The Revenge of Europe’s Past?

2019 will mark the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Australasian Association for European History, which has held biennial conferences of scholars working in European History from Australia, New Zealand, and further afield internationally since 1969. Recent themes have included Europe’s entanglements with a wider world, and violence in European history. The theme for the next conference is “The Revenge of Europe’s Past?”. 

After decades of peaceful integration and the spread of liberal democracy, firstly in Southern, then in Eastern Europe, we are now witnessing a resurgence of nationalisms and right-wing populist movements, as well as a widespread rejection of neo-liberal economic policies. The conference theme invites reflections on the relationship between Europe’s past and present developments, as well as on the state of European history as a field, but contributions on all facets of modern European history are welcome.



Information on programme to follow.


View the programme here.


No accommodation has been reserved. There are some options near St. Lucia, in the Toowong area, but the 66 bus and other bus routes provide regular and quick transport from Brisbane’s South bank and the CBD.


Tuesday 16th July

Ahmet’s Turkish Restaurant, South Brisbane


  • Early Bird Rate Full  ($370.00 - includes $50.00 membership), available until 7th June
  • Full Rate  ($450.00 - includes $50.00 membership)
  • Early Bird Rate Student ($310.00 - includes $50.00 membership), available until 7th June
  • Student Rate  ($380.00 - includes $50.00 membership)
Observer (attending without presenting)
  • Observer ($380.00 - includes $50.00 membership)

Memberships Only
  • Memberships Only ($50.00)


University of Queensland, St. Lucia (Brisbane)