A round up of the news of the week for CHRG… Be sure to get your publications, call for papers, announcements and events to me (Anna) by COB Wednesday for publication on Friday.
Clare Corbould has a piece in The Conversation – Relief at Derek Chauvin conviction a sign of long history of police brutality
Bart Ziino has been quoted in the Geelong Advertiser on the opportunities for reflection that Anzac Day under a pandemic has provided in the past, including a greater awareness of war’s effects across Australian communities. You can read it here.
New Faculty Research Network
Australia-China relations and Higher Education Research Network
This new Faculty research network seeks to address the challenges for the Australia-China bilateral education relationship emerging from the current climate. Through nearly fifty years of diplomatic relations between the two nations, education, internationalisation and research have been significant sites for building cultural and social connections and collaborations, alongside the more valorised strategic and economic benefits of global education.
By facilitating renewed dialogue about diverse education issues from a range of transdisciplinary perspectives, the network aims to move these conversations in new directions. It aims specifically to explore innovative and sustainable solutions for navigating the current relations between Australia and China, and for addressing the implications for (higher) education.
The first event will be held via zoom on Thursday, 6 May, 2-4pm (AEST). The purpose of this first meeting is to get to know each other, share our research interests and collate ideas for future network activities. You can start sharing your ideas in the Padlet we have set up: Australia-China Research Network First Meeting (padlet.com). For our first meeting, we invite you to prepare a 3 min. research snapshot:
• My research passion through 3 keywords
• Current project/s, and how these are aligned with the focus of the network
• Pie in the sky: What’s your dream research project?
For more details you can contact the Co-Convenors – Michiko Weinmann, Rebecca Cairns and Rod Neilsen
Call for Papers
Transformation of (Post-)Communist Memory. Renaming Public Spaces and Redefining Monuments in Germany and Poland since 1990
The workshop examines how the symbolic and material legacy of communism in Germany and Poland is dealt with in terms of memory, history politics and critically reappraising the socialist past. By historizing and comparing debates, case studies and societal implications, a contribution to the understanding of the transformation processes in Europe since 1990 is sought. More information can be found here. Abstracts due 17 May 2021.
Workers in Search of Education: Past, Present, Future Webinar
28 April 2021, 7.00-8.15pm
Labour historian Professor Verity Burgmann and union educator Max Ogden bring their collective knowledge of Australian workers’ lives to explore the myriad ways workers have sought to educate themselves outside of formal institutions of learning. They will discuss everything from radical soapbox lectures, autodidacticism and union training to global, web-based learning communities, in a free-wheeling conversation moderated by teacher-researcher Dr Alice Garner. More details here.
Military History and Heritage Victoria Zoom Presentation
‘Niche Wars: Australia in Afghanistan and Iraq, 2001-2014’
5 May 2021 – 7pm – 8pm
Professor John Blaxland will examine Australia’s experience of military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq from 2001 to 2014 (the Niche Wars). These operations saw over 40 Australian soldiers killed and hundreds wounded. But the toll since has been greater. For Afghanistan and Iraq the costs are hard to measure. See here for more details.
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.
Copyright Agency Cultural Fund Grants
Do you have ideas for projects to create opportunities for Australian writers, visual artists, journalists, editors, and picture book illustrators? Grants are available for organisations and industry stakeholders in the writing, publishing, education, and visual arts sectors. Applications are now open.
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.
Call for Paper Reminders
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.
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.