Q&A with Lynette Russell: An AHA early career researchers series

The Australian Historical Association‘s network of Early Career Researchers has commenced a Q&A interview series with Australian historians. Here, we repost their interview with Australian Women’s History Network member Lynette Russell. Lynette Russell President, Australian Historical Association Monash Node Director of the Australian … Continue reading

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Masculinity in World War I popular culture: The case of E.T. Shorley

After the discovery of sheet music with a common lyricist published in Central Queensland around 1917, Janet Stevenson was compelled to investigate further. When a family friend passed an old and beloved folio of early-twentieth-century sheet music on to me, … Continue reading

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Narrating New Zealand’s colonial past through convict micro-histories

Kristyn Harman shares stories from her latest book about the forgotten convicts transported from New Zealand to Van Diemen’s Land. Tasmania’s world-heritage listed convict records provide extensive access to accounts of the lives of largely working-class nineteenth-century individuals. As well … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman – feminine throwback or modern feminist icon?

Following the success of the 2017 blockbuster film, Rachel Harris reviews a recent edited collection about the feminist politics of Wonder Woman. Jacob M. Held, ed. Wonder Woman and Philosophy: The Amazonian Mystique (Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell Publishers, 2017). RRP $26.95 AUD … Continue reading

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Disorderly women, broken windows and social outcasts

Alana Piper and Victoria Nagy explore the criminal careers and offending patterns of female prisoners in Victoria across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Most criminal offending by women in common-law jurisdictions during the nineteenth and early twentieth century fell into … Continue reading

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