‘Violence, Colonialism and Empire in the Modern World’

Congratulations to AHA members Philip Dwyer and Amanda Nettelbeck on the release of their edited collection, which explores the theme of violence, repression and atrocity in imperial and colonial empires, as well as its representations and memories, from the late eighteenth through to the twentieth century. The book brings together scholars from around the world, and Read more …

‘Cleansing the Colony: Transporting Convicts from New Zealand to Van Diemen’s Land’

Congratulations to AHA member Kristyn Harman on the publication of her book, which offers insights into penal servitude in Van Diemen’s Land through the lived experiences of the men and sole woman transported there as convicts from New Zealand. Whether Māori men serving time for political infractions, white-collar criminals, labourers, vagrants or the soldiers sent to Read more …

‘Blood Will Tell: Native Americans and Assimilation Policy’

Congratulations to AHA member Kat Ellinghaus on the publication of her new book, which reveals how the underlying centrality of ‘blood’ shaped official ideas about who was eligible to be defined as Indian by the General Allotment Act in the United States. The book traces the idea of blood quantum and how the concept came to dominate Native Read more …

‘”Identity Politics” Have Not Taken Over University History Courses’

The Institute of Public Affairs recently published a report bemoaning the types of courses that are now taught in university History Departments. It feels that the History curriculum has been hijacked by “identity politics” and that too much attention is given to the study of race, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity – generally from a critical Read more …

AHA-Copyright Agency Early Career Researcher Mentorship Scheme

The AHA is delighted to announce a new award for six Early Career Researchers in history. This award supports Early Career Researcher historians to develop their professional skills. Specifically, it will link Early Career Researchers with senior historians who will mentor them in the development of new and innovative works of historical scholarship, in the Read more …

Congratulations

Congratulations to Jeannine Baker, who has been awarded the biennial Ferguson Prize for the best article published in Labour History on an interwar theme/topic, for ‘Australian Women Journalists and the “Pretence of Equality”’, Labour History, no. 108, May 2015.

‘My Marvellous Melbourne’

‘My Marvellous Melbourne’ is a new podcast produced by staff and students affiliated with the Melbourne History Workshop in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne, under the direction of Professor Andrew May. Segments combine stories, interviews and personal reflections on the social history of the city and suburbs, as well as new Read more …