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Next week our seminar (24th August) will be with Alessandro Antonello (Flinders) for his seminar – Australia, the 1972 UN Conference on the Human Environment, and the ‘One Earth’ moment. On the 31st August we will have Nick Oates with his seminar New Deals in the Australian Territories in the Mid-Twentieth Century.
Klaus Neumann has a new publication – “‘I feel like Sophie Scholl’: the (mis)appropriation of icons of anti-Nazi resistance in contemporary Germany”, Patterns of Prejudice, vol. 55, no. 5 (2021 [publication date: 16 August 2022]), pp. 407-435. If you’re interested in an electronic copy, please get in touch with Klaus.
On the APH site this week, the speech by Emeritus Professor Graeme Davison at the Melbourne launch of The Work of History: Writing for Stuart Macintyre has been published.
HCV Book Club
7pm, 25 August
Lessons from History is written with the conviction that we must see the world, and confront its many challenges, with an understanding of what has gone before. For this event, contributors Graeme Davison and Carla Pascoe Leahy with Editor David Lowe in conversation with Michelle Rayner reflect on the biggest challenges that face Australia and the world and shows how the past provides context and insight that can guide us today and tomorrow. You can book for this free event 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.
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.
Oral History Participant Request
The Geelong Ladies Reading Circle Particpants
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.
“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.
We are seeking applications for a PhD position in an interdisciplinary public health humanities project to commence at the start of 2023. The PhD is supported as part of an Australian Research Council Linkage Project LP210100204: “Cancer culture: understanding the historical links between research, advocacy, policy and behavioural change in Australian anti-cancer campaigns”, a collaborative project involving researchers from the University of Melbourne, Deakin University, Flinders University and Cancer Council Victoria (CCV). Expressions of interest are due by the 9 September 2022.
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.