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There will be no newsletter next week – we hope you enjoy the long weekend of football!
Congratulations to David Lowe and Amit Sawal who have been awarded the 2022 Literati Award for Outstanding Paper in the History of Education Review for their article “Behind the white curtain”: Indian students and researchers in Australia, 1901–1950
Congratulations to David Lowe and Eric Meadows on the publication of their edited collection – Rising Power and Changing People – The Australian High Commission in India. Contributors include David, Julie Suares and Peter Edwards.
David Lowe and Tony Joel also have a chapter – The Cold War and Regions of Memory – in a new book – Regions of Memory, Transnational Formations.
This Wednesday September James Lesh will give us a seminar based on his new book – Values in Cities: Urban Heritage in Twentieth-Century Australia. If you are coming to Burwood to see James’ seminar in person, please note the change of room to F2.009. Then on the 28th September Bec Cairns and Kerri Garrard will give a seminar -“Some people think history is a vital part of our world. Others don’t care”: Analysing Australian school students’ perspectives on studying History. We will have seminars running into October – so keep an eye on your Outlook invitations and the website for all the details!
On the APH website this week, Carolyn Holbrook gives herself the task of recommending to the new federal Labor government the introduction of a widespread public education campaign about Australian democracy.
Oral History Participant Request
The Geelong Ladies Reading Circle Participants
The Geelong Ladies Reading Circle is one of the longest running reading circles in Australia. With records dating back to 1907, the Geelong Ladies Reading Circle is a significant group in Geelong’s social history. Kim barne thaliyu / Geelong Heritage Centre holds a collection of the group’s minute books and memorabilia and are currently seeking oral history contributions from past and present members. This work is being undertaken by Jacqui Baker, and you can find out more about the project here.
Late Stage HDR and Early-Mid Career Researchers AHA Survey
The AHA ECR representatives (Anna Temby, Rohan Howitt, and Ebony Nilsson) are conducting a survey to better understand the issues facing our cohort. They also would welcome contributions from late stage HDR candidates and early mid-career researchers. The survey can be completed anonymously. More info and a link to the survey can be found on the AHA ECR blog.
AHA Early Career Researcher Fellowship
The AHA Executive Committee has this week announced that applications are now open for the inaugural AHA Early Career Researcher Fellowship. The $11,000 Fellowship is funded by generous donations to the AHA’s Public Fund. The award is expected to be offered annually, and is designed to provide financial support to those who have completed their doctorate and are looking to a career in history. The year-long fellowship will support career-building publication activities, provide mentorship and facilitate attendance at the AHA annual conference. Applications are due 28 October 2022 and you can find further information here.
Allan Martin Award
The Allan Martin Award is a research fellowship intended to assist early-career historians further their research in Australian history. It is available to all early career historians (within five years of the award of their PhD degree), whether academic, professional, or public historians working in museums, war memorials and other institutions. Funding of up to $4500 is awarded every year to assist towards the expenses of a research trip – in Australia or overseas – undertaken in support of a project in Australian history. Intentions to submit are due 14 October 2022, and applications close 1 December 2022. You can find further information here.
National Museum of Australia Summer Scholars Program
The National Museum of Australia in partnership with the Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University is delighted to offer a Summer Scholars program for 2023. The scheme provides three scholarships for students who are in the third or fourth year of an undergraduate degree or undertaking early-stage postgraduate program (which includes Masters or first year of a PhD program). Applications are due 14 October 2022. You can find further information here.
The Geelong Ladies Reading Circle Exhibition
6 September, Kim barne thaliyu / Geelong Heritage Centre
This exhibition about the Geelong Ladies Reading Circle shares minute books and memorabilia from this significant group. The Geelong Ladies Reading Circle met for the first time in 1907. Throughout the 1900s, members of the Circle met monthly to discuss novels; poetry; history; essays; biographies; and travel writing. The minute books and memorabilia reveal how women’s reading practices in Geelong have changed over time. The exhibition is curated by Jacqui Baker, who spoke about the Geelong Ladies Reading Circle in a recent CHRG Seminar. Jacqui has also written about her project here.
“Scarred nations: Intrastate conflict, legacies and reconciliation / Titiro whakamuri ki anga whakamua”
Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand
16-21 April 2023
This international, multidisciplinary symposium is being organised by
- Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira
- Massey University Te Kunenga Ki Pūrehuroa
- Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage
- WHAM (War History Heritage Art and Memory) Research Network
You can find further information at their website.
Australian War Memorial Summer Vacation Scholarship Scheme
Applications are now open for the 2023 Australian War Memorial Summer Vacation Scholarship Scheme. Up to two scholarships will be awarded to history students who are undertaking postgraduate studies or are entering their Honours (fourth) year of an undergraduate course. The scholarships are also open to students enrolled in museum or public history courses. The successful scholars will be hosted at the Memorial between 16 January and 24 February 2023. The Australian War Memorial is committed to running the Summer Vacation Scholarship Scheme in 2023, providing a COVID-safe environment for visitors and staff. The health and safety of visitors, staff, and volunteers remains top priority for the Australian War Memorial. As a result, there may be unanticipated changes to arrangements at late notice. Applications are due 5pm AEDT 23 September 2022. You can find more information here.
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.
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Today is Independence Day in Papua New Guinea, marking 47 years since Papua New Guinea declared independence from Australia.
Photo by Jelilah Kum on Unsplash, with the caption: The best day of my life. Graduated with a Degree in Journalism and Public Relations at the University of Papua New Guinea.