Happy Friday! Don’t forget to send Anna your publications, seminars, conferences, calls for papers and other news and celebrations.
CHRG Seminar Series
We had a great conversation on Pedagogy on Wednesday. Next Wednesday (30th March) we will have Al Thomson join us from Monash for his seminar – Being there: Indigenous Australian fathering in the twenty-first century. And on the 6th April we will have Tristan Moss join us from Griffith for his seminar How Australia justifies space: myths and rationales of Australian spaceflight.
- Carolyn Holbrook has a new article in the Social History of Medicine – Public Health in a Federation: Lessons from the Spanish Influenza in Australia.
- CHRG member Matthew Ricketson has a new book, written with Patrick Mullins, being published next week. Who needs the ABC? Why taking it for granted is no longer an option will be published on the 29th March.
- PhD candidate Fiona Gatt has published a joint paper with University of Melbourne PhD candidate Cat Gay, ‘‘Re-Living the Early Days’: memory, childhood and self-indigenization, North Melbourne, 1934–1935’ in Postcolonial Studies. Fiona presented a paper to CHRG last year that included much of the material contained in this article, and she would like to thank CHRG members for providing feedback that inspired more research and reading that would ultimately be valuable in developing this publication.
The APH site has published a new book review this week. Cindi Davey (PhD candidate, James Cook University) has reviewed Ashley Hay’s Gum: The Story of Eucalypts and their Champions.
Holocaust Memorial Week 2022
CHRG members Donna Frieze and Steve Cooke have been working on a project related to the implementation of Holocaust Memorial Week 2022. The resources will be launched on 5th May at 5pm AEST by His Excellency Bernard Philip, Australian Ambassador to Sweden and head of the Australian Delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).
Supported by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills, and Employment as part of the Australian Government’s membership of the IHRA and commitment to Holocaust education, remembrance and research, the theme for 2022 is ‘The Power of Place’ and includes resources and lesson plans to support teachers and students engage with the connections between the Holocaust and Australia.
The online launch will also include an overview of the resources by Lauren Hovelroud (Kelvin Grove State College, QLD, and graduate of the Gandel Holocaust Studies Program for Australian Educators at Yad Vashem) and a discussion on creating safe and trusting learning environments when dealing with difficult histories by Dr Tebeje Molla (Deakin University). You can register your interest via https://holocaustremembrance.com.au/
Calling all people who are over 18 and own a Medicare card!
Carolyn Holbrook and David Lowe, together with colleagues Catherine Bennett and Kat Bogatyreva in the Health Faculty, are conducting research about our attitudes to Medicare & how they affect what services we access. You can win one of 4 $50 vouchers and 3 $100 vouchers by doing the survey. Thank you!
InASA ECR Publication Subsidy Scheme
Applications for the 2022 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 submit application forms to A/Prof Anthea Taylor, Chair, InASA ECR Publication Scheme Committee, International Australian Studies Association (InASA): firstname.lastname@example.org Applications are due by 5pm, 1 June 2022. You can find more information 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.
Environmental History Meets Public Policy
22 March – 21 June 2022
A series of training webinars ending with a hybrid stakeholder debate.
Through a series of practical workshops and roundtable discussions, participants will be introduced to different policy actors and the process of policy engagement will be demystified. Channels for engagement will be explored, and researchers will leave equipped with the tools and practical skill-set to actively bridge their research and the policy community. The climax of our series is a hybrid event in Berlin, which will feature lightning talks on possible policy lessons by invited environmental historians, and a feedback debate with policy stakeholders. You can find more details here.
27 June – 1 July 2022, Deakin University, Geelong Waterfront Campus
‘Urgent Histories’, on Wadawurrung country in Geelong, Australia, invites historians to focus on the uses and usefulness of the past in pressing contemporary public debates, disputes and narratives. It welcomes histories and history-making distinctive to the local and particular through to addressing shared human conditions. The website is here.
National Archives of Australia/Australian Historical Association scholarships assist talented postgraduate scholars with the cost of copying records held in the Archives. For example, scholars may be based in one city and want to see records located in an Archives office in another city. Assistance with digital copying costs will provide access to material that might not otherwise be possible. Students enrolled in a Masters or PhD degree in history are invited to apply. Four scholarships are awarded annually, with applications opening 1 March and closing 5pm 31 March. You can find more information here.
Jill Roe Early Career Researcher AHA Conference Scholarship Scheme
The Jill Roe Early Career Researcher AHA Conference Scholarship Scheme supports five Early Career Research historians to attend and present at the AHA annual conference. The scholarship, valued at $1000 per applicant, provides financial assistance for ECR applicants with little or no institutional support. The money is to be used towards assisting with registration costs, travel and accommodation. Applications close 31 March 2022. More information here.
Patrick Wolfe Early Career Researcher Conference Bursary
The Patrick Wolfe Bursary assists two early career researchers to participate in the AHA annual conference. The prize honours the career of Dr Patrick Wolfe (1949-2016), an eminent historian and forerunner in the field of settler colonial studies. This award is designed to extend Patrick’s legacy and support early career researchers to participate in the AHA Conference. The bursary will cover conference registration and attendance at the conference dinner. Applications due 31 March 2022. Further information here.
AHA Postgraduate Conference Support Scheme
In 2022 the Australian Historical Association is offering writing and financial support linked to the AHA annual conference. The scheme is intended to encourage and support up to six emerging historians who would otherwise be unable to attend the conference. The scheme will cover the cost of recipients’ registration to attend the 2022 AHA conference, as well as workshops and mentoring to assist them to turn their conference paper into a submissible journal article or book chapter. Applications close 31 March 2022 and there is further information here.
NLA Summer Scholarships
The National Library of Australia Summer Scholarships program supports PhD students who require access to the Library’s collections to assist their postgraduate research. Summer Scholars spend six weeks at the Library, from 9 January to 17 February 2023. Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to undertake their scholarship from 17 July to 25 August 2023. Scholars receive $6000 for use as a stipend, travel and accommodation support, special access to collections and access to the Fellows room and a personal workstation. Applications are due 5pm, 26 April 2022. More information is here.
If you would like further information about the NLA Summer Scholarships you can contact Deb Lee-Talbot who is currently in Canberra as an NLA Summer Scholar.