CHRG member, Peter Edwards, took part in a Big Ideas program on Radio National, on ‘A history of popular protest in Australia’, together with Bob Brown, Verity Burgman and Pat Turner.
Popular protest movements have helped shift attitudes and shape Australia. Suffragettes pushed for the right of women to vote. Millions marched to demand an end to Vietnam War. Early gay and lesbian Mardi Gras marchers paved the way for LGBITQ rights. Today, Extinction Rebellion protesters are taking to the streets. What are the ingredients of a successful protest? Do rallies and radical activism, still get results?
Recorded at the National Museum of Australia on November 20, 2019. The program was first broadcast on 12 February and is available as an ABC podcast here.
PhD Candidates- Publication and Scholarship Opportunities
The opportunity to publish your work in the Victorian Historical Journal, a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original work on the history of Victoria.
It is currently edited by the eminent scholars Richard Broome and Judith Smart, who are determined to give new and emerging scholars a real opportunity to publish in the field.
Apply for the 2020 Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research
The Wilson Center’s History and Public Policy Programand the Project on History and Strategy at CSIS seek applications for the 2020 Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research (SICAR). Ph.D. candidates in various disciplines from the US and around the world are welcome to apply, with particular consideration for those who can demonstrate a policy-relevant historical research agenda. The deadline for applications is Sunday, March 8, 2020.
SICAR is a four-day seminar-style program co-hosted by the Wilson Center and CSIS in cooperation with George Washington’s Cold War Group. The objective is to provide Ph.D. students training from world-class faculty, researchers, archivists, policy practitioners, and publishers on conducting archival research and designing research agendas on topics broadly related to international history, national security, diplomacy and the military. Although archival research is an integral part of many academic disciplines, it is virtually never taught at the graduate level. To address this deficiency and provide PhD candidates with the tools they need to make the most of their access to historical archives, SICAR offers in-depth training, access to expert historians and practitioners, and familiarization with the intersection of history and policy in the heart of Washington, D.C.
Competitive candidates for the 2020 SICAR cohort are pursuing a Ph.D. topic in a variety of disciplines, including history, international relations, government, sociology, and public policy, as well as area and regional studies. Candidates should demonstrate an open mind about applying their research to contemporary policy and strategy questions. Preference will be given to students who have defended their dissertation proposal and who are about to embark on archival research.
The 2020 Seminar will be held during the week of May 26-May 29. Seminar sessions will take place at the Wilson Center and CSIS in downtown Washington, DC, followed by optional networking and sightseeing event programming. Student participants are required to attend all seminar sessions. (Exact schedule TBA).
The deadline for applications for the 2020 program is March 8, 2020. All materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST.
Applications should include the application cover sheet, curriculum vitae, and a one to two page (12 pt. font, double spaced, 1” margins) proposal outlining how your dissertation research would benefit from participation in SICAR. One letter of recommendation should also be submitted directly by the recommender. All application materials should be submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Wilson Center will make an effort to confirm receipt of all application materials.
The Wilson Center and CSIS will provide meals and hotel accommodations in Washington for non-local participants. Applicants are strongly encouraged to request additional funding for travel and ground expenses from their home institution or elsewhere.
AHA/Copyright Agency Postgraduate Conference Bursaries Applications Are Now Open!
The Australian Historical Association in association with the Copyright Agency offers travel and writing bursaries linked to the AHA annual conference. The bursaries are intended to encourage and support emerging historians who would otherwise be unable to attend the conference. Applications close 13 March 2020. More details are available here.
Jill Roe Early Career Researcher AHA Conference Scholarship Scheme Applications Are Now Open!
The second round of the Jill Roe Early Career Researcher AHA Conference Scholarship Scheme is now open. The scheme will support 5 Early Career Research historians to attend and present at the AHA annual conference. The scholarship, valued at $1000 per applicant, provides financial assistance for ECR applicants with little or no institutional support. The money is to be used towards assisting with registration costs, travel and accommodation.
Applications close 13 March 2020. More details are available here.
URGENT HISTORIES CONFERENCE UPDATE-
AHA/Honest History Conference 2020 Secondary School Teacher Scholarship Applications Are Now Open!
The AHA/Honest History: AHA Conference Teacher Scholarship supports a secondary school History teacher to attend the annual Australian Historical Association Conference to promote engagement between History teachers and the broader historical community. Funding for this scheme is made possible by a generous donation from Honest History which supports balanced and honest history writing in Australia. This is the final year of funding for this scholarship. The scholarship, valued at $400, provides financial assistance to facilitate attendance at the AHA annual conference. The money is to be used towards assisting with registration costs, travel, and accommodation.
Applications are due 13 March 2020. Further information is available here.