We are pleased to announce that the new Contemporary Histories Research Group website has launched! You can now browse our updated members’ profiles and members’ books page, and our new news, events and blogs pages and papers and podcasts page.
To update your member profile:
Staff members please contact Tony Joel.
HDRs please contact Jacqui Baker and Cassandra Atherton.
Affiliate members please contact Jacqui Baker.
Associate Professor Matthew Ricketson has interviewed Katharine Murphy about her Quarterly Essay, The End of Certainty: Scott Morrison and Pandemic Politics. Released in September while the nation grapples with the impact of COVID-19 and Melburnians grind their way through months of lockdown, Quarterly Essay No. 79 offers the first serious effort to document how the federal government responded to the great challenge they faced.
Professor Peter Edwards has written a series of four posts, based on Law, Politics and Intelligence, on the ASPI weblog, The Strategist, in April and May.
- Keeping Australians and their civil liberties safe: The origins of the Hope model.
- Keeping Australians and their civil liberties safe: Who was Robert Marsden Hope?
- Keeping Australians and their civil liberties safe: The principles of the Hope model.
- Keeping Australians and their civil liberties safe: The future of the Hope model.
Australian Policy and History.
In APH’s latest opinion piece, Richard Trembath steps into the always-contentious debate about history, historical fiction and narrative non-fiction, prompted by the publication of Kate Grenville’s A Room Made of Leaves.
11am (IST) 27th October: IGNOU: The People’s University will host a webinar titled ‘Literature and history: Australian perspectives’. Panel members include Professor David Lowe, Dr. Alyson Miller, Dr. Tiffany Shellam and Dr. Alexandra Roginski. The webinar will be a live event and will take place on Facebook and Google Meet.
History Council of Victoria Memberships.
The History Council of Victoria’s special offer of a free year’s membership closes on the 31st October. If you are completing a History major, honours or higher degree, you are eligible to register for a free 12-month subscription to the Friends of the History Council of Victoria.
Members receive benefits such as:
- Invitations to meet other historians at informal networking events
- Exclusive access to Friends-only activities such as behind-the-scenes tours and field trips
- Discount offers (e.g. for books and tickets to events)
- Informative emails about Victorian activities in the history sector
- Publicity via the HCV’s calendar for history-focussed events in Victoria that you’re organising.
You can find more information here.