Congratulations: 5 November 2020

Congratulations to Benjamin Wilkie, winner of the Local History Small Publication Award for Gariwerd: An Environmental History of the Grampians (CSIRO, 2020). Congratulations also to those AHA members who received commendations, including Sue Silberberg, James Lesh, Jacqui Durrant, Sophie Couchman, Janice Newton, Michael Taffe, and Marjorie Theobald.  Further information  Congratulations to those AHA members awarded Read more …

Congratulations 15 October 2020

The ARC has released the outcomes for Special Research Initiative for Australian Society, History and Culture for 2020. Congratulations to all AHA members who were successful in their applications, including Richard Broome, Andrea Gaynor, Vanessa Hearman, Warwick Anderson, Jane Haggis, Penelope Edmonds, Margaret Allen, Michelle Arrow, Catherine Kevin, Ann Curthoys, Zora Simic, Katherine Ellinghaus, Lynette Read more …

Congratulations: 8 October 2020

Congratulations to James Keating for the publication of Distant Sisters: Australasian Women and the International Struggle for the Vote, 1880–1914 (Manchester University Press, 2020). This book seeks to chart the common trajectory of colonial suffrage campaigns, and argues for a more contingent history of international organising that challenges celebratory accounts of fin-de-siècle global connection.  Further Read more …

Congratulations: 24 September 2020

Congratulations to Catherine Bishop and Jennifer Aston (editors) for the publication of Female Entrepreneurs in the Long Nineteenth Century (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020). This is the first book to consider nineteenth-century businesswomen from a global perspective, moving beyond European and trans-Atlantic frameworks to include many other corners of the world, and features chapters from current and Read more …

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 …