Congratulations to Marion Stell and Heather Reid for the publication of ‘Women in Boots: Football and Feminism in the 1970s’

Congratulations to Marion Stell and Heather Reid for the publication of Women in Boots: Football and Feminism in the 1970s (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2020). The work adds the football field to sites of protest and empowerment for individual women in the 1970s. It follows the Australian and New Zealand national players – schoolgirls, factory workers, university graduates and professionals – Read more …

Congratulations to Liz Rushen for the publication of ‘John Marshall: shipowner, Lloyd’s reformer and emigration agent’

Congratulations to Liz Rushen for the publication of John Marshall: shipowner, Lloyd’s reformer and emigration agent (Anchor Books Australia, 2020). The work is a biography of one of the most active British emigration agents of the nineteenth-century: John Marshall. A merchant-adventurer and superb logistician, Marshall established Britain’s first emigration depot at Plymouth. His work also impacts the world today through Lloyd’s Register Read more …

Congratulations to Kerry King for the publication of ‘A Lesser Species of Homicide: Death, Drivers and the Law’

Congratulations to Kerry King for the publication of A Lesser Species of Homicide: Death, Drivers and the Law (UWA Publishing, 2020). The work is an interdisciplinary study, drawing on socio-legal and historical studies, law and criminology, and spans a 70-year period, from the mid 20thC to the present. Further information

Congratulations to Alexia Moncrieff for the publication of ‘Expertise, Authority and Control: The Australian Army Medical Corps in the First World War’

Congratulations to Alexia Moncrieff for the publication of Expertise, Authority and Control: The Australian Army Medical Corps in the First World War (Cambridge University Press, 2020). The book charts the development of Australian military medicine in the First World War in the first major study of the Australian Army Medical Corp in over seventy years.    Further information 

Congratulations to Carla Pascoe Leahy and Petra Bueskens for the publication of ‘Australian Mothering: Historical and Sociological Perspectives’

Congratulations to Carla Pascoe Leahy and Petra Bueskens for the publication of Australian Mothering: Historical and Sociological Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020). This interdisciplinary collection of 22 chapters defines the field of Australian maternal studies for the first time, covering activism, adoption, birth, breastfeeding, childcare, child support, domestic violence, fatherhood, fertility choices, migration, policy, pregnancy, psychology, relationships, single motherhood, time use, welfare and work. Contributors Read more …

Congratulations to Katrina Kittel for the publication of ‘Shooting Through’

Congratulations to Katrina Kittel for the publication of Shooting Through (Echo Books, 2020). Drawing extensively on first-hand accounts sourced from Australian and British archives, as well as memoirs and oral accounts by ex-POWs and Italian witnesses, the book weaves the stories of thirty escaper groups through time and theme to reveal key evasion routes and the various outcomes that befell escaped POWs Read more …

Congratulations to Amy Thomas and co-authors for the publication of ‘Does the media fail Aboriginal political aspirations?’

Congratulations to Amy Thomas, Andrew Jakubowicz and Heidi Norman for the publication of  Does the media fail Aboriginal political aspirations? 45 years of news media reporting of key political moments (Aboriginal Studies Press, 2020). This unique study of key Aboriginal initiatives seeking self-determination and justice reveals a history of media procrastination and denial. A team of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal researchers examine Read more …

Congratulations to Cath Bishop for the publication of ‘Women Mean Business: Colonial businesswomen in New Zealand’

Congratulations to Cath Bishop for the publication of Women Mean Business: Colonial businesswomen in New Zealand  (Otago University Press, 2019). The book showcases many of the individual businesswomen whose efforts, collectively, contributed so much to the making of urban life in New Zealand. It was shortlisted for the NZ Heritage Book Award in November 2019 and has just been longlisted for Read more …

Congratulations to Andrew Beattie for the publication of ‘Allied Internment Camps in Occupied Germany: Extrajudicial Detention in the Name of Denazification, 1945–1950’

Congratulations to Andrew Beattie for the publication of Allied Internment Camps in Occupied Germany: Extrajudicial Detention in the Name of Denazification, 1945–1950 (Cambridge University Press, 2020). This study of the internment of over 400,000 Germans by the American, British, French, and Soviet occupiers of Germany at the end of WWII asks who was interned, how Read more …

Congratulations to Kama Maclean for the publication of ‘British India, White Australia: Overseas Indians, Intercolonial Relations and the Empire’

Congratulations to Kama Maclean for the publication of British India, White Australia: Overseas Indians, Intercolonial Relations and the Empire (UNSW Press, 2020). The book explores connections between Australia and India through the lens of the British Empire by tracing the lives of people of Indian descent in Australia, from Australian Federation to Indian independence. Further Read more …