A quick message from Professor David Lowe, Chair of CHRG.
The CHRG newsletter resumes, so please send updates on developments of interest, knowing that readers expect a broad spectrum of different activities, to Jacqui Baker. I’m most grateful to Jacqui for assisting.
And related to this, the new CHRG website, currently in construction, will be able to showcase our work in more engaging ways than the existing one. It is being produced with support from the DVCR office. We are told that it is slightly delayed, but we should be live in early August. The site will be managed by a team of myself, Clare Corbould, Cassandra Atherton and Tony Joel, with Jacqui Baker.
In April Professor Klaus Neumann published with Inside Story “Is illiberalism the force of the future?” You can read this fascinating article here.
Dr. Geoffrey Robinson‘s article, “What is “Labor” about Labor State Governments in Australia”, has been published in the Australian Journal of Politics and History. This article has been coauthored with Rob Manwaring and is open access. You can find it here.
Congratulations to Associate Professor Tony Joel and Mathew Turner on the recent publication of their book On the take: The 1910 scandal that changed Australian football forever. It is availablefor purchase here.
Congratulations to Dr. Jason Gibson, who has had a number of works published so far this year including a book Ceremony Men: Making Ethnography and the Return of the Strehlow Collection, as well as two book chapters and a journal article.
– Jason, Gibson. (2020) “Returning Recordings of Songs That Persist: The Anmatyerr Traditions of Akiw and Anmanty.” Edited by Linda Barwick, Jenny Green, and Petronell Vaarzon-Morel. Archival Returns : Central Australia and Beyond. Sydney: Sydney University Press, 2020.
– Jason, Gibson, Shaun Angeles, and Joel Liddle. (2020) “Deciphering Arrernte Archives: The Intermingling of Textual and Living Knowledge.” Edited by Linda Barwick, Jenny Green, and Petronell Vaarzon-Morel. Archival Returns : Central Australia and Beyond. Sydney: Sydney University Press, 2020.
– Gibson, Jason. (2020) “Cultivating the Proletarian Outlook in District Seven.” Labour History, no. 118, pp. 55-81.
Dr Bart Ziino, with Anne-Marie Condé (National Archives of Australia), is guest editor of a special issue of Archives and Manuscripts, entitled ‘Engaging with war records: Archival histories and historical practice’ (July 2020). The special issue emerges from the successful 2018 CHRG-sponsored conference ‘Recording, Narrating and Archiving the First World War’. It features contributions from archivists and historians from Australia and internationally, including the eminent Michael Piggott. The publication enhances CHRG’s collective expertise and emerging strength in critical engagement with archives. It follows Associate Professor Tiffany Shellam and Dr Joanna Cruickshank’s 2017 ‘Critical Archives’ conference and Associate Professor Helen Gardner’s ground-breaking work with Museum Victoria on the making and archiving of knowledge in the Howitt and Fison archive.
Dr. Rebecca Cairns‘ article “Deimperialising Asia-related history: An Australian case study” has recently been published in Curriculum and Pedagogy. This paper explores how the traditional points of reference for framing Asia – imperialism, colonialism, cold war structures, and the nation-state – continue to play a significant role in the way Asia is positioned in senior secondary history curriculum. Using Chen’s (2010) Asia as method framework it examines the potential of deimperialisation as an intervention for disrupting dominant curricular constructions of Asia.
Roy Hay has written an engaging and comprehensive review of Heather Reid and Marion Stell’s Women in boots: Football and feminism in the 1970s for The Footy Almanac. You can read it here.