Welcome to the newsletter this week. Remember to send through any publications, CFPs, events, opportunities (jobs, postdocs, fellowships etc), images and other news to Anna by COB Wednesday for publication in the Friday newsletter.
Update on Facebook
Our CHRG Facebook page was not affected by the Facebook changes to news publications last week, however APH was restricted. APH is now live again.
Carolyn Holbrook had a journal article published in Australian Historical Studies – Anzac, Empire and War: Australian Nationalism and the Campaign for Imperial Federation.
While Federation in 1901 failed to lodge in the popular imagination, Australians widely embraced the idea that their nation was born at Gallipoli during World War I. Despite its subsequent ubiquity, the form of nationalism that spawned the legend of martial birth was not the only kind that had currency during World War I. This article traces the ideal of Australian nationhood held by imperialist liberals, such as Alfred Deakin and members of the Round Table group, through the campaign for imperial federation. It argues that the distance between Australian and British interests that became apparent during the war and the peace process put paid to Australian interest in imperial federation, and to the quasi-mystical ideal of nationalism that went with it. Australians were left with a martial nationalism that was more strident, parochial and anxious than the imperial liberalism that propelled the Federation movement.
Klaus Neumann has a book chapter published.
Neumann, Klaus. 2021. “Truth telling and the art of listening: To the Islands.” In Randolph Stow: Critical Essays, ed. Kate Leah Rendell, 77-94. Nedlands: UWA Publishing.
This morning Jon Ritchie published an obituary for Sir Michael Somare in The Conversation, the first Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea who passed away overnight.
Deb Lee-Talbot has reviewed James Keating’s recent book, Distant sisters: Australasian women and the international struggle for the vote, 1880–1914 for APH.
The seminar series is shaping up, make sure to get in touch if you would like to present. We have one spot open in April. We will also be running the first of a series of seminars in conjunction with the AARE History and Education SIG. The first, on the 12th May, will be a conversation with Canadian Dr Samantha Cutrara.
The seminars for March are:
Wednesday March 10th | Professor Andrew Singleton: “Have the Dead Stopped Talking? The Fate of the Spiritualist Church Movement in Post War Australia”
Wednesday March 17th | Dr David Wetherell: Robert Banks Jenkinson and family
Wednesday March 24th | Professor Andrew Vandenberg: The Historical Construction of Bali’s Security Groups
Wednesday March 31st | Linda Wells: Pushing the boundaries of Australian history writing through a creative, post-colonial telling of the story of the Bungalow Alice Springs, 1914 – 1929.
After a donation from the presenting sponsor Pritzker Military Museum and Library, the March 5–6, 2021, International Conference on World War II is now 100% virtual and completely free of charge.
This exclusive, one-time-only, free, virtual program will continue the tradition of bringing robust educational sessions from world-renowned speakers to our audience, this time in an easily accessible, online format. These sessions will be streamed live and recorded sessions will be available on demand after they air. To register, or for more information, please visit ww2conference.com.
‘Digital Histories’ – First ‘Skills For New Historians’ Seminar
5 March 2021, 4.00-6.00pm (online)
The seminar series will begin with a topic that is important generally but especially timely right now: Digital Histories. Our limited travel abilities in the age of COVID have only emphasised the importance and possibilities of the digital world. Whether engaging with digital archives or using digital tools to analyse archives or promote research, the digital research landscape is an exciting and ever-shifting space that offers countless opportunities for historians. The seminar will be led by A/Prof Tim Sherratt and Dr Alana Piper. You can register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by 4 March 2021. This seminar is for ECRs and HDRs who are members of the AHA.
Call For Paper Reminders
Unfinished Business: AHA 2021
29 November – 2 December
State Library of New South Wales & UNSW Sydney
The call for proposals for the 39th AHA Conference is open. Submissions due 31 May 2021.
Oral History in Troubled Times: Opportunities and Challenges, Oral History Australia Biennial Conference 2021 (CFP Extended)
14-16 October 2021, Launceston, Tasmania.
Proposals are due 1 April 2021.
Australasian Association for European History Biennial Conference 2021
5-7 July 2021 (Online)
The AAEH welcomes twenty-minute papers on any aspect of modern European history. Proposals due 15 March 2021.
Book Review Editor, Labour History
The journal Labour History: a journal of labour and social history is seeking two book review editors to replace Phillip Deery and Stuart Macintyre who are standing down after the November 2021 issue. Please forward your expression of interest to Carl Power email@example.com by 1 April 2021. Full support will be given by the current book review editors to assist with the transition.
Postdoctoral research fellowship
These support the full-time research of rising scholars who have recently earned a PhD of a Korea-related topic at a European university or research organisation. Two fellowships are available, providing stipend support for one year.
Closing date: 20 Apr 21 (Forecast)
Toi tipu Toi rea – emerging Māori artist grant
Creative New Zealand – Arts Council of New Zealand | Toi Aotearoa
This supports Māori artists or practitioners, at an early stage of their career, in undertaking an arts project.
Closing date: 23 Apr 21 (Forecast)
Army History Research Grants – Guidance for Applicants, Application Form and Assessment Process are available on the AAHU Website. Applications close COB 5 March 2021.
Whitlam Research Fellow, Whitlam Institute – The E.G. Whitlam Research Fellowship has been established for the purpose of promoting research in Australian politics and public policy that demonstrates the contemporary relevance of the values and policies that informed Gough Whitlam’s social democratic vision to 21st century Australia. Applications close 5 March 2021.
Laureate Postdoctoral Fellows, Centre for History and Population, UNSW – Applications are currently open for three Laureate Postdoctoral Fellows at the Laureate Centre for History & Population at UNSW. Applications close 15 March 2021.