Congratulations to Benjamin Wilkie, winner of the Local History Small Publication Award for Gariwerd: An Environmental History of the Grampians (CSIRO, 2020). Congratulations also to those AHA members who received commendations, including Sue Silberberg, James Lesh, Jacqui Durrant, Sophie Couchman, Janice Newton, Michael Taffe, and Marjorie Theobald.
Congratulations to those AHA members awarded 2021 National Library of Australia Fellowships, including André Brett, Melanie Oppenheimer, Russell McGregor, and Kate Fullagar.
Congratulations to those AHA members awarded 2021 State Library of NSW Fellowships, including Alexandra Roginski.
Congratulations to those AHA members awarded 2020-21 Army History Research Grants, including Martin Crotty and Kate Ariotti.
Congratulations to Noah Riseman and Shirleene Robinson for the publication of Pride in Defence: The Australian Military and LGBTI Service since 1945 (MUP, 2020). Drawing on over 140 interviews and previously unexamined documents, Pride in Defence charts the changing policies and practices of the ADF, illuminating experiences of LGBTI members in what was often a hostile institution.
Congratulations to Amanda Laugesen for the publication of Rooted: An Australian history of bad language (NewSouth Books, 2020). Revealing the fundamental tensions, conflicts, preoccupations and anxieties that have shaped our past and continue to shape our present, this book argues the story of bad language is a story about what it means to be Australian.
Congratulations to Katharine Massam for the publication of A Bridge Between: Spanish Benedictine Missionary Women in Australia (ANU Press, 2020). This is the first account of the Benedictine women who worked at New Norcia and the first book-length exploration of twentieth-century life in the Western Australian mission town.
Congratulations to John Dargavel and Ben Wilkie (editors) and all authors for the publication of Restoring Forests in Times of Contagion (Australian and New Zealand Environmental History Network, 2020). Featuring essays from current and former AHA members, this collection of essays celebrates the 400th anniversary of the birth of John Evelyn, author of Sylva, the first modern book on forestry, and contains essays on Evelyn, forests, and forestry in Australia and across the globe.