Author Archives: Managing Editor

The power of academic activism: Using knowledge for community change

Hannah Viney reviews the Australian Women’s History Network 2018 symposium ‘The Past is a Position: History, Activism and Privilege.’ Emails checked, coffee next, then ready to think activism & history @auswhn symposium at ANU pic.twitter.com/mcU1AeS3lE — Mary Tomsic (@mary_tomsic) July … Continue reading

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Because of Her, We Can: Remembering family histories, secrets, and stories

Professor Lynette Russell reflects on how this year’s NAIDOC theme connects with personal family histories. This year’s NAIDOC celebrates Indigenous women. The mothers, grandmothers, aunties, daughters, nieces: the keepers of family, and tradition. The NAIDOC week is an exhilarating and … Continue reading

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The inspirational Pearl Gibbs: Challenging norms about Aboriginal women

Dr Stephanie Gilbert commemorates this year’s NAIDOC theme – Because of Her, We Can – by examining why Pearl Gibbs’ contributions to the fight for Aboriginal rights should be remembered by all Australians. In 2018, we turn our attention in … Continue reading

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Gender, Media, and Leadership: The Case of Julia Gillard

Political scientist Linda Trimble reflects on her new book, Ms. Prime Minister: Gender, Media, and Leadership (University of Toronto Press, 2017). I started writing Ms. Prime Minister: Gender, Media, and Leadership well before Julia Gillard won the top job in Australia. Intending … Continue reading

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Q&A with Melanie Oppenheimer: An AHA early career researchers series

The Australian Historical Association‘s network of Early Career Researchers continues its Q&A interview series with Australian historians. Here, we repost their interview with Melanie Oppenheimer. Melanie Oppenheimer Professor and Chair of History, Flinders University 1. Before you were an academic, you … Continue reading

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“The Cultural Underpinnings of Misogyny”: Mary Beard’s Women & Power

Lauren Robinson reflects upon classicist Mary Beard’s popular and provocative recent work, Women & Power: A Manifesto (2017). Mary Beard, Women & Power: A Manifesto. London: Profile Books, Ltd., 2017. RRP $19.99. ISBN: 9781788160605. Renowned British classicist Mary Beard’s latest offering, Women & Power: … Continue reading

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‘She looked wild’: Infanticide and insanity in nineteenth-century Victoria

Continuing our mental health series, Georgina Rychner explores insanity in trials for infanticide in late nineteenth-century Victoria. In the late nineteenth century, a woman charged with murder in Victoria was most likely to be charged with the killing of an … Continue reading

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