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Congratulations to CHRG member Associate Professor Tiffany Shellam is leading a new ARC Linkage Project: ‘Entangled Knowledges: Kaartdijin, Science and History in the Robert Neill collection’.
This project aims to reverse the trajectories of Menang Nyungar knowledge imbedded in a historical fish collection, returning language, stories, and fishing practices to the Menang community. By working in a cross-sector, collaborative and Indigenous-governed team our research will enrich and re-frame the understanding of this collection in the National Museum of Scotland and Natural History Museum, London, unearth Indigenous taxonomic practices, produce new histories of biocultural collections, and develop the ‘kaartdijin model’ for participatory cross-cultural and cross-sector collaborations. Workshops on Country will produce content for a digital reassembling of the collection to be used by museum partners, ensuring wide cross-sector and community engagement with project outcomes.
The project will be governed by the Albany Heritage Reference Group Aboriginal Corporation and partnering with National Museums Scotland; Natural History Museum, London; National Museum of Australia; Western Australian Museum; The University of Western Australia; and the City of Albany.
Thanks to everyone who came along to our Seminar this week with Andrew Vandenberg. Next Wednesday is Linda Wells at 11am.
The seminars for March are:
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.
We will take a break on Wednesday 7th April for the mid-trimester break.
On 12th May we will have the first in a series of seminars around the theme of Multiple pasts and conflicted presents: History in conversation. The first in the series will be a conversation with Dr. Samantha Cutrara and her new book ‘Transforming the Canadian History Classroom: Imagining a new we’.
Anna Kent had a piece published on the Australian Policy and History website – Australia Awards, where to now?
PhD Scholarship Available
The successful candidate to work with CHRG members David Lowe and Carolyn Holbrook and Professor Eckart Conze from Philipps University Marburg in Germany as part of a project that examines the history of national security in Australia. The project aims to determine what the concept of national security has meant to Australians since 1901, and how its meanings have changed over time. More information is available here or you can contact Carolyn.
History Council of Victoria Book Group
7pm Tuesday 13 April
Author of The Biscuit, Lizzie Collingham, in conversation with David Lowe in April, then further events in May and June.
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.
Book Proposals, Skills for New Historians Seminar
30 March 2021, 3-5pm AEDT via Zoom
The second seminar in the Skills for New Historians seminar series on the Book Proposal. Just how do you write one? What are publishers looking for? How do you choose the best publisher for your work? This upcoming seminar will feature a panel of three speakers immensely qualified to address these questions and more: Professor Melanie Oppenheimer, Dr Nathan Hollier, and Dr James Keating. Register via email@example.com by 29 March 2021.
Call for Paper Reminders
MHJ Call for Abstracts
“(Dis)junctures” Volume 48 (2021)
The MHJ is extending its Call for Abstracts for its 2021 volume “(Dis)junctures”.
Published since 1961, Melbourne Historical Journal (MHJ) is a refereed journal for the publication of Australian, Aotearoa/New Zealand and Pacific graduate and early career researcher work in history. It is open to new approaches and aims to present original graduate work to a wide and responsive readership.
Abstracts of 250-500 words are due Friday 9 April, 2021. Please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions are now open for the November 2021 issue of the Provenance journal.
Provenance invites contributions on any subject. To be eligible for publication, articles must have been researched using original records held by Public Record Office Victoria or contain research that promotes a better understanding of the collection. You can submit an article to be peer-reviewed by experts in the field, or a general paper based on your research findings or research journey. Submissions are encouraged from students, emerging scholars, community-based and family researchers, academics, and professional historians. If you’re interested in submitting to Provenance, or have any questions, please contact the editor at email@example.com. The deadline for submissions is 30 April 2021.
United Nations and Korean War (1950-1953): Politics, War and Peace
21-24 October 2021
The Institute for Korean Unification (IKU), Pusan National University is hosting an international conference on the United Nations and the Korean War. This conference is to explore the involvement of the United Nations for ‘the Forgotten War.’ The theme can be analysed in a multidisciplinary approach of history, politics, anthropology, sociology, war strategy, human movement, medicine, refugee, POWs, Busan studies, unification policy, education, and human rights. The conference will be an onsite conference even though the condition could be changed to a zoom conference. The proposal deadline is 21 May 2021.
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.