ERC blog update: Objects That Shaped My Life

Karen Schamberger is a curator at the National Museum of Australia. She is currently expanding her horizons through her work as part of the exhibition team developing a new long-term environmental history gallery. She recently completed her PhD: ‘Identity, belonging and cultural diversity in Australian museums’ and previously worked as a research assistant at Deakin Read more …

Congratulations

Congratulations to Jeannine Baker, who has been awarded the biennial Ferguson Prize for the best article published in Labour History on an interwar theme/topic, for ‘Australian Women Journalists and the “Pretence of Equality”’, Labour History, no. 108, May 2015.

‘My Marvellous Melbourne’

‘My Marvellous Melbourne’ is a new podcast produced by staff and students affiliated with the Melbourne History Workshop in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne, under the direction of Professor Andrew May. Segments combine stories, interviews and personal reflections on the social history of the city and suburbs, as well as new Read more …

Honest History update

AHA affiliate Honest History has just posted new material on a 1967 Vietnam War protest on a surfboard, the marriage equality debate and Australian progressivism, the stodgy and unimaginative program of Armistice Centenary grants, Carmen Lawrence’s 2006 book Fear and Politics and its continuing relevance, and the FBI’s harassment of Australian historian Les Jauncey. There are reviews Read more …