AHA Submission to the Inquiry into the NSW State Records Act and the Policy Paper on its Review

The NSW Parliamentary Standing Committee on Social Issues is conducting an inquiry into proposed changes to the current administrative arrangements of State Archives and Sydney Living Museums. The proposed changes involve the creation of a new agency designated to fulfil the current legislative responsibilities of both organisations. The AHA has lodged a submission to the enquiry, which can Read more …

You Matter: The Australian Historical Association’s Casualisation Survey Report

On behalf of the AHA Executive, Dr Romain Fathi and Dr Lyndon Megarrity conducted a survey on the experiences of casual academics in the History discipline regarding the nature of their employment, and its impact upon their career path and personal life. The initiative was designed to facilitate discussion about casualisation in the History discipline in the tertiary education sector, Read more …

AHA Submissions to NAA Tune Review, ARC ANZSRC Review, Future Humanities Workforce Consultation

The AHA Executive has made submissions to three reviews relevant to the history discipline in Australia: the NAA Tune Review on the purpose, role and functions of the NAA; the ARC Review of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification; and the AAH Future Humanities Workforce Consultation on the challenges and opportunities facing Australia’s humanities-trained workforce. Read more …

Notice of AGM

Dear Members Notice of AGM The Australian Historical Association, Annual General Meeting will take place Thursday 5 July 2018, Copland Theatre, Australian National University, ACT, 5.00pm-6.00pm Please find attached:     Agenda AHA History Journal List (Vice President’s report) Minutes of AHA AGM 2017   All members welcome

Comments on the Survey Report and Feedback

The recently published survey of History disciplines in Australia and New Zealand by Associate Professors Martin Crotty and Paul Sendziuk was undertaken at the request of, and in consultation with, the Australian Historical Association Executive and the Heads of History. The study was a very large undertaking that involved collecting, processing and interpreting information provided Read more …

The State of the Discipline

Martin Crotty and Paul Sendziuk’s report to the AHA Executive on The State of the Discipline: University History in Australia and New Zealand is now complete. Read the report. The AHA would like to thank Martin and Paul for all the work they put into compiling it and express our gratitude to Susan Kellett,  who performed invaluable Read more …