Happy Friday. Get your publications, call for papers, announcements and events to me (Anna) by COB Wednesday for publication on Friday.
On the 8th September we will have Paige Mahoney with a seminar titled A murder in Daylesford: researching crime in colonial Victoria.
The teaching team in AIH 264 The Holocaust are thrilled to have 95 year young Sarah, a child survivor of the Holocaust, talk to our students about her life experiences. CHRG members are welcome to attend and listen to Sarah’s testimony.
Monday August 30
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Please contact Tony (email@example.com) or Donna (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the Zoom link details.
Huge congratulations to Bronwyn Shepherd who recently completed her PhD and congratulations also to Brad Underhill who has submitted his PhD this week.
Reproductive Lifecycles: A Multidisciplinary Experts’ Meeting
8 September 2021
Convened by the In/fertility Research Network with La Trobe University, this free one-day event will bring together experts in menstruation, contraception and abortion, pregnancy and birthing, infertility, and reproductive health from the education, health and not-for-profit sectors to discuss evidence-based policy solutions for reproductive and fertility challenges.
The organisers, researchers in the history and sociology of fertility, pregnancy, miscarriage, mothering and menopause, seek to initiate multi-disciplinary conversations around knowledge sharing, access to care and empowerment across a person’s full reproductive life, from menarche to menopause.
Sessions will address issues including educating for abortion delivery; access to fertility treatment for minority groups; culturally safe birthing practices; and workplace laws relating to reproductive health.
Speakers include: Odette Best, Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Southern Queensland; Kirsten Black, academic gynaecologist and Chief Investigator, NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women in Primary Care; Jax Jacki Brown, LGBTQIA+ and disability activist; Ruth De Souza, nurse and multi-disciplinary researcher; Karin Hammarberg, Senior Researcher at VARTA; Fiona Kelly, Dean of La Trobe Law School; Naomi Simmonds Raukawa, Ngāti Huri, Co-director of Tūānuku Ltd; Helena Teede, Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation Director and lead Chief Investigator, NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Women’s Health in Reproductive Life; and many more.
This live event will be held via Zoom, 9:15am–3:15pm. Download the program here. Registrations now open, limited spaces available. Visit our website for more information, or contact Sianan Healy.
Call for Papers
Jewish History in a Global Context: Telling Transnational Stories
Australian Association for Jewish Studies
Deakin University, City Centre Campus
13th – 15th February, 2022
Supported by the Contemporary Histories Research Group at Deakin University.
Ever since the seminal 2005 volume Connected Worlds; History in Transnational Perspective co-edited by Ann Curthoys and Marilyn Lake brought transnational approaches to Australian history into focus, a growing scholarship has examined the ways in which the past and its representations are shaped through processes and relationships across national borders. Jewish historical scholarship has traditionally been alive to these approaches with mobilities, diaspora, travel, memory and mobilities as key themes (Kahn and Mendelsohn 2014). Despite this, as Sarah Green (2008) and others remind us, borders are processes; acts of imagination as well as objects that perform in myriad ways to try and halt the movement of people, things and ideas. This conference seeks to explore what new ways of approaching Jewish histories might be developed through the intersection between transnational histories and border studies. How have borders interrupted the transnational flow of people, things and ideas? How have material and imaginative borders been overcome? In what ways can thinking with and across borders shed new light on the people and process of the past? How have the complexities of these transnational histories been told and represented through film, photography, testimony, literature and in galleries, archives, and museums?
We invite proposals for papers relating to current research in this broad area.
• Proposals for special sessions (roundtables, film screenings or discussions of new book releases will also be considered).
• Outstanding papers on other Judaic related topics will be considered but preference will be given to those bearing directly on the conference theme.
Papers should be no longer than 20 minutes. Deadline for proposals is September 18, 2021. Submissions should include an abstract of no more than 250 words, and a short biographical note, no longer than 50 words and sent to: email@example.com
We encourage postgraduate students to apply. After the conference, presenters are also invited to submit written articles for consideration for publication in the Australian Journal of Jewish Studies. Presenters at the conference must be current AAJS members for 2021 (membership can be paid as part of the conference registration fee).
