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Thanks again to all of those who came the AHA Conference in Geelong a few weeks ago. And special thanks to the Conference Committee, led by Bart Ziino, and the student volunteers, who all did so much to bring the event together. The image here shows the network of (1253!) tweets across the event – collated by Stuart Palmer (@s_palm). The biggest blue dot is our very own @contemp_history!
Congratulations to Jason Gibson, who won the WK Hancock Award for his book – Ceremony Men: Making Ethnography and the Return of the Strehlow Collection (SUNY Press, 2020).
Our seminar series restarted for T2 this week with a great seminar by Emily Gallagher. Next week will Bernard Keo will be giving his paper titled (Un)Making the Malayan Nation: Peranakan Chinese Politics at the End of Empire, 1945-1957. Location details at Waurn Ponds and Burwood, as well as a link to the zoom, are available in the link above.
Donna-Lee Frieze recently returned from the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance meeting in Stockholm. Donna is the Chair of the Committee on the Holocaust, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity for 2023 and the Summary Report gives details of some the initiatives Donna implemented for the year (scroll down to the Committee’s report).
Members in the Media
Fiona Gatt made an appearance on TV this week as an expert on the SBS show – Who Do You Think You Are? in the episode featuring Dr Chris Brown. If you missed Fiona, you can catch up via SBS On Demand.
Jo Cruikshank featured in the latest episode of the podcast Law and Religion Down Under – History, Religion, and the Australian State.
David Lowe will be particpating in a Roundtable discussion at an event held by the Robert Menzies Institute – Australia’s Dilemmas: Then and Now – a forum on Australian Foreign Policy. The event will be held on the 2oth July 2022.
In conversation with Carolyn Holbrook, Joan Beaumont and Frank Bongiorno
Wed 20 Jul 2022, 6–7pm, ANU
Carolyn Holbrook, Joan Beaumont and Frank Bongiorno, will have a panel discussion, chaired by Rae Frances, on Lessons from History, edited by Carolyn Holbrook, Lyndon Megarrity and David Lowe, a collection of essays which addresses Australia’s greatest challenges. If you are going to be in Canberra you can register for the event here.
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.
The History Council of Victoria has two awards now open – the Jane Hansen Prize for History Advocacy and the Lynette Russell Prize for First Peoples’ History in School. Check out the details in the links.
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.
Lyndall Ryan Thesis Prize
The International Australian Studies Association (InASA) is calling for applications for the first biennial Lyndall Ryan Thesis Prize. This new award celebrates excellence in PhD research in the interdisciplinary field of Australian Studies. InASA is honoured to offer this $1,000 prize which Professor Ryan is generously sponsoring to support emerging scholars in Australian Studies. Applications are due by 5pm, 30 June 2022. You can find more information here.
Conferences and Call for Papers Reminders
2022 InASA Conference: It’s Time…Again
ANU and Old Parliament House, Canberra
30 November – 2 December 2022.
CFP Date Extended to 31 July 2022! The Conference committee is calling for abstracts of 150 words and a short biography of 75 words.
The theme of the conference draws its inspiration from the 50 year anniversary of the Whitlam government’s election in 1972 – an event seen by many as not merely a political turning point, but also a social and cultural awakening from a long post-war torpor. Elected on December 2 – a date which coincides with the last day of our 3-day program – Gough Whitlam’s reforming Labor government ended 23 straight years of Coalition rule. Fittingly, conference participants will enjoy a keynote address in the historic House of Representatives chamber at Old Parliament House – one of Australia’s most cherished buildings and the stage for the dramatic conclusion to that tumultuous chapter in Australian history. The conference drinks and dinner will follow the keynote address in the elegant King’s Hall, between the two chambers. You can submit your abstract here. More details about the conference including the keynote speakers, postgraduate travel bursaries and conference events will be announced shortly. You may also direct any queries to firstname.lastname@example.org