The newsletter will be taking a break over the school holidays as your humble editor attempts to navigate the various restrictions to take at trip out of Melbourne! So, the next newsletter will be published on Friday 16th July.
Get your publications, call for papers, announcements and events to me (Anna) by COB Wednesday 14th July for publication on Friday 16th July.
The seminar series will be back on the 14th July, I will circulate the zoom details when we have further details but mark your diaries for 11am – 12pm on Wednesday 14th July.
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.
News from HDR students
Fiona Gatt, who recently gave a paper in the CHRG Seminar Series, delivered a joint paper with Cat Gay, PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne, at the Society for history of childhood and youth conference held virtually from Galway, Ireland (23–25 June). Their paper explored the series of letters written to the editor of the Age in 1934–5, by adults who were children in North Melbourne during the nineteenth century, which Fiona used in her recent presentation to CHRG, but through a slightly different lens. In this paper, memories studies, as well as theories of settler colonialism draw the conclusion that the letters had a self-indigenising agenda that was highly gendered.
Anna Kent will be part of a panel of scholar-practitioners at the IEAA Mid-winter Researchers’ Seminar. The session will provides opportunities to hear from scholar-practitioners as they bridge the gap between academia and the international education professions.
AHA Skills for New Historians Seminar
16 July 2021, 4—6pm AEST (via Zoom)
While getting a job outside of the academy has never been a sign of failure, it’s becoming increasingly common (and necessary) to move from the PhD or the postdoctoral fellowship to different kinds of work. But this doesn’t have to mean giving up on research, publishing, or keeping in touch with your academic community. It also doesn’t mean forgetting all the skills you developed and honed during your PhD. This month, then, we’re focusing on work outside of – or, perhaps, alongside – the academy, and speaking to people who have successfully secured these kinds of positions in three different fields: university administration, the public service, and the GLAM sector. These recent grads will tell us all about their work in these fields, how they secured their positions, and how they balance continuing to publish and engage with their academic communities:
- Dr Emma Gleadhill, Faculty of Arts Research Officer at Macquarie University;
- Dr Emma Sarian, NSW State Insurance Regulatory Authority, and;
- Dr Mariko Smith, First Nations Assistant Curator at the Australian Museum
Registrations close 15 July 2021, more details here.
Digital History Seminar, Tim Sherratt
8 July 2021, 5.30-7pm AEST, online
The next digital history seminar, brought to you by the UTS Australian Centre for Public History, will be presented by Associate Professor Tim Sherratt (University of Canberra). Tim is Australia’s foremost historian hacker. During the presentation, he will demonstrate the constantly evolving features of his GLAM workbench platform, a collection of tools, tutorials and hacks for working with data from Australia’s biggest galleries, archives, libraries and museums. The zoom link for the seminar is – https://utsmeet.zoom.us/j/89009610502 – and if you would like to join this event you can RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
In conversation with Henry Reynolds
1 July 2021, 5.30-7.00pm AEST, University of Tasmania and online
Professor Henry Reynolds will discuss his latest book, Truth Telling, which looks at the Uluru Statement and First Nations sovereignty, in conversation with Professor Kate Darian-Smith and Professor Greg Lehman. Further information is available here.
Wetlands in a Dry Land: Online Book Launch and Roundtable
15 July 2021, 3.30-4.30pm AEST, Zoom
Wetlands in a Dry Land: More-than-Human Histories of Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin by Emily O’Gorman will be launched by Professor Emerita Heather Goodall. The launch will include a Roundtable discussion on histories and futures of rivers and wetlands with Associate Professor Bradley Moggridge, Professor Emerita Grace Karskens and Professor Emerita Heather Goodall. The annual meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Environmental History Network will immediately follow. All those interested are warmly invited to attend. Further information is available here.
Victorian Community History Awards
The Victorian Community History Awards are held annually to recognise the contributions made by Victorians in the preservation of the state’s fascinating history, published during the previous year. Presented by Public Record Office Victoria in partnership with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, the awards celebrate the people involved in community history projects who are dedicated to telling local stories which help all Victorians to better understand their past. Categories include: the Victorian Premier’s History Award, Collaborative History, Local History Project, History Publication Award, Oral History and History Article Award. Applications due 7 July 2021 and further information is available here.
Call for Papers
“Imperialism and its agents must be destroyed”: Australian Workers and Anti-Colonialism in the Twentieth Century CFP
TBC December 2021
The Australian working-class movement has a mixed history of internationalism and solidarity, to say the least…It is to this untidy mixture of legacies that this symposium returns. Since the publication of Who are our enemies: Racism and the Australian Working Class in 1978, there has been an explosion of work mapping the contours of this troubling relationship. The ‘transnational’ turn has offered new ways of understanding how Australian workers formed part of international networks of racial exclusion and control, as well as participating in global and regional alliances to undermine these. Work has focused on how unions and working-class political parties sought-often furtively or half-heartedly-to support Indigenous Australians, either as workers or, more rarely, political subjects in their own right. This symposium takes such work as a stepping off point, and invites papers on topics such as, but not limited to: solidarity campaigns; relationships between ‘white’ workers and recent migrants; the Australian working class and international organisations; the far left and the politics of anti-colonialism; movements against wars of imperialism; colonial subjects organising in Australia. Abstracts are due 15 August 2021 and there is further information here.
InASA ECR Publication Subsidy Scheme
Applications for the 2021 InASA ECR Publication Subsidy Scheme can now be submitted. This publishing subsidy is designed to assist early career researchers working in Australian Studies who are publishing a monograph. Please address applications to Maggie Nolan, Maggie.Nolan@acu.edu.au. Applications are due by 30 June 2021.
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.
AHA History Graduates Survey
Do you have an undergraduate and/or postgraduate degree in history or related field? Then the AHA wants you to take their survey! They are hoping to capture the diverse experiences of as many history graduates as possible so please circulate the link below to your networks. The survey is open from 1 March to 30 June 2021.
Call for Paper Reminders
Pacific Histories Association Conference, University of South Pacific, Suva
17 – 20 November 2021
Individual paper proposals for the 2021 PHA Biennial conference, ‘In Their Own Words’ are now open. Given the uncertainty of the global COVID-19 situation, we are preparing to host a combined face-to-face/online conference so that those who are unable to travel to Fiji can participate. Please note that sessions will not be recorded and only papers presented in person (face-to-face or online) will be accepted. More details here.