School of Education

AHA 2016 conference

AHA 2016: From Boom to Bust is convened by the Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History (CRCAH) at Federation University Australia.

Conference dates: 4-9 July 2016

The conference will be held in central Ballarat, at FedUni's SMB and Camp St campuses, and at the Ballarat Mechanics' Institute. Please refer to this overview map of the key conference venues (png; 206kB).

Opening events will take place on the evening of Monday 4 July, and the conference will run until Friday 8 July. Goldfields site visits and ancillary events are scheduled for Saturday 9 July.

Conference programme (pdf, 2MB)

General conference information (pdf, 2MB)

Conference plenaries, panel sessions and abstracts (pdf, 2.7MB)

Conference themes include:

  • Frontier encounters and challenging colonial legacies
  • Urban and regional histories
  • Industrial heritage, cultural landscapes and historic urban landscapes
  • Minerals and mining, from gold seeking to the end of the second long boom
  • Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) sector, history and cultural heritage
  • Labour and economic histories
  • Environmental histories
  • Oral histories, public histories, genealogical and migration stories

This AHA conference will also:

  • bring together postgraduate, early career and established researchers;
  • bring together those working in the GLAM sector with academics;
  • group three or four papers and a chair

The call for papers has now closed.

Affiliated conferences and special strands

A number of themed strands and affiliated conferences are planned for the AHA 2016 conference. Presenters at affiliate streams must be members of the affiliate organisation, and take out ordinary registration for the AHA conference. The call for papers for all affiliate conferences and special strands has now closed.


Email: tel: +61 3 5327 9599

Image: Jane Brown, Mining Machinery, Line of Lode Miners Memorial Complex, Broken Hill, 2014, from the series The Sievers Project, hand printed and toned, silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper.
Courtesy of the artist and Stills Gallery, Sydney.