Congratulations to Dr Peter Hobbins who has been appointed Head of the Knowledge team at the Australian National Maritime Museum

Congratulations to Dr Peter Hobbins who has been appointed Head of the Knowledge team at the Australian National Maritime Museum. Peter’s role will encompass the research direction, curation and engagement strategies for the museum, including ocean science, maritime archaeology, historic vessels, Indigenous maritime cultures and social, maritime and immigration history.  

Congratulations to Kate Davison who was awarded the best/most interesting poster presentation at the HEX 2021 Conference on the History of Experience and Agency

Congratulations to Kate Davison, who won an award for the best/most interesting poster presentation at the HEX 2021 Conference on the History of Experience and Agency at the University of Tampere, Finland from 8-12 March. Kate’s poster “Between Victims and Agents: Patient Experiences of Homosexual Aversion Therapy, 1950s-1970s”, was unanimously selected by conference organizers to Read more …

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 …

‘Labour History’ Book Review Editors Sought

Labour History: A Journal of Labour and Social History is seeking two book review editors to replace Phillip Deery and Stuart Macintyre, who are standing down after the November 2021 issue. Please forward expressions of interest to Carl Power (admin@labourhistory.org.au) by 1 April 2021. Full support will be given by the current book review editors to 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 

Congratulations to Alison Bashford who has been awarded a 2021 Dan David Prize

Congratulations to AHA member Alison Bashford who has been awarded a 2021 Dan David Prize in recognition of her wide-ranging work on public health, medicine, disease control, borders, and quarantine. The Prize honours outstanding contributions that expand knowledge of the past, enrich society in the present, and promise to improve the future of our world.  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 …