Congratulations: 17 September 2020

Congratulations to Ian Willis for the publication of VD: The Australian Army’s experience of sexually transmitted diseases during the twentieth century (Big Sky Publishing, 2020). This book focuses upon how two microscopic sexually transmitted organisms, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Treponema pallidum, the bacteria causing gonorrhoea and syphilis, wreaked enormous havoc among Australian troops in all their Read more …

New books: 10 September 2020

Congratulations to Johanna Perheentupa for the publication of Redfern: Aboriginal Activism in the 1970s (Aboriginal Studies Press, 2020). This is the story of how, with Aboriginal Australians in Redfern prevailed over abuse and discrimination to build organisations that have served as models for similar organisations all over Australia.  Further information  Congratulations to Amanda Harris for Read more …

Nicholas Ferns new book

Congratulations to Nicholas Ferns for the publication of Australia in the Age of International Development, 1945-1975: Australian Colonial and Foreign Aid Policy in Papua New Guinea and Southeast Asia (Palgrave Macmillan). In addition to examining how Australia’s academic and political understandings of international development influenced economic assistance to PNG and the Colombo Plan, this book Read more …

Allan Martin Award Applications Open – *ECRs take note*

The Allan Martin Award is a research fellowship intended to assist early-career historians further their research in Australian history. It is available to all early career historians (within five years of the award of their PhD degree), whether academic, professional, or public historians working in museums, war memorials and other institutions. Funding of up to Read more …