded annually for the best unpublished article-length work of historical research in any area of historical enquiry produced by a postgraduate student. Further information.

‘Migrant Nation: Australian Culture, Society and Identity’

Congratulations to Paul Longley Arthur, editor of the recently published Migrant Nation: Australian Culture, Society and Identity, a collection that focuses on particular historical blind spots by telling stories of individuals and groups that did not fit the favoured identity mould. The essays in this book work within the gap between Australian image and experience Read more …