New AHA ECR Blogs: ‘A Conversation about Casualisation’

The AHA’s ECR Representative André Brett has commenced a series, ‘A Conversation about Casualisation,’ in response to a recent controversial article about casualisation on The Conversation. Parts One and Two are now live! In Part One, André responds to the article with some of his own reflections. In Part Two, Dr Joel Barnes tackles how casual jobs are Read more …

2019 Jill Roe Early Career Researcher AHA Conference Scholarship Recipients

The AHA would like to thank all who applied for the inaugural Jill Roe Early Career Researcher AHA Conference Scholarship Scheme. The scheme provides financial assistance to facilitate participation in the AHA annual conference and was made possible by a generous bequest from Professor Emerita Jill Roe (1940–2017), an historian who made a very significant contribution Read more …

Congratulations to Billy Griffiths who has been awarded the 2019 Ernest Scott Prize

Congratulations to Billy Griffiths who has been awarded the 2019 Ernest Scott Prize for Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia. The Ernest Scott Prize is awarded for work based upon original research which is, in the opinion of the judges, the most distinguished contribution to the history of Australia or New Zealand or to the history of colonisation.  Further information 

Inquiry into Canberra’s National Institutions Report

On Wednesday the 3rd of April, the Federal Government tabled the Inquiry into Canberra’s National Institutions Report, titled ‘Telling Australia’s Story – and Why it’s Important’. The inquiry focused on Canberra’s Museum of Australian Democracy, National Film and Sound Archive, National Gallery, National Library, National Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Australian War Memorial and National Archives Read more …

Casualisation Survey

To better understand how historians are affected by casualisation in the tertiary education sector, the AHA is undertaking a survey among members and non-members of the association. The survey runs from 1 to 31 March 2019. Purpose of the survey: •  To gain more direct understanding of the experiences of casual academics regarding the nature Read more …

Congratulations to AHA members made Members (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the 2019 Australia Day Honours

Congratulations to past president Lynette Russell, awarded for her significant service to higher education, particularly Indigenous history, and to professional organisations. Awarded too were Frank Bongiorno for his significant service to tertiary education in the field of history and Lyndall Ryan for her significant service to higher education, particularly to Indigenous history and women’s studies

Jill Roe Early Career Researcher AHA Conference Scholarship Scheme Applications Open

The AHA is thrilled to announce a new conference prize, the Jill Roe Early Career Researcher AHA Conference Scholarship.  Funding for this scheme is made possible by a generous bequest from Professor Emerita Jill Roe (1940–2017), an eminent and much-loved Australian historian who made a very significant contribution to the writing, teaching and public communication of history Read more …