The Australian Historical Association elected ANU Manning Clark Professor of History, Dr Angela Woollacott, as new president at their Annual General Meeting in July.
Professor Woollacott feels honoured to be able to support her discipline in this role for the next two years.Image Professor Angela Woollacott for news story.jpg
Collaboration and Methods: Behind the Scenes in Researching the Long History of Drought Assistance in Australia
Rebecca Jones, Karen Downing and Blake Singley will pull the curtain on their recent forays into an interesting mix of methods and sources that together, they hope, will add new dimensions to the long history of government drought assistance in Australia. We have begun to chart monetary assistance through financial records in official Year Books; visualise the language of legislation and newspaper commentary; and correlate these findings with firsthand accounts of drought in personal writings and oral history interviews.
CASS PhD students Emily Soper and Annemarie McLaren have been chosen to participate in a new project aimed at increasing collaboration in the humanities.
The project, Integrating the Humanities across National Boundaries, funded by the Andrew W Mellon Foundation, is designed to foster new forms of collaborative research and partnerships between universities that are part of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI). ANU participation has been led by the ANU Humanities Research Centre.Image Annemarie McLaren PhD History.jpg
Please join us for the launch of A History of Canberra by Nicholas Brown.
The book will be launched by Geoff Page.
Thursday August 7
5.45 for 6.00pm
Telephone 6295 6723 or
'A History of Canberra' opens with an anecdote concerning 19-year-old James Brown, convicted of assault and theft in Edinburgh in 1834, being assigned as a convict labourer to the owner of Lanyon. James Brown graduated to being a ticket-of-leave man in 1839, and then freedom in 1842. Generations later his descendant – the author Nicholas Brown, known as Nick – graduated with an honours degree, and later doctorate, in history at ANU. From the ancestor who got nicked, to his descendent Dr Nick – it’s a very Australian, and very Canberran, story.Image a-history-of-canberra.jpg
Kim Doyle: Archipelagos of Peace: An Oral History of Australian Peacekeeping in Bougainville, East Timor and Solomon Islands 1997–2006
In 2015 Magna Carta celebrates its 800th anniversary. It is a timely moment to look back and see how successive generations have utilised and understood the foundational document of British history.
The School congratulates Professor Peter Read and team on winning the Research and Investigation section of the National Trust Heritage Awards this year for their work on the website historyofaboriginalsydney.edu.au
The National Trust Heritage Awards 'celebrate those people who are saving our past for the future. Not only do they showcase the work being saved for future generations to enjoy, they celebrate the often painstaking work that people undertake with impeccable attention to detail'.
Like Australia, Canada is known for being big. But whereas there are extensive literatures examining how Northernness, wilderness, and frontier have shaped Canadian national identity, surprisingly little has been written expressly on its size.
The Australian War Memorial’s collection of official paintings has played an important role in articulating and perpetuating memories of the Great War for almost a century.