Happy long weekend, be sure to find out all the interesting places that you can visit in your 25km radius!
Get your publications, call for papers, announcements and events to me (Anna) by COB Wednesday for publication on Friday.
Congratulations to Clare Corbould – her article Why is the Confederate flag so offensive? was the most read Deakin article in The Conversation over the last 12 months. The article reached an audience of more than 628,281 and 92% of the readers were from countries outside of Australia.
Well done to Steve Cooke, Donna-Lee Frieze, Andrew Singleton and Matteo Vergani who have been awarded a research grant from Gandel Philanthropy for their research project The Holocaust Knowledge and Awareness Survey in Australia (HKASA Survey).
And congratulations to Sarah Pinto! Her book Places of Reconciliation has been published by MUP.
Roy Hay has a new article in the Footy Almanac – Sports History in Australian History. Roy will also be appearing in an upcoming episode of Who do you think you are? about Denise Drysdale. The show is on SBS.
Gwyn McClelland has a new open access article in Shima, Island Studies Journal: From Pure Land to Hell: Introducing four culturally hybrid UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Gotō Archipelago. Gywn is also speaking tonight (Friday) at 7pm AEST at the Modern Japan History Workshop (Tokyo) online on the topic The Aroma of a place in the Sunshine: Breathing in Japanese history through the fiction of Endō Shūsaku. Details here.
The seminar series will be back in July.
A number of historians including CHRG members are part of a concerted push to bring attention to the funding shortfall at the National Archives with an open letter to the Prime Minister. You can see news coverage of the letter in The Australian, and on the ABC.
International Symposium on Public Health
9 November 2021
APH and CHRG are delighted to host a stellar group of academics and policy experts from across the world to discuss public health policy from historical, policy and international perspectives. Speakers will examine the place of public health care in the public imaginations of Australians, Canadians, Britons and Americans. Registrations will open soon, and more information is available here.
This week APH has a new book review by Marama Whyte about Elizabeth Becker’s new book You Don’t Belong Here.
InASA ECR Publication Subsidy Scheme
Applications for the 2021 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 address applications to Maggie Nolan, Maggie.Nolan@acu.edu.au. Applications are due by 30 June 2021.
Paul Bourke Awards for Early Career Research, Academy of Social Sciences in Australia
Four Paul Bourke Award recipients are selected each year by members of the Academy’s Panel Committees, on the basis of excellence in scholarly publication, academic prizes, presentation at leading conferences and contribution to public policy. Nominations due 31 August 2021.
Last chance for AHA Opportunities
Patrick Wolfe Early Career Researcher Conference Bursary
The second round of the Patrick Wolfe Bursary is now open. This award has generously been extended to two recipients, assisting early career researchers to participate in the AHA annual conference. The prize honours the career of Dr Patrick Wolfe (1949-2016), an eminent historian and forerunner in the field of settler colonial studies. This award is designed to extend Patrick’s legacy and support early career researchers to participate in the AHA Conference. The bursary will cover conference registration and attendance at the conference dinner. Applications due 15 June 2021 . Further information.
AHA Postgraduate Travel and Writing Conference Bursaries
The Australian Historical Association is offering four travel and writing bursaries linked to the 2021 AHA annual conference. The bursaries are intended to encourage and support emerging historians who would otherwise be unable to attend the conference. The bursary provides financial assistance as well as workshops and mentoring to turn their conference paper into a journal article.
Applications close 15 June 2021. Further information.
AHA/Honest History Conference 2021 Secondary School Teacher Scholarship
The AHA/Honest History: AHA Conference Teacher Scholarship is being offered for another year. The Scholarship supports a History teacher to attend the annual AHA Conference to promote engagement between History teachers and the broader historical community. Funding for this scheme is made possible by a generous donation from Honest History which supports balanced and honest history writing in Australia. The scholarship, valued at $400, provides financial assistance to facilitate attendance at the conference. The money is to be used towards assisting with registration costs, travel and accommodation. Applications due 15 June 2021 . Further information .
AHA History Graduates Survey
Do you have an undergraduate and/or postgraduate degree in history or related field? Then the AHA wants you to take their survey! They are hoping to capture the diverse experiences of as many history graduates as possible so please circulate the link below to your networks. The survey is open from 1 March to 30 June 2021.
Call for Paper Reminders
CFP DUE NEXT WEEK| Unfinished Business: AHA 2021
29 November – 2 December
State Library of New South Wales & UNSW Sydney
The call for proposals for the 39th AHA Conference is open. The submission date has been extended to 18 June 2021.
Pacific Histories Association Conference, University of South Pacific, Suva
17 – 20 November 2021
Individual paper proposals for the 2021 PHA Biennial conference, ‘In Their Own Words’ are now open. Given the uncertainty of the global COVID-19 situation, we are preparing to host a combined face-to-face/online conference so that those who are unable to travel to Fiji can participate. Please note that sessions will not be recorded and only papers presented in person (face-to-face or online) will be accepted. More details here.