And we are back…as a newsletter and in lockdown!
Get your publications, call for papers, announcements and events to me (Anna) by COB Wednesday for publication on Friday.
The seminar series is back. Next week we have Alexandra Roginski, Research Fellow at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation with her seminar titled Bewitching the Businessmen and other Minds: Psychological economies of self in mid-twentieth century Australia.
On Wednesday 28th July we will have David Wetherell with his seminar Britain’s Greatest Prime Minister?
And on Wednesday 4th August we have Seminar 2 in the ‘Multiple pasts and conflicted presents: History in conversation’ Series. The seminar will be a discussion with a special guest panel of Peter Edwards and Yves Rees: ‘In times of conflicted pasts and presents what is the role of the historian?’
Nico Taylor and Bernard Keo (new to Deakin) have both won Australian Academy of the Humanities Travelling Fellowships. Nico’s project is titled Cataloguing and Archiving the Atomic Photographers Guild: “The Robert Del Tredici Archiving Initiative.
Jason Gibson’s project for the Allan Martin Award was noted as Highly Commended by judges at the AGM of the Australian Historical Association.
Roy Hay has a new publication: Roy Hay (2021): ‘Scots whahae’ made Australian football ‘for guid or ill’, Soccer & Society, DOI: 10.1080/14660970.2021.1952688, 12 June 2021.
Roy also did a session on ‘Indigenous influence on football in history’, Sportsline with Blayne Treadgold, Sport FM 91.3, Perth, Western Australia, 6 July 2021 as part of their contribution to NAIDOC week.
Rebecca Cairns has published a piece on the new Australia-China Relations in Higher Education Research Network blog, marking the centenary of the Communist Party of China – Engaging historical memory as a lens to view the Communist Party of China’s 100th anniversary.
There are also reflections on the centenary from Chinese academics on the blog.
News from HDR students
History PhD candidate Deborah Lee-Talbot will present her paper ‘Framing Australia’s perceptions of Oceania: How Pacific Historians influenced the National Library of Australia’s collection process’ at the AWGSA Conference, ‘Unknowing Institutions: Decolonisation and Critical Intersection Practice’ on Friday 16 July.
Journal of Applied History Seeks Submissions
The Journal of Applied History, published by Brill, welcomes articles on a wide range of subjects using an Applied History approach. Information about the journal and how to submit an article is available here. The journal would be grateful if members of the Contemporary Histories Research Group at Deakin could share this information with other faculty, their networks, and advanced graduate students. Please direct any questions to CHRG affiliate Nathaniel Moir at firstname.lastname@example.org
International Symposium on Public Health
9 November 2021
APH and CHRG are delighted to host a stellar group of academics and policy experts from across the world to discuss public health policy from historical, policy and international perspectives. Speakers will examine the place of public health care in the public imaginations of Australians, Canadians, Britons and Americans. Registrations will open soon, and more information is available here.
Public Records Office of Victoria
Many historic records are digitised and available to view on the PROV website. Researchers can also request copies of open records not already online. With the new system about to launch, PROV will be able to publish these ad hoc copies straight to our site. But just because they can, does that mean they should? Details on the consultation are here.
Paul Bourke Awards for Early Career Research, Academy of Social Sciences in Australia
Four Paul Bourke Award recipients are selected each year by members of the Academy’s Panel Committees, on the basis of excellence in scholarly publication, academic prizes, presentation at leading conferences and contribution to public policy. Nominations due 31 August 2021.
Call for Paper Reminders
Pacific Histories Association Conference, University of South Pacific, Suva
17 – 20 November 2021
Individual paper proposals for the 2021 PHA Biennial conference, ‘In Their Own Words’ are now open. Given the uncertainty of the global COVID-19 situation, we are preparing to host a combined face-to-face/online conference so that those who are unable to travel to Fiji can participate. Please note that sessions will not be recorded and only papers presented in person (face-to-face or online) will be accepted. More details here.
“Imperialism and its agents must be destroyed”: Australian Workers and Anti-Colonialism in the Twentieth Century CFP
TBC December 2021
The Australian working-class movement has a mixed history of internationalism and solidarity, to say the least…It is to this untidy mixture of legacies that this symposium returns. Since the publication of Who are our enemies: Racism and the Australian Working Class in 1978, there has been an explosion of work mapping the contours of this troubling relationship. The ‘transnational’ turn has offered new ways of understanding how Australian workers formed part of international networks of racial exclusion and control, as well as participating in global and regional alliances to undermine these. Work has focused on how unions and working-class political parties sought-often furtively or half-heartedly-to support Indigenous Australians, either as workers or, more rarely, political subjects in their own right. This symposium takes such work as a stepping off point, and invites papers on topics such as, but not limited to: solidarity campaigns; relationships between ‘white’ workers and recent migrants; the Australian working class and international organisations; the far left and the politics of anti-colonialism; movements against wars of imperialism; colonial subjects organising in Australia. Abstracts are due 15 August 2021 and there is further information here.