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!

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

 


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.

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 SUBMISSIONS

Submissions close 28 February 2018.

You will first need to register on the abstract submission website (Currinda) and include contact details in your profile.

Full submission and presentation guidelines are under 'terms and conditions' in the abstract submission process. In summary:

  • Each presenter will have 20 minutes presentation and 10 minutes discussion time.
  • Conference registration is open to everyone, but all presenters must be members of the AHA.
  • Delegates can present only one paper across the AHA and affiliate conference streams but they may participate in a roundtable as well.
  • Papers as part of panels (three papers grouped in a single session) should be submitted by each individual presenter – you will be asked for some additional information so that we can identify your other panel presenters.
  • Proposals for roundtables should be emailed direct to the conference convenor.
  • We ask for an organisation/affiliation in your profile – if you are an independent scholar please state this.

 


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.


 

 

Online registrations for AHA2018 will open on Saturday 31 March 2018, at which time the costs for the conference dinner and additional activities such as tours will be confirmed. AHA membership purchase will be available with registration.

Early bird registrations will close on Monday 30 April 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.

 

Convenor
Samuel Furphy

Event manager
Karen Downing

Email
aha2018@anu.edu.au

Twitter
#OzHA2018

Mail
C/ School of History
Australian National University
Coombs Building (9)
9 Fellows Road
Acton ACT 2601

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