Nominations for AHA executive committee 2018-2020

Nominations for all positions on the AHA executive committee meeting were opened to the membership in April and closed on 28 June. I am pleased to inform you that we received the following nominations for the executive committee 2018-2020: President Joy Damousi Vice-President Melanie Oppenheimer Honorary Secretary Noah Riseman Honorary Treasurer Lisa Featherstone Five (5) Read more …

2017 AHA survey

The AHA Executive Committee would like to know more about historians working in or on Australia. We have opened an anonymous and voluntary survey designed to fulfil two purposes: to give the AHA a profile of the historical community it serves and to learn what historians value about the AHA to help in planning for Read more …

Free masterclass in Sydney with Fay Anderson 7 September

The Centre for Media History at Macquarie University is hosting a free masterclass with Associate Professor Fay Anderson (Monash) on Wednesday 7 September at 2pm, to coincide with the release of her latest book, Shooting the Picture: Press Photography in Australia (Melbourne University Press).  Early career researchers and postgraduate students are particularly welcome. Expressions of Read more …

2016 winners of AHA prizes and awards

The Australian Historical Association is delighted to announce the winners of its 2016 prizes and awards. Winners were announced tonight, Thursday 7 July 2016, at the AHA Annual Conference dinner in Ballarat, Victoria. (Click links to read judges’ citations.) The Allan Martin Award is a research fellowship to assist early career historians further their research Read more …

Fund Trove

The AHA has been active in calling to have the funding restored to Australia’s cultural institutions which will affect Trove, the online archive developed and managed by the National Library of Australia that is a fundamental piece of research infrastructure. The President, Angela Woollacott wrote to Scott Morrison on 17 December 2016 protesting the cuts Read more …

Spider Web: The Birth of American Anticommunism

Nick Fischer’s Spider Web: The Birth of American Anticommunism (University of Illinois Press) details how anticommunist myths and propaganda influenced mainstream politics in America, and how the right’s efforts paved the way for the McCarthyite 1950s and augured the conservative backlash that would transform American politics. The book will be launched by Stuart Macintyre in Read more …