Chair in Contemporary History in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor David Lowe, recently authored ‘Applied History Today’ in the new Journal of Applied History You can access this material here (https://brill.com/view/journals/joah/aop/issue.xml) or check with Deakin Library.
PhD candidate Autumn Royal is the founding editor of the Disclaimer online journal. Academic in scope and dedicated to documenting various and diverse perspectives regarding sound and listening practices this journal documents past and present accounts of sound and listening practices. A link to the journal can be found here: https://disclaimer.org.au/
Call for papers
‘Urgent Histories’: Australian Historical Association 2020 Conference CFP; 29 June-3 July 2020, Deakin University Geelong Waterfront Campus
The need to interrogate the past is today more pressing than ever. Historians are now both scholars and actors in the face of worldwide political efforts to realign the past to fit present imperatives. This conference calls us to consider the place of history in current political discourses. Embracing the contestability of explanatory stories, different theoretical and methodological vantage points, ‘Urgent Histories’ invites historians to focus on how the past is used in contemporary public debates, disputes and narratives. The convenors welcome proposals for papers, panels and roundtables on any geographical area, time‐period, or field of history, especially those relating to the theme of urgent histories.
Abstracts due 29 February 2020.
Further details are available here>https://www.deakin.edu.au/aha2020
In the media
During the last two weeks of December and the first two weeks of January, PhD Candidate Jacqui Baker presented a program called Making Waves; a summer fill-in program on 3RRR all about women’s and feminist history. Jacqui chatted to a number of researchers about their passion for women’s and feminist history, including PhD Candidate Deb Lee-Talbot. You can listen back to the first, third and fourth weeks to hear interviews about research into feminist frontiers and Evangelical sites, early animal rights campaigner Frances Levvy, historical fiction about Welsh leader Owain Glyndwr’s wife Marged, Australia’s Women’s Liberation Movement examined in a global context, and women journalists and the media landscape in the United States in the 1970s. Listen back to the second week to hear some of the music of the Women’s Liberation Movement.