Welcome to the CHRG newsletter. Remember, if there is something you’d like to share with the CHRG membership (publications, opportunities, conferences, EOIs, funding or other news) please send it through to Anna (firstname.lastname@example.org) by COB Wednesday.
The seminar program is filling up, so if you are interested in giving a seminar, please let Anna know. It is a great opportunity for HDR students to present their research, so if you are an HDR student or you supervise them please get in touch. We are also open to ideas for other seminar types, if there is another idea or topic you have for discussion please let us know.
Our first seminar this year will be on Wednesday 10th March, at 11am (on zoom). New CHRG member, Professor Andrew Singleton will be giving a paper called: ‘Have the Dead Stopped Talking? The Fate of the Spiritualist Church Movement in Post-War Australia’
Jacqui Baker has just had a Q&A with Emeritus Professor Jenny Hocking published. Their discussion centres around Prof. Hocking’s book The Palace Letters, and can be found on the APH website.
Symposia, Conferences and Seminars
18 – 19 February 2021 (via zoom)
Beyond Japanese Studies Symposium: Challenges, Opportunities, and COVID-19 – public audience is welcome, https://jpf.org.au/jpf/jpfmedia/UNE-JF_BeyondJapan21_symposium-PROGRAM.pdf
4 March 2021 (in person)
The PNG Study Group will be holding all day seminar ‘Australia and the Knowing of Papua New Guinea’ on Thursday 4th March 2021. The event will be held at the Burwood Corporate Centre and will feature papers from students, staff and others. If you are interested in finding out more details please contact Jon (email@example.com) or Helen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Calls for Papers
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 AHA 2021 Conference will bring together scholars from across the disciplines with a shared interest in history. The conference is open to academics, students and community members wishing to share their research and hear about the latest developments in history studies. The AHA invites papers exploring the unfinished business of history. The Uluru Statement, Black Lives Matter protests, toppled statues and the Whitlam Dismissal are just a few examples of history’s unfinished business in the contemporary world. To what extent are the questions that historians posed forty years ago still unanswered? Which areas are most in need of further historical attention? In what ways have historians intervened in and shaped contemporary debates about politics and national identity in Australia and elsewhere, and how can they continue to do so? How have historians contributed to historical silences, and how can they write and promote more inclusive historical narratives? What new historical methods and approaches have been, or should be, advanced? How have views about historical evidence changed in the last forty years, and can historians continue to expand ‘the archive’? In posing such questions, contributors are invited to consider how their own specific fields have evolved and to chart their future directions. The conference also invites reflection on other ways of doing history, less tethered to disciplinary constraints and as a result, perhaps better placed to confront the unfinished business of the past. Proposal submissions are now open for individual papers, panel sessions and roundtable discussions that explore conference themes.
Submissions due 31 May 2021.
Oral History in Troubled Times: Opportunities and Challenges, Oral History Australia Biennial Conference 2021 (CFP Extended)
14-16 October 2021, Launceston, Tasmania.
OHA’s conference theme invites you to reflect on the challenges and issues of undertaking oral history in troubling times, and to consider how oral history can illuminate the lived experience of troubling times both in the past and in our contemporary world. Through oral history recordings, we hear the intimate stories of everyday lives, and we create histories that challenge orthodoxy and speak truth to power. Oral history drills beneath the big histories of state, society, and politics. It illuminates ordinary people’s extraordinary lives and the ways in which people deal with the troubles of their lives and of our world.
Proposals are due 1 April 2021.
Book Review Editor, Labour History
The journal Labour History: a journal of labour and social history is seeking two book review editors to replace Phillip Deery and Stuart Macintyre who are standing down after the November 2021 issue. Please forward your expression of interest to Carl Power email@example.com by 1 April 2021. Full support will be given by the current book review editors to assist with the transition.
Army History Research Grants – Guidance for Applicants, Application Form and Assessment Process are available on the AAHU Website. Applications close COB 5 March 2021.
Whitlam Research Fellow, Whitlam Institute – The E.G. Whitlam Research Fellowship has been established for the purpose of promoting research in Australian politics and public policy that demonstrates the contemporary relevance of the values and policies that informed Gough Whitlam’s social democratic vision to 21st century Australia. Applications close 5 March 2021.
Laureate Postdoctoral Fellows, Centre for History and Population, UNSW – Applications are currently open for three Laureate Postdoctoral Fellows at the Laureate Centre for History & Population at UNSW. Applications close 15 March 2021.