Congratulations: 17 September 2020

Congratulations to Ian Willis for the publication of VD: The Australian Army’s experience of sexually transmitted diseases during the twentieth century (Big Sky Publishing, 2020). This book focuses upon how two microscopic sexually transmitted organisms, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Treponema pallidum, the bacteria causing gonorrhoea and syphilis, wreaked enormous havoc among Australian troops in all their Read more …

Congratulations: 10 September 2020

Congratulations to James Dunk who won the 2020 Australian History Prize at the NSW Premier’s History Awards for Bedlam at Botany Bay (NewSouth Books, 2019).  Further information  Congratulations to Kate Fullagar who won the 2020 General History Prize at the NSW Premier’s History Awards for The Warrior, the Voyager, and the Artist (Yale University Press, Read more …

Shortlist for Queensland Literary Awards

Congratulations to those AHA members shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards. For the shortlist for the University of Queensland Non-Fiction Book Award, congratulations to James Dunk for Bedlam at Botany Bay (NewSouth Publishing). For the shortlist for the Queensland Premier’s Award for a work of State Significance, congratulations to Jessica White for Hearing Maud (UWA Read more …

Billy Griffiths wins Max Crawford Medal

Congratulations to Billy Griffiths for winning the Max Crawford Medal from the Australian Academy of the Humanities. The Medal is presented to an early career scholar for outstanding achievement in the humanities, whose research and publications make an exceptional contribution to the understanding of their discipline by the general public. The Academy states “The award Read more …

Allan Martin Award Applications Open – *ECRs take note*

The Allan Martin Award is a research fellowship intended to assist early-career historians further their research in Australian history. It is available to all early career historians (within five years of the award of their PhD degree), whether academic, professional, or public historians working in museums, war memorials and other institutions. Funding of up to Read more …

Call for contributions: Trove’s impact on historical research

Since its creation in 2009, the National Library of Australia’s Trove has reshaped the methods and possibilities of historical research for historians and citizens alike. Trove collects, formats and manages metadata from many sources, offering a single point of access and discovery for this material. It has allowed researchers to accumulate significant datasets and to Read more …

Change to ANZSRC Codes

Last week the ANZSRC Review was announced. The ANZSRC codes were last changed in 2008. The AHA submission was one of 238 to the ANZSRC Review. We are pleased to see that most of our suggestions including the case for a new Division named Indigenous Studies were supported. A key point to note is that Read more …

2020 Marian Quartly Prize

Winner: Jeremy Martens, ‘The Mrs Freer case revisited: marriage, morality and the state in interwar Australia,’ History Australia 16.3 (2019)  Jeremy Martens’ article is a masterclass in how the examination of a particular ‘case’ can open up significant questions about the entanglement of race, gender, sexuality and class in the management of settler national borders. Read more …