Further details about the conference can be found at: http://www.aajs.org.au/next-conference/
Convenors: Associate Professor Steven Cooke (Deakin University), Dr Donna-Lee Frieze (Deakin University), Dr Anna Hirsh (Jewish Holocaust Centre, Melbourne)
Collecting the West
Collecting the West is a unique collaboration between The University of Western Australia and Deakin University in partnership with Western Australia’s key collecting institutions – the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the State Library of Western Australia & the Western Australian Museum – as well as the British Museum, where many of the state’s collections are held. Their seminar series will kick off on 23rd September – more details here.
Virtual Public Meeting of the State Department Historical Advisory Committee
30th August 10am (EDT)/31 August 12midnight (AEST)
The Department of State’s Advisory Committee for Historical Diplomatic Documentation will hold a virtual public meeting on August 30, 2021. The meeting, which will begin at 10 AM, will feature a presentation at 11:00 AM from the Office of the Historian’s Digital History Advisor, Joseph Wicentowski. Dr. Wicentowski will discuss the origins and evolution of the Foreign Relations of the United States digital edition, how to make the most of the website’s search capabilities, and how to access the FRUS open data corpus. This presentation will be of keen interest to those working in the field of digital humanities, historians of U.S. foreign relations, international historians, their students, and many others. To attend, please RSVP via email to Julie Fort at FortJL@state.gov. Instructions on how to join the virtual meeting will be provided upon receipt of RSVP.
On the APH website this week we have an opinion piece by Dr Jessica Stroja, calling for more support for refugee communities in lockdown.
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.
Allan Martin Award
The Allan Martin Award is a research fellowship intended to assist early-career historians further their research in Australian history. It is available to all early career historians (within five years of the award of their PhD degree), whether academic, professional, or public historians working in museums, war memorials and other institutions. Funding of up to $4500 is awarded every year to assist towards the expenses of a research trip – in Australia or overseas – undertaken in support of a project in Australian history. Intention to submit due 1 October 2021, applications close 1 December 2021. More info here.
Asia Studies Grants, NLA
With the support of the Harold S. Williams Trust Fund and private donors, the Asia Study Grants program provides researchers and PhD students the opportunity to engage with the National Library of Australia’s Asian language and Asia-related collections. Six grants will be available in 2022. These grants offer a four-week period of intensive research at a negotiated time during 2022, where scholars have privileged access to the Library’s materials, facilities and staff. Applications are due 30 August 2021. More info here.
Magarey Medal for Biography
This is awarded biennially to the female person who has published the work judged to be the best biographical writing on an Australian subject. The 2020 Medal will be awarded for a book published in 2020 or 2021. For the 2022 round, the Magarey Medal will be administered by the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL). Applications close 31 January 2022. More information is here.
The Serle Award
An award given to the best postgraduate thesis in Australian history. The 2022 Award will be granted for a thesis passed in the period 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2021. Applications close 31 January 2022. More info here.
The W. K. Hancock Prize
This prize recognises and encourages an Australian scholar who has recently published a first scholarly book in any field of history. 2022 Prizes will be awarded for a work published in 2020 or 2021. Applications close 31 January 2022. Further details here.
State Library of Victoria Fellowships 2022
Applications are now open for the 2022 State Library Victoria Fellowships Program.
This is a unique opportunity for creatives and scholars to immerse themselves in the vast collection of more than 5 million items, including manuscripts, maps, music, newspapers and more, and bring them to life in new and innovative ways. There are 16 fellowships available, including the Berry Family Fellowship, La Trobe Society Fellowship and Redmond Barry Fellowship. Applications due 5 September 2021. More information here.
Journal of Applied History Seeks Submissions
The Journal of Applied History, published by Brill, welcomes articles on a wide range of subjects using an Applied History approach. Information about the journal and how to submit an article is available here. The journal would be grateful if members of the Contemporary Histories Research Group at Deakin could share this information with other faculty, their networks, and advanced graduate students. Please direct any questions to CHRG affiliate Nathaniel Moir at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 COVID-19 situation in Fiji, the conference will be held entirely online. More details here.