It is finally Friday, and it’s also April Fools Day. But rest assured, there are no jokes in the newsletter today…
Don’t forget to send Anna your publications, seminars, conferences, calls for papers and other news and celebrations.
CHRG Seminar Series
This week we had Al Thomson join us from Monash to talk about his project on fathering – Being there: Indigenous Australian fathering in the twenty-first century. Next Wednesday we will have Tristan Moss join us from Griffith for his seminar How Australia justifies space: myths and rationales of Australian spaceflight. And on the 13th April, on the Wednesday before our Easter break, Joan Beaumont will join us for a seminar on Australia’s Great Depression.
Joan Beaumont’s new book, Australia’s Great Depression, was published this week.
On the APH site this week, CHRG member Helen Gardner has a book review of the book by Ian Hoskins – Australia & the Pacific: A History.
Holocaust Memorial Week 2022
CHRG members Donna Frieze and Steve Cooke have been working on a project related to the implementation of Holocaust Memorial Week 2022. The resources will be launched on 5th May at 5pm AEST by His Excellency Bernard Philip, Australian Ambassador to Sweden and head of the Australian Delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).
Supported by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills, and Employment as part of the Australian Government’s membership of the IHRA and commitment to Holocaust education, remembrance and research, the theme for 2022 is ‘The Power of Place’ and includes resources and lesson plans to support teachers and students engage with the connections between the Holocaust and Australia.
The online launch will also include an overview of the resources by Lauren Hovelroud (Kelvin Grove State College, QLD, and graduate of the Gandel Holocaust Studies Program for Australian Educators at Yad Vashem) and a discussion on creating safe and trusting learning environments when dealing with difficult histories by Dr Tebeje Molla (Deakin University). You can register your interest via https://holocaustremembrance.com.au/
Calling all people who are over 18 and own a Medicare card!
Carolyn Holbrook and David Lowe, together with colleagues Catherine Bennett and Kat Bogatyreva in the Health Faculty, are conducting research about our attitudes to Medicare & how they affect what services we access. You can win one of 4 $50 vouchers and 3 $100 vouchers by doing the survey. Thank you!
Hard Fought: Australia in the Mediterranean Theatre 1940-1945 Conference.
9 & 10 April 2022
History Guild is a not for profit supporting history education. We are keen to get more students engaged with Australian History, so we are subsidising student and ECR registrations for the Hard Fought: Australia in the Mediterranean Theatre 1940-1945 Conference.
We would love to extend this opportunity to Deakin students and ECR’s. This conference is presented by Military History & Heritage Victoria in Melbourne, on the 9th and 10th of April 2022. It will be held in person and features a conference dinner on the 9th of April. History Guild is paying 50% of the registration fee for the first 20 students / ECR’s who apply. More information and registration here.
InASA ECR Publication Subsidy Scheme
Applications for the 2022 InASA ECR Publication Subsidy Scheme can now be submitted. This publishing subsidy is designed to assist early career researchers working in Australian Studies who are publishing a monograph. Please submit application forms to A/Prof Anthea Taylor, Chair, InASA ECR Publication Scheme Committee, International Australian Studies Association (InASA): firstname.lastname@example.org Applications are due by 5pm, 1 June 2022. You can find more information here.
Lyndall Ryan Thesis Prize
The International Australian Studies Association (InASA) is calling for applications for the first biennial Lyndall Ryan Thesis Prize. This new award celebrates excellence in PhD research in the interdisciplinary field of Australian Studies. InASA is honoured to offer this $1,000 prize which Professor Ryan is generously sponsoring to support emerging scholars in Australian Studies. Applications are due by 5pm, 30 June 2022. You can find more information here.
Environmental History Meets Public Policy
22 March – 21 June 2022
A series of training webinars ending with a hybrid stakeholder debate.
Through a series of practical workshops and roundtable discussions, participants will be introduced to different policy actors and the process of policy engagement will be demystified. Channels for engagement will be explored, and researchers will leave equipped with the tools and practical skill-set to actively bridge their research and the policy community. The climax of our series is a hybrid event in Berlin, which will feature lightning talks on possible policy lessons by invited environmental historians, and a feedback debate with policy stakeholders. You can find more details here.
27 June – 1 July 2022, Deakin University, Geelong Waterfront Campus
‘Urgent Histories’, on Wadawurrung country in Geelong, Australia, invites historians to focus on the uses and usefulness of the past in pressing contemporary public debates, disputes and narratives. It welcomes histories and history-making distinctive to the local and particular through to addressing shared human conditions. The website is here.
NLA Summer Scholarships
The National Library of Australia Summer Scholarships program supports PhD students who require access to the Library’s collections to assist their postgraduate research. Summer Scholars spend six weeks at the Library, from 9 January to 17 February 2023. Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to undertake their scholarship from 17 July to 25 August 2023. Scholars receive $6000 for use as a stipend, travel and accommodation support, special access to collections and access to the Fellows room and a personal workstation. Applications are due 5pm, 26 April 2022. More information is here.
If you would like further information about the NLA Summer Scholarships you can contact Deb Lee-Talbot who is currently in Canberra as an NLA Summer Scholar.