Conference : The Australian Historical Association

Conference : The Australian Historical Association


8-12 July, 2013

Thanks to the initiative of Josip Matesic, the Religious History Association will be well represented at the annual (previously the regional) meeting of the Australian Historical Association.

The leading paper will be presented by Wayne Hudson.  Wayne Hudson is Professor of History and Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Advanced Studies in Humanities at Griffith University.

For information and registration, go to the 2013 Annual Conference of the AHA website:

The AHA conference is 8-12 July, and the religious history panels will run 9-10 July.     

Presenters, title of their presentation and the dates on which they will present are as follows:

Tuesday, 9th July
Wayne Hudson, ‘Australian Religious Thought’
Robert Withycombe, ‘Challenges of Canberra’s Rapid Population Influx in the 1960s’
Elizabeth Miller, ‘The New International Version: Pentecostal Churches in Australia and Beyond’
Doris LeRoy, ‘F.E.M. – Anglican Priest and Social Activist’
Margaret McLeod, ‘The Larrikin Pastor: Presbyterian Minister Hector Harrison’
Timothy Jones, ‘Mary Whitehouse, Censorship, and the Australian Christian Right’

Wednesday, 10th July
Robert Hogg, ‘The Significance of Religion on the Frontier’
Josip Matesic, ‘Charon Rides Again! Early Australian Colonial Cremation Legalisation Debates, 1886-1891′
Laura Rademaker, ”Only cuppa tea Christians’: Aboriginal Authenticity, Conversion and Language, 1943-1973′

Please direct inquiries to the organiser:

Josip Matesic
PhD Candidate (History)
School of History and Politics
Faculty of Arts
University of Wollongong
Email: [email protected]