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Australian Historical Association Conference

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) will host Australia’s premier event for historians on the theme of local communities in a world of global networks.

The Australian Historical Association (AHA) Annual Conference attracts experts from across the country, New Zealand and the United States.

Visiting historians will explore just how a complex mix of local and global forces have shaped and transformed modern Australia.

Topics will include:

  • A Welcoming Country? Migrant Minorities in New Zealand – Angela McCarthy (University of Otago)
  • Yuraki 65,000 years of place and memory – John Maynard (University of Newcastle)
  • Unsettled: Citizens, Migrants, and Refugees – Jordanna Bailkin (University of Washington, Seattle)
  • Will Intelligent Machines Become Human? The History of the Fetish, the Future of the Cyborg, and Necropolitics – Sylvester A. Johnson (Virginia Tech)
  • #CoalMustFall: Revisiting Newcastle’s Coal Monument in the Anthropocene – Nancy Cushing (University of Newcastle).
  • Voice, Treaty, Truth: Australia’s Unfinished Business.  What are Indigenous Australians seeking in their call for Voice, Treaty, Truth? Three young Indigenous people, Thomas Mayor (Maritime Union of Australia), Teela Reid (Lawyer) and Human Rights Advocate) and Eddie Synot (Griffith University), discuss the history and intent of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
  • Hate Speech and History Katharine Gelber (University of Queensland), Lynette Russell (Monash University), Richard Nile (James Cook University), Nicky Jones (USQ)

Members of the community are encouraged to attend. Visit for more information.

What:              Australian Historical Association Annual Conference 2019

When:             July 8-12, 2019

Where:           Various – Empire Theatres, Masonic Temple (Southern Cross Lodge) and Toowoomba Civic Centre

Submitted By:
Rhianwen Whitney,

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