Vale Ken Inglis (1929–2017)

With the death on 1 December of Ken Inglis, Australia lost one of its most original historians and our profession one of its most admired members. On 12 December a large gathering of family and friends celebrated his life in tributes, memories, poetry and song at Queen’s College, University of Melbourne, where he began his Read more …

2017 Ken Inglis prize

Congratulations to Rowan Light (University of Auckland) who has won the 2017 Ken Inglis prize, awarded by Australian Historical Studies for the best paper presented by a postgraduate student at the Australian Historical Association conference with ‘Unknown Anzacs: The Politics and Performance of Bodily Repatriation in Postcolonial State Formation’. We also congratulate the runner-up Natalie Read more …

2017 CEW Bean Prize for Military History

Congratulations to Anneke van Mosseveld, who has been awarded the prestigious 2017 CEW Bean Prize for Military History (postgraduate division for her doctoral thesis ‘Fighting Fit: A History of Innovation in the Australian Government Clothing Factory and in the Australian Army Uniform, 1912–1995’.

AHA2018: submit your abstract now

The conference organising committee is pleased to announce that online abstract submissions are now open. We are also pleased to confirm that three AHA affiliated associations – the Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine (ANZSHM), the Australian Society for Sports History (ASSH), and the Religious History Association (RHA) – will convene streams during the conference. Additionally, there will be formally curated streams Read more …

Vale Ken Inglis

The AHA is deeply saddened by the death of distinguished Australian historian and long-time AHA member Emeritus Professor Ken Inglis on 1 December 2017. The quality of his scholarship is evident his many influential works on a wide range of social and cultural issues of Australia’s history, including Sacred Places: War Memorials in the Australian Landscape and Read more …

‘law&history’

The most recent issue of law&history, just published, is a special issue on gender intimacy and colonial violence with articles by Penny Edmonds, Victoria Haskins, Anna Johnston, Amanda Nettelbeck, Lyndall Ryan, and Angela Wanhalla; and a tribute to Tracey Banivanua Mar by Julie Evans. Congratulations to all contributors. Further information.