20 May 2008

ONLINE JOURNAL NEWS - Australian Humanities Review - Change of web address and editorial team

Australian Humanities Review is Australia's oldest and most prestigious online humanities journal. In 2008 it moved to a new website, and will be edited and produced with the support of the School of Humanities at The Australian National University. It provides a forum for writing across humanities disciplines about all aspects of social, cultural and political life, primarily (but not exclusively) with reference to Australia. It aims to present new and challenging debates in the contemporary humanities to an international readership inside and outside academia. The latest issue can be found online at http://www.australianhumanitiesreview.org

Note that the entire AHR archive is available on the new site.

AHR has also moved to new editors, Monique Rooney and Russell Smith, in the School of Humanities at the Australian National University. Liz McMahon, who edited the journal from 1997-2007, and who deserves a large measure of the credit for the journal’s success, has moved on to the editorship of Southerly.

Our first issue as the new editors – AHR 44 – is now online: a special issue on ‘the idea of South’ and its role in Australians’ sense of their place in the world, featuring essays by Shino Konishi, Kevin Murray, Stephen Muecke, Raewyn Connell and Margaret Jolly. The new issue also features book reviews and the Eco-Humanities Corner, with essays by Emily Potter and Paul Starr, and the late Val Plumwood.

We welcome submissions for future issues of AHR, but in the first instance only in the form of 250-word abstracts. Further information about submissions is available at http://www.australianhumanitiesreview.org/help.html#policy or feel free to contact the editors at ahr@anu.edu.au

Monique Rooney and Russell Smith