Don’t forget to send Anna your publications, seminars, conferences, calls for papers and other news and celebrations for publication in the newsletter (now published fortnightly on a Monday).
This week’s seminar will be given by Alexia Moncrieff (University of Leeds) and Bart Ziino – Revisiting Experiences of War: Negotiating personal experience and public disclosure in Australia after the Great War. Next week Liam Detering will give a seminar titled The Value of International Education as Public Diplomacy in Australia: An India-Indonesia Comparative Analysis.
And don’t forget that you can catch up with some our previous seminars in podcast form – now on Spotify!
ARC Future Fellowship
Huge congratulations to Helen Young, who has been awarded an ARC Future Fellowship. Helen’s project is called the The politics of medievalism: persuasive narratives. This project aims to understand how narratives about the medieval past help form identities and spread ideologies in the present, across the political spectrum, time and national borders. It aims to generate new knowledge about medievalism and its persuasive power.
It will shed new light on extremist exploitation of popular culture using an innovative interdisciplinary approach, digital analysis, and engaged partnerships.
This research will enhance capacity to identify extremist messaging and create new grassroots programs promoting political tolerance and resilience to extremist propaganda and far-Right ideology, generating social and cultural benefit by strengthening Australian security, social cohesion and national values. We are excited to see where Helen takes this research!
Congratulations to our latest CCH Grant recipients – Liam Detering has received an ECR/HDR Development Grant to support and extend his overseas field work. And Deb Lee-Talbot has received an ECR/HDR Development Grant to support her attendance as the Australian Society of Archives conference.
The Conversation Talk
7 September 2023
Deakin University Arts and Education Faculty academic staff are invited to attend a one-hour session on September 7 at noon to learn how and why to write for The Conversation. The Conversation Australia attracts 20 million unique reads worldwide each month through its Creative Commons republications in outlets that include the ABC, IFL Science, Channel News Asia, Apple News and many more.
Register your attendance via Deakin’s media training page here.
In this session, The Conversation Executive Editor Liz Mnchin will cover:
* the benefits of writing for The Conversation
* what sort of ideas the editors are seeking
* how to pitch an idea
* how editors decide what pitches to accept
* what happens if you get accepted / rejected
* how to write for The Conversation’s non-academic readership
* a Q+A
Come and learn how to make The Conversation work for you.
Don’t forget that CCH has a number of grants available for staff and HDR students. These include Grant Application Support, ECR (including HDR) Development and Seed Funding Activities. For more information on which grant might be right for your circumstances check out this flowchart or get in touch with Anna.
News from Members
Dr Fiona Gatt has begun a term of Historian-in-Residence at the Royal Historical Society of Victoria. In her project – The forgotten class? Shopkeepers of nineteenth-century Melbourne – Fiona will investigate the role of shopkeepers in nineteenth-century Melbourne. The project will focus on three diverse suburbs – genteel Malvern, inner urban North Melbourne and industrial Footscray. Further information can be found here.
AHA Early Career Researcher Fellowship
The AHA Early Career Researcher Fellowship is an award expected to be offered annually designed to support career-building publication activities, and attendance at the AHA annual conference in the year of the award. The $11,000 Fellowship is funded by donations to the AHA’s Public Fund, which supports the creation, publication, dissemination and discussion of historical literature in Australia. Applications are due 27 October 2023 – see here for more details.
Queensland Memory Awards
The Queensland Memory Awards aim to recognise outstanding contributions made to advance our understanding of Queensland’s history and heritage. There are a number of fellowships available as part of the Awards. You can find our more information here.
Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
Applications are now open for the 2024 Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship scheme, closing at 11:55pm (AEST) on Wednesday 30 August 2023. Applicants are to read the 2024 Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Guidelines, Instructions and Conditions of Award prior to commencing the application process. Applicants must ensure that their proposed supervisor has agreed to host their Fellowship prior to submitting their application. This year there will be 20 ADPRFs available for applications across all disciplines.
Science and Society Network
Applications for the 2024 round of the Interdisciplinary Incubator Grant are now open. Applicants can apply for up to AUD$12,500 per project. SSN are calling for proposals from Deakin University early and mid-career academic researchers (EMCARs) that involve collaboration between researchers in STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and the HASS disciplines (humanities and social sciences). You can find out more information here.
Call for Papers
European Association for Urban History (EAUH) Conference 2024: “Cities at the Boundaries”
University of Ostrava
4-7 September 2024
Main Session 3: Interrogating Historical Value: A Place for People and the Past in Urban Heritage Conservation
Deadline for proposals: 30 September 2023
How might urban historians push the boundaries of heritage conservation in cities across the world? Our purpose is to interweave history and heritage, both conceptually and practically, to address the enduring failure of conservation to centre historical, social and community perspectives.
All paper proposals (max. 300 words) must be submitted by 30 September 2023. Please follow the guidelines for paper submission published on the EAUH website. Submissions should include a short bio. Please mark the paper for Session M3. For further details, please contact the session organisers: James Lesh, Deakin University (email@example.com), Rebecca Madgin, University of Glasgow (Rebecca.Madgin@glasgow.ac.uk), Tanja Vahtikari, Tampere University (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Opening ceremony of the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane. In this photo Matilda is seen as it goes around the stadium, winking to the crowd.