The newsletter will be on a short hiatus for the next two weeks. You can still send Anna your publications, seminars, conferences, calls for papers and other news and celebrations, but they wont be published until 15 July 2022.
27 June – 1 July 2022, Deakin University, Geelong Waterfront Campus
Deakin hosts the AHA Conference at the Waterfront Campus next week! Delegates will have received an email with details about the app – Cvent. The app includes the full program and abstracts, information on the venue, opportunities for networking and also an opportunity to register for the various tours of Geelong cultural institutions that you will see in the program. It will also include details of the ECR/HDR social event scheduled for Tuesday 28 June at 7pm. If you have any queries or questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can visit the conference website here. And if you can’t make it along to the event, keep an eye on Twitter using the hashtag #OZHA2022 and make sure you follow @Contemp_History on Twitter.
Our seminar series will re-commence on the 13th July. Seminars will be on Wednesdays at 11am, and you can join in person at Waurn Ponds or Burwood, or join via zoom.
The International Institute of Asian Studies (IIAS) at Leiden University, Netherlands published Nathaniel L. Moir’s most recent article in their Summer 2022 Newsletter. The article, “Bernard Fall: A Soldier in of War in Europe, A Scholar of War in Asia” is a succint analysis of this underexamined Vietnam War-era scholar who died in 1967. Moir recounts how Fall’s experiences in the French Resistance, and as an analyst at the Nuremberg Trials after World War II, influenced his views on Vietnamese Revolutionary Warfare which Fall began studying in the early 1950s.
Members in the Media
James Lesh was on 3AW mornings yesterday with Neil Mitchell – talking about Melbourne’s legacies of slavery and the City of Moreland.
In conversation with Carolyn Holbrook, Joan Beaumont and Frank Bongiorno
Wed 20 Jul 2022, 6–7pm, ANU
Carolyn Holbrook, Joan Beaumont and Frank Bongiorno, will have a panel discussion, chaired by Rae Frances, on Lessons from History, edited by Carolyn Holbrook, Lyndon Megarrity and David Lowe, a collection of essays which addresses Australia’s greatest challenges. If you are going to be in Canberra you can register for the event here.
School History Survey: Do you know any Year 10, 11 or 12 students?
We would love to hear their views on subject selection and History as a school subject. Year 10, 11 or 12 students from all over Australia, who may or may not be studying History at school, are invited to share their views in this national survey. Feel free to pass this link on and we are very happy for students to pass it on to their friends too. https://researchsurveys.deakin.edu.au/jfe/form/SV_2aykv6JYA1yh4LY You can see more from the researchers – Rebecca Cairns and Kerri Garrard at the project Instagram page.
The History Council of Victoria has two awards now open – the Jane Hansen Prize for History Advocacy and the Lynette Russell Prize for First Peoples’ History in School. Check out the details in the links.
Ken Inglis Postgraduate Prize, Australian Historical Studies
The Prize is awarded to the best paper presented by a postgraduate student at the 2022 Australian Historical Association Conference. The winner receives a two year subscription to Australian Historical Studies and a $250 book voucher for Routledge books. Submissions are due 30 September 2022 and you can find more information here.
Presented by Public Record Office Victoria in partnership with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, the Victorian Community History Awards are held annually to celebrate the people involved in community history projects who are dedicated to telling local stories which help all Victorians to better understand their past. There are 11 award categories, including Victorian Premier’s History Award, History Publication Award and History Article Award. Applications are due 5pm, 8 July 2022. You can find more details here.
Lyndall Ryan Thesis Prize
The International Australian Studies Association (InASA) is calling for applications for the first biennial Lyndall Ryan Thesis Prize. This new award celebrates excellence in PhD research in the interdisciplinary field of Australian Studies. InASA is honoured to offer this $1,000 prize which Professor Ryan is generously sponsoring to support emerging scholars in Australian Studies. Applications are due by 5pm, 30 June 2022. You can find more information here.
Conferences and Call for Papers Reminders
2022 InASA Conference: It’s Time…Again
ANU and Old Parliament House, Canberra
30 November – 2 December 2022.
The Conference committee is calling for abstracts of 150 words and a short biography of 75 words by 30 June 2022.
The theme of the conference draws its inspiration from the 50 year anniversary of the Whitlam government’s election in 1972 – an event seen by many as not merely a political turning point, but also a social and cultural awakening from a long post-war torpor. Elected on December 2 – a date which coincides with the last day of our 3-day program – Gough Whitlam’s reforming Labor government ended 23 straight years of Coalition rule. Fittingly, conference participants will enjoy a keynote address in the historic House of Representatives chamber at Old Parliament House – one of Australia’s most cherished buildings and the stage for the dramatic conclusion to that tumultuous chapter in Australian history. The conference drinks and dinner will follow the keynote address in the elegant King’s Hall, between the two chambers. You can submit your abstract here. More details about the conference including the keynote speakers, postgraduate travel bursaries and conference events will be announced shortly. You may also direct any queries to email@example.com