‘Shooting the Past’

In each episode of Shooting the Past (Radio National, Friday 1:30 pm, repeated Sunday 1:30), Clare Wright starts her exploration of a historical event or era with a single photograph. Episodes can be downloaded from the Radio National website. Further information.

60,000 Years of Australian History: A Plea for Interdisciplinarity

On Thursday 19 October 2017, 6:00 to 7.30pm, Lynette Russell, President of the AHA and Director, Monash Indigenous Studies Centre, Monash University will present the 2nd Bicentennial Australian History Lecture (hosted by the Department of History, the University of Sydney) in the General Lecture Theatre, The Quadrangle, University of Sydney. As commonly presented, Australia’s past seems Read more …

Vale Bruce Mansfield

The AHA is deeply saddened by the death of Emeritus Professor Bruce Mansfield AM and offers condolences to his family. Influential in both Australian history and Early Modern European history, Bruce Mansfield held the first history chair at Macquarie University from 1965 and served as Vice-Chancellor (Academic) of that university from 1976 to 1985. He Read more …

‘Australians and the First World War: Local-Global Connections and Contexts’

Congratulations to James Bennett and Kate Ariotti for the publication of this edited collection, which was launched at the Newcastle conference by Professor Stuart Macintyre. This book contributes to the global turn in First World War studies by exploring Australians’ engagements with the conflict across varied boundaries and by situating Australian voices and perspectives within Read more …