In 2018 the Australian Historical Association annual conference will be hosted by the School of History at the Australian National University. We are excited by the opportunity and look forward to welcoming you all to Canberra!
The conference theme is The Scale of History. See the call for papers for more details, including a list of conference streams.
Keynote speakers will include Clare Anderson (University of Leicester), Mark McKenna (University of Sydney), Mary D. Lewis (Harvard University), and Lynette Russell (Monash University), who will deliver the AHA Presidential Address.
This conference has received financial support from the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, for which we are grateful.
Make new friends, catch up with old friends, cheer prize winners, get acquainted with the latest research and emerging scholarship – it will be five lively days of intellectual stimulation and collegiality!
Dr Samuel Furphy
Samuel Furphy (Convenor)
Karen Downing (Event manager)
Anne-Marie Conde (National Archives of Australia)
John Connor (UNSW @ ADFA)
Louise Douglas (National Museum of Australia)
Guy Hansen (National Library of Australia)
Tristan Moss (Australian War Memorial)
Blake Singley (Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies)
(ANU unless otherwise indicated)
The Australian Historical Association (AHA) is committed to inclusivity with regard to race, class, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender expression and identity, sexual orientation, and physical abilities in terms of participation and topics discussed at itsconferences, and all other AHA activities. The AHA Executive expects all members and participants in AHA events to respect and adhere to these principles of diversity and inclusion.
Call for papers
Historians make choices about the scale of their inquiry. They set parameters for their projects – temporal, geographical, social, archival – which shape their research strategies, their potential audiences, and their interpretations and arguments.
We engage with scale in a variety of ways, including: big history, microhistory, global history, local history, deep history, planetary history, biography, emotions, digital history and big data, and document analysis.
Do you write history on a grand or intimate scale? Or both?
Join us at the 2018 AHA conference in Canberra to ponder these questions and more! We welcome paper and panel proposals on any geographical area, time period, or field of history, especially those relating to the theme of scale.
Reflecting the location of the conference in Canberra, we also invite papers on the theme History and the National Cultural Collections which promote engagement between historians and professionals in the GLAMs sector (galleries, libraries, archives, museums).
As is customary, AHA members and affiliated societies will organise various specialised streams. Details will be added to this call for papers as they become available.
Online submission of abstracts will be available in November 2017. Submissions close 28 February 2018.
The Australian Historical Association (AHA) is committed to inclusivity with regard to race, class, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender expression and identity, sexual orientation, and physical abilities in terms of participation and topics discussed at its conferences, and all other AHA activities. The AHA Executive expects all members and participants in AHA events to respect and adhere to these principles of diversity and inclusion.
We have arranged discounts with the following hotels and apartments that are within walking distance of the conference venue. For further accommodation options, check the Visit Canberra website.