Get your publications, call for papers, announcements and events to me (Anna) by COB Wednesday for publication on Friday.
Book Launch – Return to Vietnam
8 December, 6pm
The Contemporary Histories Research Group invites you to join us in celebrating the launch of Dr Mia Martin Hobbs’ recently released book – Return to Vietnam – An Oral History of American and Australian Veterans’ Journeys. The event will be chaired by A/Prof. Clare Corbould, and will include an author Q&A with Prof. Alistair Thomson (Monash). All registrants will go in the draw to win a copy of the book! Cambridge is running a promotional offer to celebrate the publication – use the code VIET15 when you purchase through Cambridge via this link. The event will be held via zoom, you can register here to receive the zoom link prior to the event.
Motherhood, Labour and Care in Contemporary Australia & New Zealand: Interrogating Issues and Impacts
22 November 2021, 10am-4.30pm
This free online symposium is will interrogate motherhood, labour and care issues within Australian and New Zealand contexts. The intersections of gender, work and families have become more complex, contested, and less certain. While in some contexts, more egalitarian practices have emerged, in others inequities have been exacerbated. As we begin to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, which in many ways has disrupted our work and care regimes, it seems timely to reconsider some of the tensions between paid labour and care in everyday life. Convened by Kate Huppatz and Sheree Gregory at Western Sydney University, this one-day research symposium will bring together cross-disciplinary scholars and postgraduate students who research the maternal. CHRG Associate Carla Pascoe Leahy will deliver the keynote for the symposium. Register at this link.
Australia-China Relations 2021 – A Year in Review.
30th November, 1pm – 2pm
The Deakin Australia-China relations and Higher Education research network is holding a end of year seminar – The seminar will be a discussion with two journalists from the ABC, Max Walden and Iris Zhou, looking at the current state of Australia China relations and looking towards what 2022 may bring, especially in relation to higher education. The event will be held over zoom via this link.
Making Public Histories – Child Labour and Slavery
25 November, 5pm
Jane Lydon (University of Western Australia), Claire Lowrie (University of Wollongong) and Susie Protschky (Deakin University), share their research into histories of slavery. You can find more details and book here.
Army History Research Grants
The Australian Army History Unit is now accepting applications for the 2022/23 Army History Research Grants Scheme. The Scheme is designed to support and encourage original research into the history of the Australian Army. The AAHU values new or unique research that contributes to a deeper understanding of the history of the Australian Army and can contribute to Army’s current and future development and the professional military education of its members. AAHU encourages applications from a broad field of researchers, either individually or as a team. Grants are available up to a maximum amount of $15, 000 for one year. For significant research projects, multi-year grants are available for up $15, 000 per year for up to three consecutive years (to a maximum of $45, 000). If you have any questions about the grants scheme, how to apply, or whether your research is eligible, please contact AAHU.Grants@defence.gov.au
Applications close 5pm 19 November 2021 (TODAY!), and you can find further information here.
Magarey Medal for Biography
This is awarded biennially to the female person who has published the work judged to be the best biographical writing on an Australian subject. The 2020 Medal will be awarded for a book published in 2020 or 2021. For the 2022 round, the Magarey Medal will be administered by the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL). Applications close 31 January 2022. More information is here.
The W. K. Hancock Prize
This prize recognises and encourages an Australian scholar who has recently published a first scholarly book in any field of history. 2022 Prizes will be awarded for a work published in 2020 or 2021. Applications close 31 January 2022. Further details here.
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
Call for Papers Reminders
Australian and New Zealand Studies Association of North America 28th Annual Conference CFP
2-4 February 2022, The University of Texas at Austin
The Australian and New Zealand Studies Association of North America invites scholars, graduate students*, professionals, writers, and artists to submit papers and roundtable discussions to our 28th annual conference, which will take place in Austin, Texas. There is no specific conference theme, but ANZSANA will use the 2022 gathering as an occasion to spotlight the recently formed Australia-United Kingdom-United States (AUKUS) partnership and its implications for international security in a set of panels and/or featured speakers. Papers on AUKUS-related matters will be considered for publication in a special issue of the Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs (JIPA), a professional journal of the Department of the Air Force and a forum for worldwide dialogue regarding the Indo-Pacific region. Abstracts due 3 December 2021. You can get more information here.