Welcome to the CHRG newsletter. Remember, if there is something you’d like to share with the CHRG membership (publications, opportunities, conferences, EOIs, funding or other news) please send it through to Anna (firstname.lastname@example.org) by COB Wednesday.
The seminar program is filling up, so if you are interested in giving a seminar, please let Anna know. It is a great opportunity for HDR students to present their research, so if you are an HDR student or you supervise them please get in touch. We are also open to ideas for other seminar types, if there is another idea or topic you have for discussion please let us know.
Our March seminars are all booked in with Prof. Andrew Singleton, Dr David Wetherell, Prof. Andrew Vandenberg and Linda Wells all presenting (yes, there are five Wednesdays in March!)
Symposia, Conferences and Seminars
25 February 2021, 12.00pm-3.00pm (online)
The Western Australian Legacies of British Slavery project, in collaboration with the National Centre for Biography, presents a series of online seminars around the theme of Writing Slavery into Australian History. These seminars aim to explore the life stories of Australian colonists and their networks, and to produce new sources and methods for writing biographies that include slavery. Registrations for the zoom event are here.
The International Conference on World War II (online)
After a donation from the presenting sponsor Pritzker Military Museum and Library, the March 5–6, 2021, International Conference on World War II is now 100% virtual and completely free of charge.
This exclusive, one-time-only, free, virtual program will continue the tradition of bringing robust educational sessions from world-renowned speakers to our audience, this time in an easily accessible, online format. These sessions will be streamed live and recorded sessions will be available on demand after they air. To register, or for more information, please visit ww2conference.com.
‘Digital Histories’ – First ‘Skills For New Historians’ Seminar
5 March 2021, 4.00-6.00pm (online)
The seminar series will begin with a topic that is important generally but especially timely right now: Digital Histories. Our limited travel abilities in the age of COVID have only emphasised the importance and possibilities of the digital world. Whether engaging with digital archives or using digital tools to analyse archives or promote research, the digital research landscape is an exciting and ever-shifting space that offers countless opportunities for historians. The seminar will be led by A/Prof Tim Sherratt and Dr Alana Piper. You can register by emailing email@example.com by 4 March 2021. This seminar is for ECRs and HDRs who are members of the AHA.
Calls for Papers
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! The AHA 2021 Conference will bring together scholars from across the disciplines with a shared interest in history. The conference is open to academics, students and community members wishing to share their research and hear about the latest developments in history studies. The AHA invites papers exploring the unfinished business of history. The Uluru Statement, Black Lives Matter protests, toppled statues and the Whitlam Dismissal are just a few examples of history’s unfinished business in the contemporary world. Proposal submissions are now open for individual papers, panel sessions and roundtable discussions that explore conference themes.
Submissions due 31 May 2021.
Oral History in Troubled Times: Opportunities and Challenges, Oral History Australia Biennial Conference 2021 (CFP Extended)
14-16 October 2021, Launceston, Tasmania.
OHA’s conference theme invites you to reflect on the challenges and issues of undertaking oral history in troubling times, and to consider how oral history can illuminate the lived experience of troubling times both in the past and in our contemporary world. Through oral history recordings, we hear the intimate stories of everyday lives, and we create histories that challenge orthodoxy and speak truth to power. Oral history drills beneath the big histories of state, society, and politics. It illuminates ordinary people’s extraordinary lives and the ways in which people deal with the troubles of their lives and of our world.
Proposals are due 1 April 2021.
Australasian Association for European History Biennial Conference 2021
5-7 July 2021 (Online)
The Australasian Association for European History is the premier conference in modern European historical studies in the southern hemisphere. This biennial event brings together scholars of European history from Australia, New Zealand, and all around the world. In 2021 the conference will be held online, providing a global platform for participants to discuss and critique contemporary developments in their fields of research. The AAEH welcomes twenty-minute papers on any aspect of modern European history. Proposals due 15 March 2021.
Book Review Editor, Labour History
The journal Labour History: a journal of labour and social history is seeking two book review editors to replace Phillip Deery and Stuart Macintyre who are standing down after the November 2021 issue. Please forward your expression of interest to Carl Power firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 April 2021. Full support will be given by the current book review editors to assist with the transition.
Postdoctoral research fellowship
These support the full-time research of rising scholars who have recently earned a PhD of a Korea-related topic at a European university or research organisation. Two fellowships are available, providing stipend support for one year.
Closing date: 20 Apr 21 (Forecast)
Toi tipu Toi rea – emerging Māori artist grant
Creative New Zealand – Arts Council of New Zealand | Toi Aotearoa
This supports Māori artists or practitioners, at an early stage of their career, in undertaking an arts project.
Closing date: 23 Apr 21 (Forecast)
Army History Research Grants – Guidance for Applicants, Application Form and Assessment Process are available on the AAHU Website. Applications close COB 5 March 2021.
Whitlam Research Fellow, Whitlam Institute – The E.G. Whitlam Research Fellowship has been established for the purpose of promoting research in Australian politics and public policy that demonstrates the contemporary relevance of the values and policies that informed Gough Whitlam’s social democratic vision to 21st century Australia. Applications close 5 March 2021.
Laureate Postdoctoral Fellows, Centre for History and Population, UNSW – Applications are currently open for three Laureate Postdoctoral Fellows at the Laureate Centre for History & Population at UNSW. Applications close 15 March 2021.