AHA History Postgraduate Database

The Australian Historical Association (AHA) is currently developing a new nation-wide Postgraduate Database, which is intended to make Higher Degree Research (HDR) candidates in Australian history more discoverable and accessible. This database is being developed for the benefit of HDR candidates and AHA members alike, and will be housed on the AHA’s website. The AHA 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 

2021 AHA-Copyright Agency Early Career Mentorships  

The AHA would like to thank all who applied for the AHA-Copyright Agency Early Career Mentorships. The judges were most impressed with the high quality of the topics and the enthusiastic support of proposed mentors and institutions. We are delighted to announce the successful applicants and look forward to seeing their work published over the next year. Warm congratulations to Simon Graham, Niro Read more …

Unfinished Business: AHA 2021 UNSW Conference Call for Papers

29 November-2 December 2021, State Library of New South Wales & UNSW Sydney   The Australian Historical Association is delighted to launch the call for proposals for the 39th AHA Conference. Co-organised with UNSW Sydney, the AHA 2021 Conference will bring together scholars from across the disciplines with a shared interest in history. The conference is Read more …

Congratulations to James Keating who has been awarded the inaugural Donna Coates Book Prize

Congratulations to James Keating who has been awarded the inaugural Donna Coates Book Prize for Distant Sisters: Australasian Women and the International Struggle for the Vote, 1880-1914 (Manchester, 2020). Keating’s book was judged ‘a thoroughly researched monograph that makes a novel contribution to the field…The reorientation of the national histories of Australian and New Zealand suffragettes in their international context reveals Read more …

Congratulations to Eva Bischoff for the publication of ‘Benevolent Colonizers in Nineteenth Century Australia. Quaker Lives and Ideals’

Congratulations to Eva Bischoff for the publication of Benevolent Colonizers in Nineteenth Century Australia. Quaker Lives and Ideals (Palgrave Macmillan 2020). The book focuses on the history of a group of British Quaker families and their involvement in settler colonialism in early nineteenth-century Australia.  Further information