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Thanks to Matthew Ricketson for his very interesting seminar The conspiracy of silence around the ABC and its “media proprietor” – the federal government.
We have a week off next week for the mid-trimester break, and return on the 24th August with Alessandro Antonello (Flinders) for his seminar – Australia, the 1972 UN Conference on the Human Environment, and the ‘One Earth’ moment. On the 31st August we will have Nick Oates with his seminar New Deals in the Australian Territories in the Mid-Twentieth Century.
In the Media
Carolyn Holbrook has been out and about promoting her the new collection she has edited (with David Lowe and Lyndon Megarrity) Lessons from History. She appeared on RN Late Night Live, and in conversation at ANU with Frank Bongiorno and Joan Beaumont.
On the APH site this week, Chris Waters reviews Persons of Interest: An Intimate Account of Cecily and John Burton, by Pamela Burton with Meredith Edwards.
“Scarred nations: Intrastate conflict, legacies and reconciliation / Titiro whakamuri ki anga whakamua”
Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand
16-21 April 2023
This international, multidisciplinary symposium is being organised by
- Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira
- Massey University Te Kunenga Ki Pūrehuroa
- Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage
- WHAM (War History Heritage Art and Memory) Research Network
You can find further information at their website.
School History Survey: Do you know any Year 10, 11 or 12 students?
We would love to hear their views on subject selection and History as a school subject. Year 10, 11 or 12 students from all over Australia, who may or may not be studying History at school, are invited to share their views in this national survey. Feel free to pass this link on and we are very happy for students to pass it on to their friends too. https://researchsurveys.deakin.edu.au/jfe/form/SV_2aykv6JYA1yh4LY You can see more from the researchers – Rebecca Cairns and Kerri Garrard at the project Instagram page.
We are seeking applications for a PhD position in an interdisciplinary public health humanities project to commence at the start of 2023. The PhD is supported as part of an Australian Research Council Linkage Project LP210100204: “Cancer culture: understanding the historical links between research, advocacy, policy and behavioural change in Australian anti-cancer campaigns”, a collaborative project involving researchers from the University of Melbourne, Deakin University, Flinders University and Cancer Council Victoria (CCV). Expressions of interest are due by the 9 September 2022.
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.