Congratulations to Kathleen Neal for the publication of ‘The Letters of Edward I: Political Communication in the Thirteenth Century’

Congratulations to Kathleen Neal for the publication of The Letters of Edward I: Political Communication in the Thirteenth Century (Boydell Press, 2021). In launching the book, Professors Louise Willkinson (University of Lincoln, UK) and Chris Jones (University of Canterbury, NZ) described it as an important study that sets a new agenda for understanding medieval diplomacy Read more …

Congratulations to Robert Hadler for the publication of ‘Mutineers: A True Story of Heroes and Villains’

Congratulations to Robert Hadler for the publication of Mutineers: A True Story of Heroes and Villains (Wilkinson Publishing, 2021). The book ‘explores the use and abuse of power by our military and political leaders at a critical time in our nation’s history and reveals how leaders missed an opportunity to take control of our national Read more …

Congratulations to Christina Twomey and co-editor for the publication of ‘Gender and Trauma since 1900’

Congratulations to Paula Michaels and Christina Twomey for the publication of their edited work Gender and Trauma since 1900 (Bloomsbury, 2021). Contributors include Joy Damousi, Elizabeth Roberts-Pedersen and Katie Holmes. Encompassing histories from Australia, Britain, Indonesia, Italy, the Soviet Union, Timor Leste, the United States and Vietnam, the book demonstrate how gender and trauma are Read more …

Congratulations to Jane Lydon for the publication of ‘Anti-Slavery and Australia: No Slavery in a Free Land?’

Congratulations to Jane Lydon for the publication of Anti-Slavery and Australia: No Slavery in a Free Land? (Routledge, 2021). This book explores the anti-slavery movement in imperial scope, arguing that colonization in Australasia facilitated emancipation in the Caribbean, even as abolition powerfully shaped the Settler Revolution. A 20% hardback discount currently applies.  Further information 

Congratulations to Matthew Haultain-Gall for the publication of ‘The Battlefield of Imperishable Memory: Passchendaele and the Anzac Legend’

Congratulations to Matthew Haultain-Gall for the publication of The Battlefield of Imperishable Memory: Passchendaele and the Anzac Legend (Monash University Publishing, 2021). ‘Tracing the commemorative work of official and non-official agents … The Battlefield of Imperishable Memory explores why these battles became, and still remain, peripheral to the dominant First World War narrative in Australia: Read more …

Congratulations to Nicole Chalmer for the publication of ‘Ecoagriculture for a Sustainable Food Future’

Congratulations to Nicole Chalmer for the publication of Ecoagriculture for a Sustainable Food Future (CSIRO Publishing, 2021). The book describes the ecological history of food production systems in Australia, showing how Aboriginal food systems collapsed when European farming methods were imposed on bushlands. Chalmer explores the damage that has arisen from farming systems unsuited to Read more …

Congratulations to Robert Reynolds, Shirleene Robinson and Paul Sendziuk for the publication of In the Eye of the Storm: Volunteers and Australia’s Response to the HIV/AIDS Crisis

Congratulations to Robert Reynolds and AHA members Shirleene Robinson and Paul Sendziuk for the publication of In the Eye of the Storm: Volunteers and Australia’s Response to the HIV/AIDS Crisis (UNSW Press, 2021). The people who volunteered to help during the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s and early 1990s provided compassion and support to heavily Read more …

Congratulations to Amanda Nettelbeck who was awarded the Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society annual Prize in Legal History

Congratulations to AHA member Amanda Nettelbeck whose book Indigenous Rights and Colonial Subjecthood has just been awarded the Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society annual Prize in Legal History. The book traces the development of indigenous rights and colonial governance systems across the British empire.  Further information