Congratulations to Carolyn Rasmussen for publishing ‘The Blackburns: Private Lives, Public Ambitions’

Congratulations to Carolyn Rasmussen for the publication of The Blackburns: Private Lives, Public Ambitions (Melbourne University Press, 2019). This biography explores two major figures in the history of the Australian labour movement and feminist and indigenous activism in Australia. Further information.

Congratulations to Heather Goodall for publishing ‘Beyond Borders: Indians, Australians and the Indonesian Revolution 1939-1950

Congratulations to Heather Goodall for the recent publication of Beyond Borders: Indians, Australians and the Indonesian Revolution, 1939-1950 (Amsterdam University Press, 2018). The book is about how Australians were engaged far beyond our borders, connecting with working people, journalists and local residents across the South and South East Asian region. It rediscovers an intense internationalism Read more …

Congratulations to Lauren Pikó for her new book ‘Milton Keynes in British Culture: Imagining England’

Congratulations to Lauren Pikó for the publication of her new book Milton Keynes in British Culture: Imagining England (Routledge, 2019). The book traces the representations of Milton Keynes in British national media, political rhetoric and popular culture in detail from 1967 to 1992, demonstrating how the town’s founding principles came to be understood as symbolic Read more …

Congratulations to Romain Fathi for his new book ‘Our Corner of the Somme: Australia at Villers-Bretonneux’

Congratulations to Romain Fathi for the publication of his new book Our Corner of the Somme: Australia at Villers-Bretonneux (Cambridge University Press, 2019). The book explores how the French remember Anzac. Or, rather, how they don’t, and how their alleged remembrance is staged by Australian agents of memory for the fulfilment of different agendas. This booktells the century-long story of Read more …

Casualisation Survey

To better understand how historians are affected by casualisation in the tertiary education sector, the AHA is undertaking a survey among members and non-members of the association. The survey runs from 1 to 31 March 2019. Purpose of the survey: •  To gain more direct understanding of the experiences of casual academics regarding the nature Read more …

‘Local Communities, Global Networks’: Australian Historical Association 2019 Conference: CFP Extended

8-12 July 2019, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba How have the local and the global intersected, inspired and transformed experiences within and from Australia’s history? How do the histories of Indigenous, imperial, migrant and the myriad of other communities and networks inform, contest and shape knowledge about Australia today? The conference theme speaks to the Read more …