The Australian Migration History Network promotes research and communication of histories of migration in Australia. It brings together academic, professional, community and family historians to exchange ideas, information, support and resources.

The activities of AMHN encompass interdisciplinary and intersectional approaches, and cover temporary, permanent, free and forced migration to and from Australia as well as laws, policies, and borders which effect and/or are influenced by the movement of people.

This includes, but is not limited to: Indigenous displacement, convict and indentured labour, return migration, deportation, refugees, asylum seekers, detention and internment of ‘aliens’, naturalisation and citizenship, inter-country adoption, skilled and business migration. It extends to the study of migrant settlement: identity formation, including racialization, language, ethnic community building, participation in social movements, including the labour movement, and national belonging; changing border regimes; diasporas; intergenerational and cross-cultural issues; relations between migrants and Indigenous peoples; and issues of representation, memory and commemoration. It also includes intersections with other areas of history such as histories of food, place, the body, gender, sexuality, disability, and class.

AMHN acknowledges that all migrants to Australia have arrived and continue to arrive on lands that were never ceded by Indigenous peoples.

If you would like to join AMHN, please email: amigrationhn@gmail.com. Members receive regular news about events, resources, publications and other opportunities via our email list.


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