Milky Way

A huge galactic archaeology project called Galah is catching starlight to paint a picture of the galaxy's past, present and future, write Jonti Horner, Jonathan P. Marshall and Sarah Martell.

war stories

Reading Ham and Gerwarth's sombre narratives beside FitzSimons' nationalist boosting shows he really doesn't understand the Great War, writes Peter Stanley.


A 700-page book on economics was never going to be a walk in the park, but it's worth the effort, writes Christopher Sheil.

Nicholas Doumanis

The stories of Greek-Australian immigrants are in danger of being lost. We talk to a historian determined to preserve them.


Ending the silence and recovering memories of modern Aboriginal history is a prerequisite for national healing, writes Joanna Mendelssohn.

army hat

There's danger in linking your national identity too closely to your military history, write Peter Stanley and James McConnel.


Our love of history is a jealous one that seeks to control the story and license those permitted to write it, writes Christopher Kremmer.


Research on limestone formations in a remote Scottish cave has produced a unique 3000-year-long record of climatic variations that may have influenced the fall of the Roman Empire and the Viking Age of expansion.


Anzac is about remembering all our wars, including those that took place on home soil, writes Peter Stanley


Two Australian historians, including UNSW’s Scientia Professor John Gascoigne, will travel to Harvard next year to take up the prestigious Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair of Australian Studies.