The Australian Historical Association Conference will be held on the North Terrace campus of the University of Adelaide from 9 to 13 July 2012. This is Australia’s premier history conference and comes to Adelaide only once every decade or so and features many of the country’s leading historians. The full program for the conference is now available from the conference website.
The keynote speaker is Cambridge Professor Sir Christopher Bayly, speaking on Distant Connections: Empire, Race and Nationality in India and Australia. The conference includes a range of topical plenary panels including:
- Australian History in its Asian Contexts
- The Future of Teaching and Learning in History
- Disasters in Social and Cultural Perspective: Impact, Response, Memory
- Writing National Histories in Transnational Times
It is a large program featuring over 300 papers on a diverse range of topics. While most of the papers focus on Australian history, the conference encompasses all fields and periods of history.
The conference also includes specialist streams of history:
- The Religious History Association
- The Australian Women’s History Network
- The ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions
This promises to be an exciting conference and 2012 conference convenor, Robert Foster encourages all those interested in history to come along. You can register via the conference website.