The 32nd annual conference of the AHA was held at the University of Wollongong, 8-12 July 2013.
The theme – ‘Mobilities and Mobilisations in History – referenced the growing use of ‘mobility’ as a key theoretical term in the humanities and social sciences. Presentations debatedthe value of a mobilities framework for historical analysis, and c onsidered various historical periods, themes and research areas.
Professor Tony Ballantyne (University of Otago): ‘Mobilities and Mobilisations in History’
Professor Matt Matsuda (Rutgers): ‘Ocean, Motion, Emotion: Mobilities and Mobilisations in History’
‘Mobilities and Mobilisations in History’: Frances Steel (University of Wollongong); Penny Edmonds (University of Tasmania); Cathy Coleborne (University of Waikato).
‘New Indigenous Historie’s: Marcia Langton (University of Melbourne); Tim Rowse (University of Western Sydney); John Maynard (University of Newcastle).
‘Who is our audience?’: Big Questions in History, Lisa Murray, (City of Sydney); Sandra Pires (documentary filmmaker); Graeme Davison (Monash University); Michael Ondaatje (University of Newcastle); Paul Ashton (University of Technology)
Panel sessions in honour of the late Professor Tom Stannage.
Affiliated conferences and streams
The conference included a number of special themes:
- The Australian Women’s History Network Symposium, ‘Women in Motion’
- Asian Australian Histories
- Teaching and Learning History
- Environmental History
- Religious History Association
- War and Its Impacts