Don’t forget to send Anna your publications, seminars, conferences, calls for papers and other news and celebrations.
Historians out and about
On 10 June Susie Protschky is giving an invited lecture at the international workshop and symposium ‘Photo-sensible: Historians, archives and the dissemination of controversial photographs in the digital age’, hosted by the EyCon Project, and held at the Musée du Quai Branly Jacques Chirac (Paris), 9-10 June 2022. The lecture is titled ‘Late starters: The post-colonial afterlives of war photographs from Indonesia and neglected histories of colonial violence’.
Yesterday James Lesh was on 3CR (Community Radio) giving an extended interview on heritage and sustainability.
A keynote speaker for the AHA Conference later this month – Simon Szreter – has a piece in the Conversation this week How Elizabethan law once protected the poor from the high cost of living – and led to unrivalled economic prosperity. Simon is one of the founders of the History and Policy group in the UK, and his book, After the Virus, is also the subject of his keynote speech at the AHA.
A new book edited by CHRG members David Lowe and Carolyn Holbrook, along with Lyndon Megarrity, is now available for order. Lessons from History will be published in July – you can pre-order here for a discounted copy. The book features contributions from a number of CHRG members, HDRs and affiliates including Jeff Hole, Carla Pscoe Leahy, Mia Martin Hobbs and Joan Beaumont.
27 June – 1 July 2022, Deakin University, Geelong Waterfront Campus
Delegates to the 2022 AHA conference to be held at Deakin University’s Geelong Waterfront campus should now have received confirmation of acceptance of their abstracts. If you have not received an email from the conference organisers, please check your Junk folder, or otherwise contact the organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org. The registration portal is now open. You can visit the conference website here.
Australia, New Zealand and China relations and the impact on education
As a research collective located across universities in Australia, New Zealand, China, and Hong Kong, we would like to invite you to participate in our online survey: Australia, New Zealand and China relations and the impact on education. The aim of this 20-minute survey is to capture the impact of the current geopolitical relations between Australia, New Zealand and China on various Education sectors. We are interested in the perspectives of teachers, lecturers, researchers, and professional staff working in schools, higher education and research institutes on how the recent geopolitical shifts have impacted your work and your work environment. We also invite you to share your views about possible future developments, challenges, and opportunities that you see emerging from the current situation. We also plan to carry out follow-up interviews, and the final question of the survey asks if you are interested in taking part.
To complete the survey, please go to: https://researchsurveys.deakin.edu.au/jfe/form/SV_3eoMt5V1uimfMI6
Ken Inglis Postgraduate Prize, Australian Historical Studies
The Prize is awarded to the best paper presented by a postgraduate student at the 2022 Australian Historical Association Conference. The winner receives a two year subscription to Australian Historical Studies and a $250 book voucher for Routledge books. Submissions are due 30 September 2022 and you can find more information here.
Presented by Public Record Office Victoria in partnership with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, the Victorian Community History Awards are held annually to celebrate the people involved in community history projects who are dedicated to telling local stories which help all Victorians to better understand their past. There are 11 award categories, including Victorian Premier’s History Award, History Publication Award and History Article Award. Applications are due 5pm, 8 July 2022. You can find more details 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.
Conferences and Call for Papers Reminders
‘United Nations and Korean War (1950-53): Politics, War and Peace’ Conference
21-24 October 2022
The aim of this (on-site) conference is to explore the involvement of the United Nations for ‘the Forgotten War’ through the various case studies of individuals, groups, or nations. The theme can be analysed in a multidisciplinary approach of history, politics, anthropology, sociology, war strategy, human movement, medicine, refugee, POWs, Busan studies, unification policy, education, and human rights. Abstracts are due 14 June 2022. You can find more information here.
2022 InASA Conference: It’s Time…Again
ANU and Old Parliament House, Canberra
30 November – 2 December 2022.
The Conference committee is calling for abstracts of 150 words and a short biography of 75 words by 30 June 2022.
The theme of the conference draws its inspiration from the 50 year anniversary of the Whitlam government’s election in 1972 – an event seen by many as not merely a political turning point, but also a social and cultural awakening from a long post-war torpor. Elected on December 2 – a date which coincides with the last day of our 3-day program – Gough Whitlam’s reforming Labor government ended 23 straight years of Coalition rule. Fittingly, conference participants will enjoy a keynote address in the historic House of Representatives chamber at Old Parliament House – one of Australia’s most cherished buildings and the stage for the dramatic conclusion to that tumultuous chapter in Australian history. The conference drinks and dinner will follow the keynote address in the elegant King’s Hall, between the two chambers. You can submit your abstract here. More details about the conference including the keynote speakers, postgraduate travel bursaries and conference events will be announced shortly. You may also direct any queries to email@example.com