Congratulations to Gwyn McClelland for the publication of ‘Dangerous Memory in Nagasaki: Prayers, Protests and Catholic Survivor Narratives’

Congratulations to Gwyn McClelland for the publication of Dangerous Memory in Nagasaki: Prayers, Protests and Catholic Survivor Narratives (Routledge, 2019). Examining the Catholic community’s interpretation of the A-bomb, this book not only uses memory to provide a greater understanding of the destruction of the bombing, but also links it to the past experiences of religious Read more …

Congratulations to those shortlisted for the 2019 Prime Ministers’ Literary Awards for Australian History:

Congratulations to AHA members and the others shortlisted for the 2019 Prime Ministers’ Literary Awards for Australian History:   Anna Haebich for Dancing in Shadows: History of Nyungar Performance Billy Griffiths for Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia Meredith Lake for The Bible in Australia: A Cultural History David Kemp for The Land of Dreams: How Australians Read more …

Congratulations to Michelle Arrow and Angela Woollacott for the publication of ‘Everyday Revolutions: Remaking Gender, Sexuality and Culture in 1970s Australia’

Congratulations to Michelle Arrow and Angela Woollacott as editors of the new publication Everyday Revolutions: Remaking Gender, Sexuality and Culture in 1970s Australia (ANU Press, 2019). This collection brings together new research on the cultural and social impact of the feminist and sexual revolutions of the 1970s in Australia. Congratulations also to contributors including AHA members Leigh Boucher, Catherine Freyne, Amanda Laugesen, Bethany Read more …

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 New South Wales Premier’s History Awards

Congratulations to AHA members and the other winners of the 2019 New South Wales Premier’s History Awards:    Australian History Prize – Meredith Lake for The Bible in Australia: A Cultural History    General History Prize – Christina Thompson for Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia   Community and Regional History Prize – Jon Rhodes for Cage of Ghosts  Young People’s History Prize – Alison Lloyd and Terry Denton for The Upside-Down History of Read more …

Congratulations to Angela Woollacott for the publication of ‘Don Dunstan: The Visionary Politician Who Changed Australia’

Congratulations to Angela Woollacott for the publication of Don Dunstan: The Visionary Politician Who Changed Australia (Allen & Unwin, 2019). The book was launched by the Hon. Senator Penny Wong at a public lecture hosted by the History Trust of South Australia on the 20th August. There will be a Canberra launch on Tuesday 15th October at Read more …

Congratulations to Julia Miller for the publication of ‘La Niña and the Making of Climate Optimism: Remembering Rain’

Congratulations to Julia Miller for the publication of La Niña and the Making of Climate Optimism: Remembering Rain (Palgrave, 2019). This book examines the deep connection Australians have with their climate to understand contemporary views on human-induced climate change. It is the first study of the Australian relationship with La Niña and it explains how Read more …

Congratulations to contributors of ‘Remembering Migration: Oral Histories and Heritage in Australia’

Congratulations to contributors to the new collection edited by Kate Darian-Smith and Paula Hamilton Remembering Migration: Oral Histories and Heritage in Australia (Palgrave Macmillan 2019). This book provides the first comprehensive study of diverse migrant memories and what they mean for Australia in the twenty-first century.  Drawing on rich case studies, it captures the changing political and cultural Read more …

Congratulations to shortlisted authors for the NSW Premier’s History Awards 2019

Congratulations to the shortlisted authors for the NSW Premier’s History Awards 2019, including AHA members: Australian History Prize: Ann Curthoys and Jessie Mitchell, Taking Liberty: Indigenous Rights and Settler-Self-Government in Colonial Australia, 1830-1890 Meredith Lake, The Bible in Australia: A Cultural History Laura Rademaker, Found in Translation: Many Meanings on a North Australian Mission General Read more …

Congratulations to Matthew Fitzpatrick and Peter Monteath for the publication of their edited collection ‘Colonialism, China and the Chinese’

Congratulations to Matthew Fitzpatrick and Peter Monteath for the publication of thier edited collection Colonialism, China and the Chinese (Routledge, 2019). This book explores the place of China and the Chinese during the age of imperialism. Focusing not only on the state but also on the vitality of Chinese culture and the Chinese diaspora, it examines the seeming contradictions of a period in Read more …