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Challenging histories

29 JULY 2019 11:51 AM / 3 COMMENTS

…by Francesca Beddie Whatever comes the way of the professional historian it’s important to stick to your principles. This was a recurring message during a forum, Challenging Histories, organised by PHA Victoria and Tasmania and held on 27 July at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in Hobart. The event was made particularly special by Julie [...]

Local Communities, Global Networks, AHA 2019 Conference, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba

21 JULY 2019 9:08 PM / 3 COMMENTS

by Patricia Curthoys... Your experience of large, multi-stream conferences can only ever be partial and peculiar to you. What follows was my experience of the 2019 AHA Conference, which  began with the Green Stream (Australian and New Zealand Environment History Network) Keynote, #CoalMustFall: Revisiting Newcastle’s Coal Monument in the Anthropocene, given [...]

The end of the war

9 NOVEMBER 2018 5:14 PM / 0 COMMENTS

  by Francesca Beddie... As we approach the finale of the centenary of WWI, an organisation set up in 2013 to promote a balanced consideration of Australian history celebrated its fifth anniversary. The Honest History symposium attracted some big names: Paul Daley, journalist and writer; Clare Wright, historian Michael Cooney CEO of [...]

Creating a wartime record

16 JULY 2018 6:58 PM / 2 COMMENTS

  ... Ian Willis reports on the First World War Studies 2018 Conference Deakin University in Melbourne was the venue for a conference that examined the ‘Recording, Narrating and Archiving the First World War’ for the International Society for First World War Studies. This was the first time this interdisciplinary conference has been held [...]

PHA NSW/ACT at the Australian Historical Association Conference

2 JULY 2018 2:49 PM / 0 COMMENTS

Historians from all over Australia and beyond are in Canberra this week for the annual Australian Historical Association conference. Hosted by the Australian National University, the theme of this year’s conference is ‘the scale of history’. This year organisers had to close conference registrations nearly two weeks before the start of [...]