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.  

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 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 …

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 …

Applications open for AHA-Copyright Agency ECR Mentorship Scheme

The AHA is pleased to open applications for the AHA-Copyright Agency ECR Mentorship Scheme. This award supports Early Career Researcher historians to develop their professional skills. Specifically, it will link Early Career Researchers with senior historians who will mentor them in the development of new and innovative works of historical scholarship, in the form of Read more …

AHA Endorsement of Sustainable History Working Paper

Earlier this year, a group of historians assembled a Working Paper on Sustainable History intended to begin discussions among individuals and institutions in history about how to address the sustainability crisis. Since it was drafted and first circulated, responses to the rapid spread of Covid-19 have shown that it is possible to undertake much academic Read more …