We trust you enjoyed the Easter break! A reminder that if you have anything to publish in the newsletter, please send it through to Anna by COB Wednesday for publication in the newsletter on Fridays.
Phillip Deery has a new publication in Inside Story: https://insidestory.org.au/how-does-one-get-used-to-it/
Phillip was also interviewed for this episode of the RN show The History Listen: The Little Sparrow – the ASIO spy inside the Communist Party.
Congratulations to Ellen Gray, who has an article published in Diplomacy and Statecraft – Blind Loyalty? The Menzies Mission to Cairo during the 1956 Suez Canal Crisis
Our Seminar Series continues next Wednesday 21st April with Anna Kent presenting her paper “Where to now? Missing pieces in the international education history.” More details here.
Congratulations to Ann Vickery and Philip Mean who will be editing The Cambridge History of Australian Poetry. Other CHRG members who will be contributing to it are Cassandra Atherton, David McCooey, and Kris Moruzi.
The CHRG is able to offer a number of scholarships in this scholarship round (due by 31 May). Please share this link with your networks.
Workers in Search of Education: Past, Present, Future Webinar
28 April 2021, 7.00-8.15pm
Labour historian Professor Verity Burgmann and union educator Max Ogden bring their collective knowledge of Australian workers’ lives to explore the myriad ways workers have sought to educate themselves outside of formal institutions of learning. They will discuss everything from radical soapbox lectures, autodidacticism and union training to global, web-based learning communities, in a free-wheeling conversation moderated by teacher-researcher Dr Alice Garner. More details here.
Military History and Heritage Victoria Zoom Presentation
‘Niche Wars: Australia in Afghanistan and Iraq, 2001-2014’
5 May 2021 – 7pm – 8pm
Professor John Blaxland will examine Australia’s experience of military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq from 2001 to 2014 (the Niche Wars). These operations saw over 40 Australian soldiers killed and hundreds wounded. But the toll since has been greater. For Afghanistan and Iraq the costs are hard to measure. See here for more details.
PhD Scholarship Available
The successful candidate to work with CHRG members David Lowe and Carolyn Holbrook and Professor Eckart Conze from Philipps University Marburg in Germany as part of a project that examines the history of national security in Australia. The project aims to determine what the concept of national security has meant to Australians since 1901, and how its meanings have changed over time. More information is available here or you can contact Carolyn.
Copyright Agency Cultural Fund Grants
Do you have ideas for projects to create opportunities for Australian writers, visual artists, journalists, editors, and picture book illustrators? Grants are available for organisations and industry stakeholders in the writing, publishing, education, and visual arts sectors. Applications are now open.
AHA History Graduates Survey
Do you have an undergraduate and/or postgraduate degree in history or related field? Then the AHA wants you to take their survey! They are hoping to capture the diverse experiences of as many history graduates as possible so please circulate the link below to your networks. The survey is open from 1 March to 30 June 2021.
National Library of Australia – Historians of Australia survey
The NLA is currently undertaking a survey of professional historians of Australia to understand the relevance of their collections to your research.
If you are a professional historian – including academics, authors, community historians, curators, researchers, students and more – you can complete the survey here.
The survey closes Monday 26 April 2021.
Call for Paper Reminders
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submissions is 30 April 2021.
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.