A short and sharp newsletter for our public holiday Friday. Happy grand final for those who celebrate!
Get your publications, call for papers, announcements and events to me (Anna) by COB Wednesday for publication on Friday.
On 29th September, at 11am, Fazal Rizvi will be giving the CHRG Seminar. The zoom link is here.
Uses and abuses of history in elite schools in India
In this talk, I will discuss how old elite schools in India, established in the nineteenth century in the British public school tradition, attempt to use their history to strategically reposition themselves within the emerging market of elite schools. The historical narratives they construct have never been static, and have changed over the years, in line with their understanding of the shifting historical forces and prevailing political conditions. In the current globalizing circumstances they continue to attach considerable significance to their traditions, often as markers of distinction. However, they simultaneously emphasize their capacity to prepare their students to meet the emerging demands of global modernity. I want to show how they view these two aspects of their strategic repositioning as inextricably linked.
We are delighted to congratulate our colleagues on their nominations for the Victorian Community History Award 2021.
- Sarah Pinto for her book Places of Reconciliation: Commemorating Indigenous History in the Heart of Melbourne
- Fiona Gatt for her journal article Family History and the Long View of the Great War in the Victorian Historical Journal.
- Steven Cooke for One Hundred Years in the Making: Box Hill RSL 1920-2020
- Roy Hay for Albert Pompey Austin: A man between two worlds
- Tanya King for her part in End of an Era: The Last Gippsland Lakes Fishermen, Lynda Mitchelson-Twigg, representing the Gippsland Lakes Commercial Fishing Community, assisted by Nikki Henningham, Leigh Henningham, Tanya King, Donna Squire & Geoff Stanton
Collecting the West Seminar
On the 30 September, 4pm AWST, Dr Gaye Sculthorpe will present Aboriginal collections from the Swan River Colony c.1830-1850: nature, methods and motivations. Registrations are currently open via Eventbrite. Alternatively, you can dial-in directly via Zoom.
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.
CHRG PhD Opportunity
Decolonisation and Photography in Southeast Asia: Histories and Legacies
Successful PhD candidates will be working closely with Susie Protschky on the ARC project ‘Decolonisation and Photography in Southeast Asia: Histories and Legacies’. They will have the opportunity to develop their own research program within the parameters of this project. Expressions of interest are due 1st October, and for more information please email Susie Protschky. There is also more information about eligibility here. Please feel free to share with your networks.
Freilich Project Early Career Research Small Grant Scheme
The Freilich Project offers up to three grants of $5000 each to emerging scholars as part of its Early Career Research Small Grants Scheme. The grants assist research into the causes, histories and effects of ethnic, cultural, religious and sexual bigotry and animosity. They also support research that explores how such intolerance can be combatted, and co-existence promoted. Applications due 12 November 2021. More details here.
Allan Martin Award
The Allan Martin Award is a research fellowship intended to assist early-career historians further their research in Australian history. It is available to all early career historians (within five years of the award of their PhD degree), whether academic, professional, or public historians working in museums, war memorials and other institutions. Funding of up to $4500 is awarded every year to assist towards the expenses of a research trip – in Australia or overseas – undertaken in support of a project in Australian history. Intention to submit due 1 October 2021, applications close 1 December 2021. More info here.
Magarey Medal for Biography
This is awarded biennially to the female person who has published the work judged to be the best biographical writing on an Australian subject. The 2020 Medal will be awarded for a book published in 2020 or 2021. For the 2022 round, the Magarey Medal will be administered by the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL). Applications close 31 January 2022. More information is here.
The W. K. Hancock Prize
This prize recognises and encourages an Australian scholar who has recently published a first scholarly book in any field of history. 2022 Prizes will be awarded for a work published in 2020 or 2021. Applications close 31 January 2022. Further details 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.