If you’d like your publication, podcast, news or seminar to feature in the CHRG newsletter, please send it to Anna by COB on Wednesday for publication in the Friday newsletter.
Thanks to everyone who came along to our Seminar this week with David Wetherell. Next Wednesday is Andrew Vandenberg at 11am.
The seminars for March are:
Wednesday March 24th | Andrew Vandenberg: The Historical Construction of Bali’s Security Groups
Wednesday March 31st | Linda Wells: Pushing the boundaries of Australian history writing through a creative, post-colonial telling of the story of the Bungalow Alice Springs, 1914 – 1929.
We will take a break on Wednesday 7th April for the mid-trimester break.
Special Forum in History Australia
Several CHRG members have articles published in a special issue that came out of the APH History and the Hill Conference in 2019.
- Peter Edwards – The Impact of the Hope Royal Commissions of the 1970s and 1980s on Australia’s Intelligence Agencies Today
- Carolyn Holbrook and David Lowe – Can historians influence public policy? Challenges and possibilities
- Joanna Cruickshank – Religious freedom in ‘the most godless place under Heaven’: making policy for religion in Australia
Peter Edwards has a number of recent publications including two posts on the recent review of the legislative framework of the National Intelligence Community by Dennis Richardson. The links are:https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/richardson-intelligence-review-much-more-than-an-inside-job/ & https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/richardson-intelligence-review-recommendations-must-be-implemented-and-soon/
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.
Peter Edwards’ book Justice Robert Hope. Law, Politics and Intelligence: A Life of Robert Hope was named as one of the best books of 2020 by the Stephen Romei in the Weekend Australian.
The podcast series is an outcome of an international comparative project I’ve been involved in, ‘Beyond Recognition: postcolonial relationality across difference’, which is supported by the Australian Research Council and based at Deakin University. The series tells stories about colonised landscapes, and the people who meet in them. Along with episodes about Kenya and Australia, there are two episodes examining the contemporary war tourism industry in Papua New Guinea (Beyond Kokoda I & II), and the postcolonial relationships it gives rise to between Australians and Papua New Guineans.
History Council of Victoria Book Group
7pm Tuesday 13 April
Author of The Biscuit, Lizzie Collingham, in conversation with David Lowe in April, then further events in May and June.
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.
Book Proposals, Skills for New Historians Seminar
30 March 2021, 3-5pm AEDT via Zoom
The second seminar in the Skills for New Historians seminar series on the Book Proposal. Just how do you write one? What are publishers looking for? How do you choose the best publisher for your work? This upcoming seminar will feature a panel of three speakers immensely qualified to address these questions and more: Professor Melanie Oppenheimer, Dr Nathan Hollier, and Dr James Keating. Register via email@example.com by 29 March 2021.
Call for Paper Reminders
MHJ Call for Abstracts
“(Dis)junctures” Volume 48 (2021)
The MHJ is extending its Call for Abstracts for its 2021 volume “(Dis)junctures”.
Published since 1961, Melbourne Historical Journal (MHJ) is a refereed journal for the publication of Australian, Aotearoa/New Zealand and Pacific graduate and early career researcher work in history. It is open to new approaches and aims to present original graduate work to a wide and responsive readership.
Abstracts of 250-500 words are due Friday 9 April, 2021. Please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. The deadline for submissions is 30 April 2021.
Call for submissions, Studies in Oral History journal
Studies in Oral History, the journal of Oral History Australia, has a special themed issue in 2021 focusing on oral history, place and environment. The Editors are seeking project reports of 1000-1500 words and exhibition or website reviews of 800 words that relate to the themes of the special issue. Please contact Carla Pascoe Leahy firstname.lastname@example.org and Skye Krichauff email@example.com with your ideas.
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.
Oral History in Troubled Times: Opportunities and Challenges, Oral History Australia Biennial Conference 2021 (CFP Extended)
14-16 October 2021, Launceston, Tasmania.
Proposals are due 1 April 2021.
Australasian Association for European History Biennial Conference 2021
5-7 July 2021 (Online)
The AAEH welcomes twenty-minute papers on any aspect of modern European history. Proposals due 15 March 2021.