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On the 31st August we will have Nick Oates with his seminar New Deals in the Australian Territories in the Mid-Twentieth Century. Our first seminar in September is with Prof. Christina Twomey (Monash), who will be giving a paper titled Friends or Servants? Domestic service, femininity and decolonisation in overseas military communities, 1950s-1980s.
- Susie Protschky has edited a new special issue of the Indonesia journal – Disaster in Indonesia. Susie wrote the critical introduction, Disaster in Indonesia: Along the Fault Line toward New Approaches, and a research article, Military Responses to and Forms of Knowledge About Natural Disaster in Colonial Indonesia, 1865–1930, in the issue.
- Following the release of the State of the Environment Report (2021), James Lesh has written in The Conversation about an agenda for integrating sustainability and urban heritage.
- Roy Hay has a new article published in TEXT – Hay, Roy. 2022. “The Sporting Press and Indigenous Culture in the Nineteenth Century.” TEXT 26 (Special 67): 1–14.
- Carla Pascoe Leahy has a new (open access) publication – Sustainable Academia: The Responsibilities of Academic Historians in a Climate-Impacted World.
- Rohan Bastin has two new publications –
- Rohan Bastin, “The State will have no religion”: Secularism and Conversion in Post-Nation-State India. In Rethinking Sovereignty: Religious Boundaries and Transgressions in South, Southeast Asia and Australasia edited by James Taylor and Roshan de Silva-Wijeyeratne, Chiang Mai University Press.
- Rohan Bastin, Suicide Bombers and Social Death. In Extremism, Society, and the State edited by Giacomo Loperfido. Berghahn Books.
On the APH website this week, Jacquelyn Baker reviews Nadia Wheatley (ed), Sneaky Little Revolutions: Selected Essays of Charmian Clift.
The Geelong Ladies Reading Circle Exhibition
6 September, Kim barne thaliyu / Geelong Heritage Centre
This exhibition about the Geelong Ladies Reading Circle shares minute books and memorabilia from this significant group. The Geelong Ladies Reading Circle met for the first time in 1907. Throughout the 1900s, members of the Circle met monthly to discuss novels; poetry; history; essays; biographies; and travel writing. The minute books and memorabilia reveal how women’s reading practices in Geelong have changed over time. The exhibition is curated by Jacqui Baker, who spoke about the Geelong Ladies Reading Circle in a recent CHRG Seminar. Jacqui has also written about her project here.
Oral History Participant Request
The Geelong Ladies Reading Circle Participants
The Geelong Ladies Reading Circle is one of the longest running reading circles in Australia. With records dating back to 1907, the Geelong Ladies Reading Circle is a significant group in Geelong’s social history. Kim barne thaliyu / Geelong Heritage Centre holds a collection of the group’s minute books and memorabilia and are currently seeking oral history contributions from past and present members. This work is being undertaken by Jacqui Baker, and you can find out more about the project here.
“Scarred nations: Intrastate conflict, legacies and reconciliation / Titiro whakamuri ki anga whakamua”
Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand
16-21 April 2023
This international, multidisciplinary symposium is being organised by
- Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira
- Massey University Te Kunenga Ki Pūrehuroa
- Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage
- WHAM (War History Heritage Art and Memory) Research Network
You can find further information at their website.
We are seeking applications for a PhD position in an interdisciplinary public health humanities project to commence at the start of 2023. The PhD is supported as part of an Australian Research Council Linkage Project LP210100204: “Cancer culture: understanding the historical links between research, advocacy, policy and behavioural change in Australian anti-cancer campaigns”, a collaborative project involving researchers from the University of Melbourne, Deakin University, Flinders University and Cancer Council Victoria (CCV). Expressions of interest are due by the 9 September 2022.
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.