AHA ECR blog – Q&A with Ann McGrath

Ann McGrath, Professor of History and Director of the Australian Centre for Indigenous History at the Australian National University, is the lates subject of the ECR blog’s Q&A series. In this inspiring interview, she discusses why she writes history and who she writes it for, reflects on the changes she has observed in Australian History over her Read more …

The Art of Time Travel: Historians and their Craft

Tom Griffiths new book, The Art of Time Travel: Historians and Their Craft (Black Inc.) uses portraits of 14 historians, including Inga Clendinnen, Judith Wright, Geoffrey Blainey and Henry Reynolds, to trace how a body of work is formed out of a life-long dialogue between past evidence and present experience. He shows how our understanding Read more …

The Art of Time Travel: Historians and Their Craft

Tom Griffiths new book, The Art of Time Travel: Historians and Their Craft (Black Inc.) uses portraits of 14 historians, including Inga Clendinnen, Judith Wright, Geoffrey Blainey and Henry Reynolds, to trace how a body of work is formed out of a life-long dialogue between past evidence and present experience. He shows how our understanding Read more …

Private Lives, Public Histories

Author Anna Clark in conversation with Clare Wright. Private Lives, Public Histories explores how we reconcile the public debates over Australian history with our own personal narratives and familial understandings of history. Drawing on interviews with Australians from five communities around the country, Clark uncovers how we think about the past and the role history Read more …

What is a ‘Defining Moment’ in Australian History?

Join AHA member Michelle Arrow along with George Megalogenis, Jackie Huggins and Gideon Haigh in a forum moderated by ABC RN’s Big Ideas presenter, Paul Barclay. This is the first in a series of panel discussions in partnership with Radio National that will explore the themes of the National Museum’s Defining Moments project. This is Read more …

Historical Consciousness: A Conversation

An Australian Studies Research Network Seminar with Anna Clark, Tanya Evans and Hannah Forsyth. What does it mean to feel connected to the past? What histories do we remember and what do choose to forget? This panel discussion explores the ways we think about history in contemporary society and the ways historians try to understand Read more …

Manning Clark Centenary

This year sees the centenary of the birth of Charles Manning Hope Clark (born 3 March 1915), Professor of History at Canberra University College and later the Australian National University, from 1949 to 1974. Manning Clark’s contribution and legacy as a publicly engaged historian will be honoured in Canberra on 4 March 2015 when Nicholas Read more …