‘Across the Seas’ wins 2016 CHASS Australia Prize

Congratulations to AHA member Klaus Neumann, whose book Across the Seas: Australia’s Response to Refugees: A History has won the 2016 CHASS Australia Prize for a Book. The prize, announced on 21 October, was awarded to the Australian writer whose non-fiction book published in 2015 contributed most to Australian cultural and intellectual life. Further details.   Read more …

Global Histories of Refugees

This 3-day international conference seeks to explore all aspects of the history of the past and present plight of refugees, the global issue of our times. The United Nations has estimated that over 65 million people worldwide are displaced as a result of conflict and persecution, the highest number since the 1990s. In most recent Read more …

Armenia’s Angels

This event will reflect on Vicken Babkenian and Peter Stanley’s Armenia, Australia and the Great War (NewSouth Books) and celebrate Australian humanitarians who assisted Armenian refugees in the Middle East in 1922. The keynote address will be delivered by Tim Costello AO, Chief Executive Officer of World Vision Australia. Email humanitarian@nswact.uca.org.au by Thursday 8 September 2016 to Read more …

Child Refugees and Australian Internationalism – Past, Present, Future

Allan Martin Public Lecture 2016 with Professor Joy Damousi. The issue of child refugees is a timely, relevant and highly significant one. The treatment and experience of child refugees continues to be an ongoing concern and the focus of national and international debates. Australia has played a major role internationally in offering humanitarian assistance to Read more …

Armenia, Australia & the Great War – discount on purchases

Vicken Babkenian and Peter Stanley’s Armenia, Australia & the Great War (NewSouth) tells the powerful story of how Australian humanitarians helped the Armenian people during one of the twentieth-century’s most terrible human calamities. AHA members can receive a 20% discount when purchasing the book directly from NewSouth by using the code ARMENIA20 when ordering online Read more …

Global Histories of Refugees in the 20th and 21st Centuries

Submission deadline: Thursday 31 March 2016 7–8 October 2016, University of Melbourne, Melbourne. Throughout the twentieth century and now into the early decades of the twenty-first century, involuntary displacement of peoples has become a defining feature of the modern era. This international conference seeks to explore all aspects of the history of the past and Read more …