Congratulations to those shortlisted for the 2020 Ernest Scott Prize

Michelle Arrow for The Seventies: The personal, the political and the making of modern Australia (NewSouth, 2019)  Bettina Bradbury for Caroline’s Dilemma: A Colonial Inheritance Saga (New South, 2019)  Annabel Cooper for Filming the Colonial Past: The New Zealand Wars on Screen (Otago University Press, 2018), and   James Dunk for Bedlam at Botany Bay (NewSouth, 2019)  Further information 

AHA Executive Committee: Call for Nominations 2020

In accordance with the Constitution of the Australian Historical Association, elections are held every two years for membership of the Association’s Executive Committee. The term of office for the incoming Executive will be from the date of the Annual General Meeting in 2020 to that of the Annual General Meeting in 2022. A thoughtful, hard Read more …

Congratulations to the inaugural winners of the Oral History Australia Awards

Oral History Australia is delighted to announce the following winners of the inaugural Oral History Australia Awards. ORAL HISTORY AUSTRALIA BOOK AWARD 2019: Peg Fraser, Black Saturday: not the end of the story (Monash University Publishing, 2018)The Victorian bushfires of February 2009 captured the attention of all Australians and made headlines around the world. One Read more …

COVID-19: An important message for AHA Members

As a result of COVID-19, there are three urgent matters arising relating to the Australian Historical Association.   AHA Annual Conference 2020 It is with great regret that, given the latest developments with COVID-19, the AHA conference will not go ahead from 29 June-3rd July 2020 at Deakin University. With recent government directives on health and safety and the restrictions Read more …

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 …