Lynette Russell is the current president of the Australian Historical Association and will deliver her presidential address at the 2018 conference. She is Professor of Indigenous Studies at Monash University and Director of the Monash Indigenous Studies Centre. She has authored or edited 15 books, and numerous journal collections in the areas of theory, Indigenous histories, post-colonialism and representations of race, museum studies and popular culture. She is the only Australian scholar to be elected to both the Royal Historical Society (London) and the Royal Anthropological Institute (London). Russell is a chief investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage, an interdisciplinary project that is expanding knowledge of Australia’s environmental and human history prior to European arrival.