Australian Historical Association Annual Conference 2018

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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!

Please explore this website for information about the conference theme, keynote speakers, registration, accommodation, and more.

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!


Conference committee

Samuel Furphy (Convenor)
Karen Downing (Event manager)

Tomoko Akami
Frank Bongiorno
Nicholas Brown
Anne-Marie Conde (National Archives of Australia)
John Connor (UNSW @ ADFA)
Louise Douglas (National Museum of Australia)
Tom Griffiths
Guy Hansen (National Library of Australia)
Benjamin Jones
Daniel May
Tristan Moss (Australian War Memorial)
Ann McGrath
Blake Singley (Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies)
Martin Thomas
Angela Woollacott

(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.

The theme for AHA2018 is 'The Scale of History'. See the full call for papers for more details, including a list of conference streams.

The draft program is now available in PDF format below.

It you are going to print it, please note that it is set up for A3 size paper.

Register Now

Registrations are now open – REGISTER

Online registrations for AHA2018 are now available. You can purchase AHA membership and tickets for the conference dinner when you register. You will also be able to choose and pay for additional activities such as tours as they are added. 

Early bird registrations will close on Monday 7 May 2018.

Registration Type Regular Earlybird
AHA member Full registration $550 $455
Day registration $290 $235
AHA member - student/concession Full registration $285 $235
Day registration $155 $125
Non-member Full registration $625 $530
Day registration $320 $265
Non-member student/concession Full registration $325 $275
Day registration $170 $140


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.


Samuel Furphy

Event manager
Karen Downing



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Australian National University
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Acton ACT 2601

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