Honest History update

AHA affiliate Honest History has just posted new material on a 1967 Vietnam War protest on a surfboard, the marriage equality debate and Australian progressivism, the stodgy and unimaginative program of Armistice Centenary grants, Carmen Lawrence’s 2006 book Fear and Politics and its continuing relevance, and the FBI’s harassment of Australian historian Les Jauncey. There are reviews Read more …

Contesting Australian History: Festschrift in honour of Professor Marilyn Lake

This festschrift event is in celebration of Marilyn Lake’s scholarship and teaching and her contributions to different university communities and the Australian Historical Association, and her much valued friendship and collegiality over many years. The themes of the two day event will include: international history from an Australian perspective; histories of feminism; engaging America: US Read more …

Honest History’s October Newsletter

Honest History’s E-newsletter out on 11 October announces the Honest History book (tentatively titled Honest History: Beyond Anzackery) to be published in April 2017 by NewSouth. The newsletter also includes links to new stories analysing the speeches of the director of the Australian War Memorial and showing how a Turkish general played an important role Read more …

Contesting Australian History: Festschrift in honour of Professor Marilyn Lake

Thursday 8 December to Friday 9 December 2016, Gryphon Gallery, 1888 Building , University of Melbourne This festschrift event is in celebration of Marilyn Lake’s scholarship and teaching and her contributions to different university communities and the Australian Historical Association, and her much valued friendship and collegiality over many years. The themes of the two Read more …

Private Lives, Public History

Anna Clark’s latest book Private Lives, Public History (Melbourne University Publishing) will be published on 1 February. It explores how our personal pasts intersect with broader historical questions. Drawing on interviews with Australians from five communities around the country, Clark uncovers how we think about the past in the context of our local and intimate Read more …