We send a warm welcome to our new member Nico Taylor. N.A.J. Taylor is an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Deakin University, and an Australian Defence Force Academy Visiting Fellow at The University of New South Wales.
Nico’s current project approaches the Australian nuclear fuel cycle as future cultural and environmental heritage. In development are two sole-authored manuscripts that investigate the problem of nuclear harm at posthuman scales and through visual cultures, respectively. He has co-authored one book, Athens Dialogue on a Middle East WMD-free zone (European Public Law Organisation, 2013), and co-edited five major collections: “Re-imagining Hiroshima” (Critical Military Studies, 2015), “Internal Relations” (Borderlands: Culture, Politics, Law and Earth, 2017), Reimagining Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Routledge, 2017), “Reimagining Maralinga” (Unlikely: Journal for Creative Arts, 2018), and Jahnne Pasco-White: Kin (Art Ink and Unlikely, 2021).
Prior to joining Deakin, he taught for more than thirteen years across the broad interdisciplinary field of the Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences, in departments as diverse as business and earth sciences, law and ethics, and indigenous and international studies. His first major contribution to environmental theory and practice was recognised in 2007, when UniSuper—Australia’s university pension scheme—awarded him the inaugural prize for ethical and responsible investment research. He has since held research, honorary and visiting appointments at Bard College, Sciences Po, Linköping University, The University of British Columbia, La Trobe University, Roskilde University, Whitman College, The University of Queensland, and The New School, where he was an Australia Awards fellow. For more information on his current and past projects: www.nuclearhumanities.org.
Thanks to everyone who came along to our first Seminar this week with Prof. Andrew Singleton. Next Wednesday is Dr David Wetherell at 11am.
The seminars for March are:
Wednesday March 17th | Dr David Wetherell: Robert Banks Jenkinson and family
Wednesday March 24th | Professor Andrew Vandenberg: The Historical Construction of Bali’s Security Groups
Wednesday March 31st | Linda Wells: Pushing the boundaries of Australian history writing through a creative, post-colonial telling of the story of the Bungalow Alice Springs, 1914 – 1929.
Book Proposals, Skills for New Historians Seminar
30 March 2021, 3-5pm AEDT via Zoom
The second seminar in the Skills for New Historians seminar series on the Book Proposal. Just how do you write one? What are publishers looking for? How do you choose the best publisher for your work? This upcoming seminar will feature a panel of three speakers immensely qualified to address these questions and more: Professor Melanie Oppenheimer, Dr Nathan Hollier, and Dr James Keating. Register via email@example.com by 29 March 2021.
Upcoming Geelong UNESCO Design Week Events, March 19-28 2021 –
Geelong and Region Branch of the National Trust (GRBNT)
An Online Livestreamed Session James Harrison (1863 – 1893) Inventor – Editor – Entrepreneur
Harrison’s fascinating story includes his professional life as the founding Editor of the Geelong Advertiser in 1840 and his journeys to England pursuing development of his refrigeration inventions. He was a community leader, an 1850s Town Councillor, politician, philanthropist and advocate for Geelong. Local admirers will take you on some of his life’s journey. Discover his local and world-changing influences. When – March 19 2021 at 7 pm, online. Tickets ($6) at Trybooking https://www.trybooking.com/BMYIK
An Exhibition – James Harrison’s Momentous Achievements – models, medals, memorabilia
Patents and models of refrigeration machinery invented by this untrained draughtsman, engineer and visionary will be displayed, with nationally-significant family memorabilia and a Timeline of Harrison’s life. Much of the display is on loan from his descendants for just one week, as is a model from Scienceworks. On March 20 and 21, 2021; then March 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28. Attendance numbers at the Exhibition will be subject to COVID restrictions applying at the time. Barwon Grange (National Trust property), 25 Fernleigh St, Newtown, Geelong. Tickets for timed entry are $6 at Trybooking https://www.trybooking.com/BMZPQ
Information on the full Geelong UNESCO Design Week Program is here.
Carla Pascoe Leahy has also recently had an article published in the International Journal of Heritage studies.
Carla Pascoe Leahy, ‘Maternal heritage: remembering mothering and motherhood through material culture’, International Journal of Heritage Studies (2021), DOI:10.1080/13527258.2021.1893792.
Roy Hay has had a piece published in the Footy Almanac – Almanac (Local) History: Just across the bay – a history of the Portarlington football, netball and cricket clubs.
The inaugural Faculty DECRA Track Fellowship is now advertised on both the Deakin Careers page and Seek.com. The intention is that the successful candidate will be strongly aligned to a Cluster/Network, and develop significant research in that space. Applications for this position close on 14 March 2021.
