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 …

Ann Curthoys Prize Applications Open

The Australian Historical Association and the editors of History Australia are pleased to announce that applications are open for the 2021 Ann Curthoys Prize. The Prize is awarded for the best unpublished article-length work by an Early Career Researcher (within 5 years of PhD conferral) in any one or combination of the following fields in which Ann has published: Australian history; feminist history; Indigenous 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 …

ECR/HDR Mentoring Scheme

Responses to our ECR survey indicated that ECRs are looking to develop their mentoring skills to, amongst other things, start preparing for future supervision responsibilities, and to forge stronger links with the HDR community. With that in mind, the ECR representatives, Chelsea Barnett, Joel Barnes and Anna Temby, have been working with the HDR representative, Joshua Black, Read more …

Congratulations 17 December 2020

The winners for this year’s Prime Minister’s Literary Awards have been announced, which celebrate outstanding literary talent in Australia. Congratulations to Tiffany Shellam for winning the 2020 Australian History category of the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards for Meeting the Waylo: Aboriginal Encounters in the Archipelago (UWA Publishing, 2020). Further information Congratulations to Margaret Cook for Read more …