AHA Response to the Functional and Efficiency Review of the National Archives of Australia

The AHA welcomes the release of the Functional and Efficiency Review of the National Archives of Australia (the ‘Tune Review’) on 12 March 2021. The Tune Review draws attention to the urgent need for increased funding to ensure that the National Archives of Australia (NAA) is able to secure public access to its riches, preserve Read more …

Congratulations to Robert Hadler for the publication of ‘Mutineers: A True Story of Heroes and Villains’

Congratulations to Robert Hadler for the publication of Mutineers: A True Story of Heroes and Villains (Wilkinson Publishing, 2021). The book ‘explores the use and abuse of power by our military and political leaders at a critical time in our nation’s history and reveals how leaders missed an opportunity to take control of our national Read more …

Congratulations to Christina Twomey and co-editor for the publication of ‘Gender and Trauma since 1900’

Congratulations to Paula Michaels and Christina Twomey for the publication of their edited work Gender and Trauma since 1900 (Bloomsbury, 2021). Contributors include Joy Damousi, Elizabeth Roberts-Pedersen and Katie Holmes. Encompassing histories from Australia, Britain, Indonesia, Italy, the Soviet Union, Timor Leste, the United States and Vietnam, the book demonstrate how gender and trauma are Read more …

Congratulations to Dr Peter Hobbins who has been appointed Head of the Knowledge team at the Australian National Maritime Museum

Congratulations to Dr Peter Hobbins who has been appointed Head of the Knowledge team at the Australian National Maritime Museum. Peter’s role will encompass the research direction, curation and engagement strategies for the museum, including ocean science, maritime archaeology, historic vessels, Indigenous maritime cultures and social, maritime and immigration history.  

Congratulations to Victoria Haskins, Claire Lowrie and Swapna Banerjee for the launch of ‘Ayahs and Amahs: Transcolonial Servants in Australia and Britain’

Congratulations to Victoria Haskins, Claire Lowrie and Swapna Banerjee for the launch of their website on Ayahs and Amahs: Transcolonial Servants in Australia and Britain. As well as a regular blog, the website for this ARC Discovery Project includes historical sources that illuminate the lives of Chinese and Indian women who travelled as nursemaids with Read more …

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 …