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 …

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 …

2020 Ann Curthoys Prize

Six entries were submitted in consideration for this year’s Ann Curthoys prize, which is awarded for the best unpublished article-length work by an Early Career Researcher (within 5 years of PhD graduation) in any one or combination of the fields in which Ann has published. It is worth $750. The editors of History Australia gratefully acknowledge Read more …

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 …

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 …