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.  

‘Skills for New Historians’ Seminar Series 2021

The AHA is delighted to announce a new ECR initiative, the new monthly ‘Skills for New Historians’ Seminar Series. This series will offer advice and guidance on academic life, and the various things emerging historians need to think about as they move into new phases of their careers. Seminars will focus on developing skills in relation to grants, publishing, and book proposals, to name just Read more …

Congratulations to the new co-directors appointed for the Menzies Australia Institute at King’s College London

Congratulations to AHA member Martin Thomas and Béatrice Bijon, who have been appointed co-directors of the Menzies Australia Institute at King’s College London. The MAI is the leading centre in the United Kingdom for the study of Australian society and culture. The Menzies is an essential hub for visiting academics and expatriate Australians in London.  Further information 

Call for Expressions of Interest for New Editor/s of History Australia (2022-24)

History Australia is the official journal of the Australian Historical Association. The current editors of HA, Michelle Arrow, Leigh Boucher and Kate Fullagar, will be completing their term on 31 December 2021. The Executive welcomes expressions of interest from candidates located in any Australian university or universities, and engaged in any variety of history, to be received Read more …

New blog from new ECR Reps

The AHA’s new Early Career Researcher representatives – Chelsea Barnett, Joel Barnes, and Anna Temby – have published a new entry on the AHA ECR blog introducing themselves. They encourage any ECRs with concerns to reach out to them at the new centralised ECRs email address, aha.ecr@gmail.com.  Further information 

Congratulations to the inaugural winners of the Oral History Australia Awards

Oral History Australia is delighted to announce the following winners of the inaugural Oral History Australia Awards. ORAL HISTORY AUSTRALIA BOOK AWARD 2019: Peg Fraser, Black Saturday: not the end of the story (Monash University Publishing, 2018)The Victorian bushfires of February 2009 captured the attention of all Australians and made headlines around the world. One Read more …