Author Archives: Managing Editor

‘With daggers in her bonnet’: The Australian hatpin panic of 1912

Anna Temby explores the fears aroused by that lethal item of female headwear – the hatpin – in federation Australia. In the early twentieth century, hatpins replaced the corset as the deadliest item of women’s fashion. Bonnet-style hats, fastened under … Continue reading

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Bringing a baby to a conference: The Australian Historical Association edition

Laura Rademaker reflects on the challenges of bringing a young baby to an academic conference which offers no childcare. This year, I took a four-month-old baby to the annual Australian Historical Association Conference (AHA). The conference was excellent. Bringing a … Continue reading

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From puritanical wowser to passionate reformer: The re-making of Australia’s first-wave feminists

VIDA blog’s Australian Women Writers Challenge book reviews continue with Marian Lorrison’s analysis of another Australian women’s history classic. Susan Magarey, Passions of the First Wave Feminists (Sydney: University of NSW Press, 2001), ISBN 0-86840-780-1 (paperback). I have long been a fan of … Continue reading

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Fashioning a woman’s place: The creation of an inclusive Australian history

VIDA blog’s Australian Women Writers Challenge book reviews continue with Deb Lee-Talbot’s analysis of an Australian women’s history classic. Patricia Grimshaw, Marilyn Lake, Ann McGrath, and Marian Quartly, Creating A Nation: 1788-1990 (Ringwood: Penguin, 1994), ISBN 0-14-025905-8 (paperback). As an optimistic bibliophile, … Continue reading

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Q&A with Ann McGrath: 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 Ann McGrath. Ann McGrath Professor of History and Director of the … Continue reading

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VIDA blog: Postgraduate Editorial Assistantship

VIDA: Blog of the Australian Women’s History Network invites applications from Australasian postgraduate students for an exciting new initiative: postgraduate editorial assistants. To celebrate the one-year anniversary of VIDA blog in July 2017, we are seeking up to two postgraduate editorial assistants to … Continue reading

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