The ARC has released the outcomes for Special Research Initiative for Australian Society, History and Culture for 2020. Congratulations to all AHA members who were successful in their applications, including Richard Broome, Andrea Gaynor, Vanessa Hearman, Warwick Anderson, Jane Haggis, Penelope Edmonds, Margaret Allen, Michelle Arrow, Catherine Kevin, Ann Curthoys, Zora Simic, Katherine Ellinghaus, Lynette Russell, Susan Lawrence, Katie Holmes, Ruth Morgan, Julia Horne, Kate Darian-Smith, Billy Griffiths, and Laura Rademaker. The AHA also wishes to acknowledge the 93% of projects that were not funded. These include many of our AHA members whom we hope will succeed in future ARC rounds. The full results may be viewed here.
Congratulations to those AHA members shortlisted for the Victorian Community History Awards, including Sue Silberberg, James Lesh, Jacqui Durrant, Benjamin Wilkie, Sophie Couchman, Janice Newton, Michael Taffe, andMarjorie Theobald. The full shortlist may be viewed here.
Congratulations to Bryce Abraham for winning the Australian Army History Unit’s 2020 CEW Bean Prize (Postgraduate Division), for the doctoral thesis “Valore Australis: Constructions of Australian Military Heroism from Sudan to Vietnam, 1885-1975″.
Congratulations to Desley Deacon for the shortlisting of Judith Anderson: Australian Star, First Lady of the American Stage (Kerr Publishing, 2019) for the American Theatre Library Association George Freedley Award. This biography recovers Judith Anderson’s career as one of the great stars of stage and television and an important character actress in film.
Congratulations to Laura Rademaker and co-authors Sally K. May, Donna Nadjamerrek, and Julie Narndal Gumurdul for the publication of The Bible in Buffalo Country: Oenpelli Mission 1925–1931 (ANU Press, 2020). This book provides a detailed record of the primary sources of the Church Missionary Society’s mission at Oenpelli, placed alongside the interpretation and insight of local Traditional Owners.
Congratulations to Benjamin Jones and Marius Gudonis (editors) and all chapter authors for the publication of History in a Post Truth World: Theory and Praxis (Routledge, 2020). This book looks at the theoretical dimensions of the post-truth and explores case studies from around the world. AHA members are offered a 20% discount code (FLR40).