As Victoria starts one week of lockdown we wish you all the best of luck with the next (hopefully) 7 days.
Be sure to get your publications, call for papers, announcements and events to me (Anna) by COB Wednesday for publication on Friday.
Because of the current Covid-19 restrictions Deakin campuses are closed so our 2nd June seminar will be online only.
The 2nd June seminar will be held in conjunction with the Climate Change Communication and Narratives Network, and will be presented by NAJ Taylor – Locating Australia’s nuclear archive: politics, culture, philosophy
Our Books Editor, Lyndon Megarrity, has reviewed a new collection edited by Graeme Smith and Terence Wesley-Smith, about Australia, China and the Pacific region: The China Alternative: Changing Regional Order in the Pacific Islands, ANU Press, Canberra 2021. You can find the review here.
Senior Lecturer in History
Deakin is recruiting for a Senior Lecturer in History. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to a vibrant research group and a new History major currently being prepared. In broad terms, our desire to provide dynamic and engaging learning experiences is focused on the making of the modern world, interpreted through different thematic and geographic lenses. Areas of special interest for this appointment include, but are not restricted to, applied/public history, economic history, environmental history, Indigenous histories, the history of science/medicine, modern Asia, modern Africa, and contemporary European history. More details here, with applications closing 6th June.
As part of preparations for Excellent in Research Australia (ERA 2023) Deakin University is seeking to ensure that every researcher at Deakin has a valid, individual ORCID ID. This ID is also becoming an essential part of applying of many different sources of external grant funding and is a unique research identifier. You can register for an ORCID ID here. (NB: HDR students are able to register for an ORCID ID.)
AHA Skills for New Historians Seminar | Peer Review
1 June 2021, 3-4.30pm AEST, via Zoom
Peer review is a fundamental part of the academic experience — our papers, grant applications, and books get sent to unknown (to us) readers, who pore over these texts to decide whether you get published, funding, or a good review. It’s fundamental … and yet can be a personal, intimate experience too, as we often pour so much of ourselves into our writing. A good review can be elating, whereas a bad review can be debilitating. There are few formal guidelines or frameworks through which to approach reviewers’ reports, and dreaded Reviewer 2 can strike at any moment. How do we go about this process? At the same time, there are no formal lessons on how to be a good reviewer. How do you give constructive, thoughtful, helpful feedback … without becoming Reviewer 2 yourself? Our next seminar will explore all things peer review from both sides of the table, with two experienced speakers: Professor Kate Fullagar (ACU): current co-editor of History Australia and Associate Professor Lisa Featherstone (UQ): current co-editor of Law & History and Australian Journal of Politics and History. Register via firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 May 2021.
Patrick Wolfe Early Career Researcher Conference Bursary
The second round of the Patrick Wolfe Bursary is now open. This award has generously been extended to two recipients, assisting 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 15 June 2021 . Further information.
AHA Postgraduate Travel and Writing Conference Bursaries
The Australian Historical Association is offering four travel and writing bursaries linked to the 2021 AHA annual conference. The bursaries are intended to encourage and support emerging historians who would otherwise be unable to attend the conference. The bursary provides financial assistance as well as workshops and mentoring to turn their conference paper into a journal article.
Applications close 15 June 2021. Further information.
AHA/Honest History Conference 2021 Secondary School Teacher Scholarship
The AHA/Honest History: AHA Conference Teacher Scholarship is being offered for another year. The Scholarship supports a History teacher to attend the annual AHA Conference to promote engagement between History teachers and the broader historical community. Funding for this scheme is made possible by a generous donation from Honest History which supports balanced and honest history writing in Australia. The scholarship, valued at $400, provides financial assistance to facilitate attendance at the conference. The money is to be used towards assisting with registration costs, travel and accommodation. Applications due 15 June 2021 . Further information .
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.
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
CFP DUE SOON | 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. The submission date has been extended to 18 June 2021.
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 uncertainty of the global COVID-19 situation, we are preparing to host a combined face-to-face/online conference so that those who are unable to travel to Fiji can participate. Please note that sessions will not be recorded and only papers presented in person (face-to-face or online) will be accepted. More details here.