Hello fellow Early Career Researchers,

We’re your representatives on the AHA Executive Committee and we’re looking forward to working with you over the next two years (2016-2018). Here’s a little bit about us and what we hope to do in our role:

Carolyn Holbrook is an Alfred Deakin Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Contemporary Histories Research Group at Deakin University, where she is writing a cultural history of Australian federalism, and convening the Australian Policy and History network. Previously, she was a post-doctoral research fellow at Monash University, working with Professor James Walter on a history of public policy making in Australia. She completed her PhD on ‘The Great War in the Australian Imagination Since 1915′ in 2013 at the University of Melbourne. Her book, Anzac: The Unauthorised Biography, was published by New South in 2014. She has previously worked as a policy adviser in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and as a food, wine and travel journalist. Carolyn is on Twitter @sigmundmarx.

Margaret (Meggie) Hutchison completed her thesis on memory making and Australia’s official war art programme in the School of History at the ANU in 2015. She is currently a Researcher on the Official Histories of Australian Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Australian Peacekeeping Operations in East Timor and an Adjunct Lecturer at UNSW Canberra.

Together we hope to represent and advance the particular interests of Early Career Researchers in history. We’ve started this blog specifically for AHA Early Career Researchers to discuss the key issues facing us all today. If you would like to join in the discussion further and share your experiences and/or seek advice, you can follow our AHA ECR Facebook Group.

If you would like to learn more about the Australian Historical Association and become a member you can visit https://www.theaha.org.au/.