We have lots of news and links to get you through the weekend….
Get your publications, call for papers, announcements and events to me (Anna) by COB Wednesday for publication on Friday.
This Wednesday 28th July we will have David Wetherell with his seminar Britain’s Greatest Prime Minister?
And on Wednesday 4th August we have Seminar 2 in the ‘Multiple pasts and conflicted presents: History in conversation’ Series. The seminar will be a discussion with a special guest panel of Peter Edwards and Yves Rees: ‘In times of conflicted pasts and presents what is the role of the historian?’
A belated welcome to Associate Professor Susie Protschky (who gave a seminar a few weeks ago) and Dr Bernard Keo. We also have a new PhD student, Brian Cheung, who has joined David Lowe and Carolyn Holbrook on their National Security project. Welcome to the CHRG!
PhD candidate Lee Sulkowska has a piece in the newest Victorian Historical Journal – Principles and Practicalities: The Interpretation of Nineteenth-Century British Burial Reform in St Kilda Cemetery.
Fiona Gatt (also a PhD candidate) has a piece in the same volume – Family History and the Long View of the Great War.
The journal is not available online but you can order copies from History Victoria here.
Another PhD Candidate – Jacqui Baker – has an author Q&A on the APH website this week – with Dr Carolyn Collins, author of Save Our Sons: Women, Dissent and Conscription during the Vietnam War.
Carolyn Holbrook, along with James Walter and Paul Strangio from Monash University, published an article in The Conversation this week – Is the COVID vaccine rollout the greatest public policy failure in recent Australian history? The piece has also been republished on the APH website.
Save the Date
Carolyn Holbrook will be giving the HCV Annual Lecture – ‘I don’t hold a hose, mate’: Power and sentiment in the Australian Federation on the 21st October.
Editorial Information Session (ABR)
12th August, 10.30am (online)
The Australian Book Review is offering a Editorial Information Session for people interested in contributing to the ABR. The ABR pay for everything they publish. Join the ABR editors on Thursday, August 12 for a one-hour editorial information session. Those interested will need to register by emailing email@example.com.
International Symposium on Public Health
9 November 2021
APH and CHRG are delighted to host a stellar group of academics and policy experts from across the world to discuss public health policy from historical, policy and international perspectives. Speakers will examine the place of public health care in the public imaginations of Australians, Canadians, Britons and Americans. Registrations will open soon, and more information is available here.
Public Records Office of Victoria
Many historic records are digitised and available to view on the PROV website. Researchers can also request copies of open records not already online. With the new system about to launch, PROV will be able to publish these ad hoc copies straight to our site. But just because they can, does that mean they should? Details on the consultation are 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
Paul Bourke Awards for Early Career Research, Academy of Social Sciences in Australia
Four Paul Bourke Award recipients are selected each year by members of the Academy’s Panel Committees, on the basis of excellence in scholarly publication, academic prizes, presentation at leading conferences and contribution to public policy. Nominations due 31 August 2021.
Call for Paper Reminders
Pacific Histories Association Conference, University of South Pacific, Suva
17 – 20 November 2021
Individual paper proposals for the 2021 PHA Biennial conference, ‘In Their Own Words’ are now open. Given the uncertainty of the global COVID-19 situation, we are preparing to host a combined face-to-face/online conference so that those who are unable to travel to Fiji can participate. Please note that sessions will not be recorded and only papers presented in person (face-to-face or online) will be accepted. More details here.
“Imperialism and its agents must be destroyed”: Australian Workers and Anti-Colonialism in the Twentieth Century CFP
TBC December 2021
The Australian working-class movement has a mixed history of internationalism and solidarity, to say the least…It is to this untidy mixture of legacies that this symposium returns. Since the publication of Who are our enemies: Racism and the Australian Working Class in 1978, there has been an explosion of work mapping the contours of this troubling relationship. The ‘transnational’ turn has offered new ways of understanding how Australian workers formed part of international networks of racial exclusion and control, as well as participating in global and regional alliances to undermine these. Work has focused on how unions and working-class political parties sought-often furtively or half-heartedly-to support Indigenous Australians, either as workers or, more rarely, political subjects in their own right. This symposium takes such work as a stepping off point, and invites papers on topics such as, but not limited to: solidarity campaigns; relationships between ‘white’ workers and recent migrants; the Australian working class and international organisations; the far left and the politics of anti-colonialism; movements against wars of imperialism; colonial subjects organising in Australia. Abstracts are due 15 August 2021 and there is further information here.