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Congratulations to Anna Kent who this week received the IEAA Excellence Award for Outstanding Postgraduate Thesis. The award was presented at the Australian International Education Conference on the Gold Coast.
Congratulations to Mia Martin Hobbs who has won the Oral History Australia Book Award for her book Return to Vietnam: An Oral History of American and Australian Veterans’ Journeys.
On the APH website this week, Zachary Gorman reviews Stephen Wilks’ ‘Now is the Psychological Moment’: Earle Page and the Imagining of Australia.
Call for Papers
AHA Conference 2023 ‘Milestones’ CFP
3-6 July 2023, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne
The AHA has chosen the theme of ‘Milestones’ to mark the 50th anniversary of the Australian Historical Association, and to encourage reflection: on the historical profession in Australia, how far the nation has come, and the many things it still has to deliver. Hosted by Australian Catholic University on Wurundjeri land in Melbourne, this conference will be an opportunity to take stock of what has been, interrogate the place of historical knowledge and teaching in contemporary society, and ponder potential futures. The convenors welcome proposals for papers and panels on any geographical area, time-period, or field of history, especially those relating to the theme of ‘milestones’. AHA and affiliated streams include migration history, women’s history, environmental history, First Nations history, GLAM, history of capitalism, children and youth, oral history, religious history, and sports history. Abstracts are due 31 January 2023. You can find more information here.
Indonesia 25 Years On’: Indonesia Council Open Conference 2023
The theme for ICOC 2023 is Indonesia 25 Years On. In 2023, we mark a quarter-century of Indonesia’s abrupt rejection of authoritarianism following the resignation of Suharto in May 1998 after millions took to the streets in protest against the economic and social chaos that accompanied the Asian financial crisis of the previous year. But what does Indonesia look like now? We invite abstract submissions from any disciplines for individual papers, panels and roundtable discussions that reflect on one or more of the myriad facets of life in today’s Indonesia, how Indonesia got there, and where it might go next.
Abstracts are due 15 February 2023, and you can find more information here.
AHA General History Thesis Prize
The AHA Executive Committee is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the inaugural AHA General History Thesis Prize. The $2500 Prize is awarded to the best postgraduate thesis in History (excluding Australian history). General History is understood to be any field of history with a focus that is not primarily Australian History. The General History Thesis Prize is expected to be offered annually. It is funded by donations to the AHA’s Public Fund, which supports the creation, publication, dissemination and discussion of historical literature in Australia. The first prize will be awarded in 2023, for a thesis passed in the period 1 January – 31 December 2022. Expressions of interest are due 11 November 2022. Applications are due 31 January 2023. You can find more information here.
Mothering in Crisis: Family, Disaster and Climate Change
Friday 2 December 2022, 12-2 pm.
Online and in-person at Latham Theatre (Room 102), Redmond Barry Building, the University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus.
This free seminar will present the findings from the first stage of “Mothering in Crisis”, a project led by Dr Carla Pascoe Leahy and Dr Julia Hurst. Funded by Melbourne Climate Futures CRX (Climate Research Accelerator) at the University of Melbourne, the project fills a critical research gap into mothers’ experiences of natural disasters, both historically and now in a period of rapid environmental change. Presentation of project findings and discussion time will be followed by lunch. Both in-person and online participation is available. You can register here.
Warrnambool & District Historical Society Event
Sunday 30 October 2022, 2.30pm
Warrnambool Library & Learning Centre
Roy Hay will be speaking following the Warrnambool & District Historical Society AGM on Sunday 30 October. The general public is welcome to Roy’s presentation.
History Council of Victoria Events
The ARC for Dummies: Demystifying Research Funding for Historians in Australia: AHA Skills for New Historians Seminar
Monday 24 October 2022, 3:30-5pm AEST, via Zoom
Skills for New Historians is the AHA’s online seminar series for discussing some of the key skills and knowledge postgraduate and early career historians need to think about as they move into new phases of their careers. The next instalment of this series is dedicated to demystifying the often-bewildering world of research funding. What is the ARC, what funding schemes does it offer, and what are the eligibility requirements for these schemes? What do terms like ROPE, NIT, and rejoinder actually mean? And what alternatives are there to the ARC when it comes to funding for historical research by ECRs in Australia? This seminar provides an opportunity to hear from an expert panel of Maddie Barton (Senior Research Officer, ACU) Ruth Morgan (ANU), and Claire E. F. Wright (UTS), and for ECRs to ask anything you’ve ever wanted to know about research funding and the ARC. This seminar will be recorded and available to members via the Seminars page on the AHA website soon after the session. Go to the Seminars section in the AHA member resource page to book.
Marilyn Lake Prize for Australian Transnational History
Applications are now open for the inaugural Marilyn Lake Prize for Australian Transnational History. The AHA awards this prize in the name of Professor Marilyn Lake, and administers it through the AHA Public Fund, which supports the creation, publication, dissemination and discussion of historical literature in Australia. The prize will be awarded to a book of original scholarship that generates new knowledge about Australian history in any of its phases, using transnational methodology and preferably drawing on research undertaken in overseas archives. The inaugural prize will be awarded in 2023 for a book published in 2021-2022. Intentions to submit is due 31 October 2022, and applications will be due 31 January 2023. You can find more information here.
AHA Early Career Researcher Fellowship
The AHA Executive Committee has this week announced that applications are now open for the inaugural AHA Early Career Researcher Fellowship. The $11,000 Fellowship is funded by generous donations to the AHA’s Public Fund. The award is expected to be offered annually, and is designed to provide financial support to those who have completed their doctorate and are looking to a career in history. The year-long fellowship will support career-building publication activities, provide mentorship and facilitate attendance at the AHA annual conference. Applications are due 28 October 2022 and you can find further information here.