Don’t forget to send Anna your publications, seminars, conferences, calls for papers and other news and celebrations for publication in the newsletter. Next week, Friday 2nd December, will be our last newsletter of 2022 – so make sure you get your news to be in time for our final wrap up for the year!
Out and about
It is conference/workshop season so CCH members have been out and about over the last week. Earlier in the week David Lowe was one of the conveners of the Academy of Social Sciences workshop held at Deakin Downtown – Post Pandemic Positions: Australian NGOs and Education in a Century of Internationalism – Students, Experts and Friends. CCH member Anna Kent gave a short paper, and Brad Underhill and Liam Detering also attended. The workshop finished with the launch of the recent publication of David Lowe and Eric Meadows – Rising Power and Changing People.
Deakin pre-service History teachers launch open book
Historical Thinking for senior secondary students: A Collection of teaching and learning activities 2022 is an open educational resource (OER) authored by 43 History pre-service teachers. Designed to develop senior secondary school students’ historical thinking, this learning and teaching resource includes activities covering a wide range of topics from ancient history through to early twenty-first century history. The project was led by Dr Rebecca Cairns and is the outcome of a Deakin OER grant. During the unit–History Curriculum Inquiry Senior Years– the pre-service teachers learnt about copyright compliance, OER-enabled pedagogy and Creative Commons licensing. The activities were developed as part of a renewable assessment task, which means they can continue to be shared. Owing to the type of Creative Commons licence, the activities can be adapted and remixed to suit diverse classroom contexts and different content or curriculum, as long as the author is credited. The book showcases these pre-service teachers’ willingness to innovate, their digital literacy and emerging pedagogical content knowledge, and their collegiality. The Deakin Library team, led by Program Coordinator (Open Education) Angie Williamson, and the Copyright team offered great support and the open book was celebrated recently at the launch. Rebecca would be happy to talk to anyone in CHRG who is interested in learning more about the possibilities of OER for history.
On the APH website this week, Sharon Connolly reviews Mandy Sayer, Those Dashing McDonagh Sisters, Australia’s first filmmaking team.
Palgrave Studies in Disaster Anthropology
The Palgrave Studies in Disaster Anthropology is pleased to receive proposals. Series Editors are Pamela J. Stewart (Strathern) and Andrew J. Strathern (email@example.com) or you can contact Senior Editor, Sociology and Anthropology, Elizabeth Graber (firstname.lastname@example.org). The Series Editors are seeking books that address a wide range of potentialities. This book series addresses a timely and significant set of issues emergent from the studies of, e.g., warfare, gendered violence, environmental disasters, human-produced or instigated disasters (including both environmental and social impacts, e.g., migrations and displacements). Topics such as climate change; habitat destruction, social conflicts that result from forced re-settlement processes eventuating from environmental alterations, e.g., desertification, shoreline loss, sinking islands, rising seas. Books in the Series can be longer (approx. 50,000 words) or shorter works. Palgrave Pivot has enabled authors to publish at lengths of between 25,000 and 50,000 words – longer than a journal article, but shorter than a conventional monograph, taking advantage of a swift and flexible publication process to dramatically reduce publication times. The books that have been published to-date have all done remarkably well, reaching a wide range of readers. Geographical remit is open, e.g., Haiti (including current political issues); The Pacific (including political turmoil, relationships with Western and non-western countries), Africa disasters; the impacts of Covid-19 and other diseases [Ebola, etc.]; India, Pakistan, China.
Call for Papers Reminders
AHA Conference 2023 ‘Milestones’ CFP
3-6 July 2023, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne
The AHA has chosen the theme of ‘Milestones’ to mark the 50th anniversary of the Australian Historical Association, and to encourage reflection: on the historical profession in Australia, how far the nation has come, and the many things it still has to deliver. Hosted by Australian Catholic University on Wurundjeri land in Melbourne, this conference will be an opportunity to take stock of what has been, interrogate the place of historical knowledge and teaching in contemporary society, and ponder potential futures. The convenors welcome proposals for papers and panels on any geographical area, time-period, or field of history, especially those relating to the theme of ‘milestones’. AHA and affiliated streams include migration history, women’s history, environmental history, First Nations history, GLAM, history of capitalism, children and youth, oral history, religious history, and sports history. Abstracts are due 31 January 2023. You can find more information here.
Indonesia 25 Years On’: Indonesia Council Open Conference 2023
The theme for ICOC 2023 is Indonesia 25 Years On. In 2023, we mark a quarter-century of Indonesia’s abrupt rejection of authoritarianism following the resignation of Suharto in May 1998 after millions took to the streets in protest against the economic and social chaos that accompanied the Asian financial crisis of the previous year. But what does Indonesia look like now? We invite abstract submissions from any disciplines for individual papers, panels and roundtable discussions that reflect on one or more of the myriad facets of life in today’s Indonesia, how Indonesia got there, and where it might go next.
Abstracts are due 15 February 2023, and you can find more information here.
Call for submissions to Special Issue of TEXT:
Poetry and Extremity
Poetry is often associated with a sense of unease or anxiety, linked to its subversive potential and its powers of persuasion, as well as its ability to capture the ineffable or the unimaginable and make it real. It is part of the reason why Plato banished poets from the ideal society, and why poetry continues to be associated with formal and informal censorship and lists of banned texts. Certainly, poetry seems to thrive in the most difficult spaces of human experience: love, loss, despair, trauma, and tragedy, as it seeks to find recognisable shapes for the unspeakable. Poetry is also a radically galvanising force, as evidenced in its use, for example, by terrorist organisations.
Please submit a 200-word Expression of Interest for scholarly essays by email to Alyson Miller with ‘Poetry and Extremity EOI’ as the subject line. In your EOI please outline how your paper or poems explore(s) the theme of ‘Poetry and Extremity’. Also, make sure you include the following information: your full name, institutional affiliation (if any), email address, title of paper/poem, brief biography (50–100 words), and 3 to 5 keywords (at least two of which should clearly relate to the issue’s title). The deadline is 30 November 2022. Contributors will be informed of acceptance by December 15th, with final submissions due on 1 March 2023. You can find more detailed information about the requirements here here, and you can email Alyson Miller for more information.
Mothering in Crisis: Family, Disaster and Climate Change
Friday 2 December 2022, 12-2 pm.
Online and in-person at Latham Theatre (Room 102), Redmond Barry Building, the University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus.
This free seminar will present the findings from the first stage of “Mothering in Crisis”, a project led by Dr Carla Pascoe Leahy and Dr Julia Hurst. Funded by Melbourne Climate Futures CRX (Climate Research Accelerator) at the University of Melbourne, the project fills a critical research gap into mothers’ experiences of natural disasters, both historically and now in a period of rapid environmental change. Presentation of project findings and discussion time will be followed by lunch. Both in-person and online participation is available. You can register here.
Visiting Research Fellowship, Powerhouse Museum
The Powerhouse Museum has a Visiting Research Fellowship program. The program provides a supportive environment for researchers to undertake research related to the museum’s collection, education, conservation and museum practice. The fellowships enable researchers to access the museum’s resources to support their research for a short period of time. The visit will initiate and develop collaborative research and facilitate interaction with, and training of, Powerhouse staff. Visiting fellows are expected to make a tangible contribution to the museum during the period of their stay. Applications for the current round close on 25 November 2022 (TODAY!). You can find more information here.
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The Lucas Girls played in the first recorded game of women’s football in Victoria in 1918. You can find out more here and here. Your editor will be cheering for the Demons in the AFLW Grand Final this weekend!