Congratulations to Amanda Nettelbeck who was awarded the Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society annual Prize in Legal History

Congratulations to AHA member Amanda Nettelbeck whose book Indigenous Rights and Colonial Subjecthood has just been awarded the Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society annual Prize in Legal History. The book traces the development of indigenous rights and colonial governance systems across the British empire.  Further information 

Congratulations to Alison Bashford who has been awarded a 2021 Dan David Prize

Congratulations to AHA member Alison Bashford who has been awarded a 2021 Dan David Prize in recognition of her wide-ranging work on public health, medicine, disease control, borders, and quarantine. The Prize honours outstanding contributions that expand knowledge of the past, enrich society in the present, and promise to improve the future of our world.  Further information 

‘Skills for New Historians’ Seminar Series 2021

The AHA is delighted to announce a new ECR initiative, the new monthly ‘Skills for New Historians’ Seminar Series. This series will offer advice and guidance on academic life, and the various things emerging historians need to think about as they move into new phases of their careers. Seminars will focus on developing skills in relation to grants, publishing, and book proposals, to name just Read more …

2021 AHA-Copyright Agency Early Career Mentorships  

The AHA would like to thank all who applied for the AHA-Copyright Agency Early Career Mentorships. The judges were most impressed with the high quality of the topics and the enthusiastic support of proposed mentors and institutions. We are delighted to announce the successful applicants and look forward to seeing their work published over the next year. Warm congratulations to Simon Graham, Niro Read more …

Unfinished Business: AHA 2021 UNSW Conference Call for Papers

29 November-2 December 2021, State Library of New South Wales & UNSW Sydney   The Australian Historical Association is delighted to launch the call for proposals for the 39th AHA Conference. Co-organised with UNSW Sydney, the AHA 2021 Conference will bring together scholars from across the disciplines with a shared interest in history. The conference is Read more …

Ann Curthoys Prize Applications Open

The Australian Historical Association and the editors of History Australia are pleased to announce that applications are open for the 2021 Ann Curthoys Prize. The Prize is awarded for the best unpublished article-length work by an Early Career Researcher (within 5 years of PhD conferral) in any one or combination of the following fields in which Ann has published: Australian history; feminist history; Indigenous Read more …

Congratulations to James Keating who has been awarded the inaugural Donna Coates Book Prize

Congratulations to James Keating who has been awarded the inaugural Donna Coates Book Prize for Distant Sisters: Australasian Women and the International Struggle for the Vote, 1880-1914 (Manchester, 2020). Keating’s book was judged ‘a thoroughly researched monograph that makes a novel contribution to the field…The reorientation of the national histories of Australian and New Zealand suffragettes in their international context reveals Read more …

Congratulations to the new co-directors appointed for the Menzies Australia Institute at King’s College London

Congratulations to AHA member Martin Thomas and Béatrice Bijon, who have been appointed co-directors of the Menzies Australia Institute at King’s College London. The MAI is the leading centre in the United Kingdom for the study of Australian society and culture. The Menzies is an essential hub for visiting academics and expatriate Australians in London.  Further information 

Congratulations to Eva Bischoff for the publication of ‘Benevolent Colonizers in Nineteenth Century Australia. Quaker Lives and Ideals’

Congratulations to Eva Bischoff for the publication of Benevolent Colonizers in Nineteenth Century Australia. Quaker Lives and Ideals (Palgrave Macmillan 2020). The book focuses on the history of a group of British Quaker families and their involvement in settler colonialism in early nineteenth-century Australia.  Further information