Call for Papers
MHJ Call for Abstracts
“(Dis)junctures” Volume 48 (2021)
The MHJ is extending its Call for Abstracts for its 2021 volume “(Dis)junctures”.
Published since 1961, Melbourne Historical Journal (MHJ) is a refereed journal for the publication of Australian, Aotearoa/New Zealand and Pacific graduate and early career researcher work in history. It is open to new approaches and aims to present original graduate work to a wide and responsive readership. Based in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne, the MHJ is published by a volunteer collective of graduate and early career scholars.
The MHJ is calling for papers that explore the theme “(Dis)junctures” for its 2021 issue. These may address, but should not be limited to:
· Crises, conflict, and ruptures
· Change and perceptions of change
· New methods/approaches (e.g. material culture/non-textual sources, affect, new materialism, history and the Anthropocene) and debates
· The possibilities and tensions created by interdisciplinary approaches
· Challenges and opportunities of changed circumstances for individuals, communities, national and transnational connections
· Forming and reforming relationships and senses of self
· Between History and lived experience, dominant narrative and personal remembrance or alternative archives
· Convergences and divergences between ways of thinking, knowing, and acting
The MHJ is also calling for contributions which offer different approaches to examining and relating to the past, and innovative ways to present historical research. These could include reflections, thematic or review essays, interviews or conversations, primary source translations and commentaries, creative responses, and contributions which incorporate visual art.
Abstracts of 250-500 words are due Friday 9 April, 2021. Please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions are now open for the November 2021 issue of the Provenance journal.
Provenance invites contributions on any subject. To be eligible for publication, articles must have been researched using original records held by Public Record Office Victoria or contain research that promotes a better understanding of the collection. You can submit an article to be peer-reviewed by experts in the field, or a general paper based on your research findings or research journey. Submissions are encouraged from students, emerging scholars, community-based and family researchers, academics, and professional historians. If you’re interested in submitting to Provenance, or have any questions, please contact the editor at email@example.com. The deadline for submissions is 30 April 2021.
Call for submissions, Studies in Oral History journal
Studies in Oral History, the journal of Oral History Australia, has a special themed issue in 2021 focusing on oral history, place and environment. The Editors are seeking project reports of 1000-1500 words and exhibition or website reviews of 800 words that relate to the themes of the special issue. Please contact Carla Pascoe Leahy firstname.lastname@example.org and Skye Krichauff email@example.com with your ideas.
Call For Paper Reminders
United Nations and Korean War (1950-1953): Politics, War and Peace
21-24 October 2021
The Institute for Korean Unification (IKU), Pusan National University is hosting an international conference on the United Nations and the Korean War. This conference is to explore the involvement of the United Nations for ‘the Forgotten War.’ 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. The conference will be an onsite conference even though the condition could be changed to a zoom conference. The proposal deadline is 21 May 2021.
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. 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.
Proposals are due 1 April 2021.
Australasian Association for European History Biennial Conference 2021
5-7 July 2021 (Online)
The AAEH welcomes twenty-minute papers on any aspect of modern European history. Proposals due 15 March 2021.
Applications for the 2022 NLA Fellowships program are now open. Apply now for the opportunity to undertake a 12-week residency at the National Library – applications close 26 April 2021.
NAA-AHA Scholarships Applications
National Archives of Australia-Australian Historical Association scholarships assist talented postgraduate scholars with the cost of copying records held in the Archives. Students enrolled in a Masters or PhD degree in history are invited to apply. Four scholarships will be awarded. Applications close 5pm 31 March 2021.
Australian Academy of Humanities
Applications for the 2021 round of Humanities Travelling Fellowships, Publication Subsidy Scheme, the John Mulvaney Fellowship, and the Crawford Medal, are open. Application guidelines, eligibility requirements and FAQs are now available to view on the home page for each scheme.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 April 2021. Full support will be given by the current book review editors to assist with the transition.
Postdoctoral research fellowship
These support the full-time research of rising scholars who have recently earned a PhD of a Korea-related topic at a European university or research organisation. Two fellowships are available, providing stipend support for one year.
Closing date: 20 Apr 21 (Forecast)
Toi tipu Toi rea – emerging Māori artist grant
Creative New Zealand – Arts Council of New Zealand | Toi Aotearoa
This supports Māori artists or practitioners, at an early stage of their career, in undertaking an arts project.
Closing date: 23 Apr 21 (Forecast)