The Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal
The Journal of the Australian Jewish Historical Society records the Jewish experience
in Australia, from 1788 to recent times. Some of the
flavour of the Journal, and its
broad scope within Australian Jewish history, may be gained by
the outlined contents of recent issues of the Journal.
The Journal was first
published in 1939.
Since 1988 the production of the journal has been shared by Victoria (November edition)
and New South Wales (June edition). In addition, from time to time, one of
AJHS Inc[NSW] or AJHS (Vic) will produce a Special Publication with exactly the
same format as the Journal, but separately paginated, and with a distinctive cover.
The Journal, and our Special Publications, are free to members of the constituent
societies of the AJHS.
Details about joining the AJHS are to be found by clicking the contact tab on the home pages of the two constituent societies:
The Writers Guide for would-be authors of articles in the AJHS Journal is downloadable
The Style Guide for would-be authors of articles in the AJHS Journal is downloadable here.
A Brief History of the Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal
At a public meeting held on August 21st, 1938 a motion was adopted calling for the establishment of the Australian Jewish Historical Society. The Society held its first general meeting on November 7, 1938, when a consitution ("Rules of the Society") was adopted and foundation committee elected. In Clause 6 of these Rules, the Committee was empowered to appoint one or more of its members as "Editor of its Journal". Thus the Journal was established on the birth of the Society, with Vol I Part 1 and Vol I Part 2 issued in 1939.
The Journal, initially known as the Australian Jewish Historical Society, Journal and Proceedings, was later renamed the Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, which is abbreviated to AJHSJ. This Journal is the archival journal for articles on Australian Jewish History.
The AJHS (Vic) was established in Melbourne in 1949 and for some years functioned as a branch of the Sydney-based society, before its incorporation as the Australian Jewish Historical Society Victoria Inc [Vic].
Since 1988 the production of the journal has been shared, with a Victorian committee responsible for the November edition, and a New South Wales Committee responsible for the June edition.
Members of the Editorial Committees are:
Victoria November Edition
New South Wales June Edition