How should we understand the connections between the transatlantic slave trade, the expansion of the British Empire, and the history of Australia? Emma Christopher explores.
Warrane, which the British called Sydney, was invaded in 1788. Rosalind Carr shows how just as polite male gallantry in the eighteenth century enabled men to enact assumed gender superiority, in a colonial context friendship and civility became a performance of assumed racial superiority.
Why have settler Australians remembered Australia’s history in a manner that erased Aboriginal presence, and dominated the ways in which its history has been remembered and forgotten?
A recent campaign against Safe Schools, an anti-LGBTI bullying program operating in Australian primary and secondary schools, has generated a remarkable, and remarkably successful, mobilisation by homophobic defenders of ‘traditional’ values.
We should develop our own ranking of History journals to provide a separate, authoritative standard for judging journal quality in History and to include the full range of History journals, rather than depending on the vagaries of selection and classification by commercial rankers.
What does a Jacobite compass in Australia tell us about ‘treacherous objects’, nationalism, material culture, and diaspora today?
Alana Piper on the importance of her research into female social networks in the criminal subcultures of urban Australia between 1860 and 1920.