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Australian Historical Association 36th Annual Conference


Welcome to the website for the 2017 Australian Historical Association Conference, to be held at the University of Newcastle between 3 and 7 July 2017, hosted by UON’s School of Humanities and Social Science. 

The theme of the conference is “Entangled Histories”. It reflects the increasing move away from narrowly defined ‘national’ histories towards an understanding of History as an interlinked whole where identities and places are the products of mobilities and connections. We welcome submissions that consider the value of entangled frameworks for analysis from all historical periods, themes and research areas, but as is customary with Australian Historical Association conferences, the theme will be interpreted broadly. Keynote speakers and plenary panels will concentrate closely on the theme but other papers and panel proposals loosely addressing the theme are also welcomed.

Planning for the conference is well under way, and prominent national and international keynote speakers and panelists have been secured, including Professor Dane Kennedy from George Washington University, and Professor Christina Twomey from Monash University. 

The conference will also include streams from affiliated associations such as the Australian Women’s History Network; the Australian and New Zealand Environmental History Network; the Religious History Association; and Oral History Australia and the National Oral History Association of New Zealand. 

Further details will be provided as conference planning proceeds.

We look forward to your involvement!

Professor Philip Dwyer
Conference Convenor