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Our first seminar in September is with Prof. Christina Twomey (Monash), who will be giving a paper titled Friends or Servants? Domestic service, femininity and decolonisation in overseas military communities, 1950s-1980s. On the 14th September we will hold a pedagogy conversation, and on the 21st September James Lesh will give us a seminar based on his new book – Values in Cities: Urban Heritage in Twentieth-Century Australia.
Historians in the wild
Last week PhD candidates in Contemporary Histories along with masters students in cultural heritage and museum studies received Object Handling Training with an expert Conservator at the National Wool Museum. The afternoon was great fun with everyone getting hands-on with objects and learning new skills to take into museums and potential employment.
On the APH website this week, Carolyn Holbrook interviews the author of Making Australian History – Anna Clark.
Oral History Participant Request
The Geelong Ladies Reading Circle Participants
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.
Late Stage HDR and Early-Mid Career Researchers AHA Survey
The AHA ECR representatives (Anna Temby, Rohan Howitt, and Ebony Nilsson) are conducting a survey to better understand the issues facing our cohort. They also would welcome contributions from late stage HDR candidates and early mid-career researchers. The survey can be completed anonymously. More info and a link to the survey can be found on the AHA ECR blog.
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. Jacqui has also written about her 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.
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Lady Di reading a magazine. This week was the 25th Anniversary of her death. Your humble editor tried to find a good picture of Mikhail Gorbachev reading but couldn’t.