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Thanks to Jacqui Baker for her really interesting ‘An interesting and animated discussion’: The Geelong Ladies Reading Circle Project. And best of luck for the rest of your placement Jacqui!
Next Wednesday, David Ekbladh will be joining us for his presentation The Rover Boys of Reconstruction: International Foundations of the Pax Americana. David will be visiting Deakin from Tufts University. Location details at Waurn Ponds and Burwood, as well as a link to the zoom, are available in the link above. On the 10th August Matthew Ricketson will join us for his rescheduled seminar The conspiracy of silence around the ABC and its “media proprietor” – the federal government.
Clare Corbould has reviewed a new biography of George Floyd, murdered in 2020 by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, for The Conversation.
In the Media
James Lesh was interviewed for an article in The Australian on adaptive reuse of heritage buildings.
This week on APH, Joshua Black has reviewed Francis Fukuyama’s new book – Liberalism and its Discontents.
School History Survey: Do you know any Year 10, 11 or 12 students?
We would love to hear their views on subject selection and History as a school subject. Year 10, 11 or 12 students from all over Australia, who may or may not be studying History at school, are invited to share their views in this national survey. Feel free to pass this link on and we are very happy for students to pass it on to their friends too. https://researchsurveys.deakin.edu.au/jfe/form/SV_2aykv6JYA1yh4LY You can see more from the researchers – Rebecca Cairns and Kerri Garrard at the project Instagram page.
The History Council of Victoria has two awards now open – the Jane Hansen Prize for History Advocacy and the Lynette Russell Prize for First Peoples’ History in School. Check out the details in the links. Applications close this Sunday!
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.
Conferences and Call for Papers Reminders
2022 InASA Conference: It’s Time…Again
ANU and Old Parliament House, Canberra
30 November – 2 December 2022.
CFP Date Extended to 31 July 2022 (this Sunday)! The Conference committee is calling for abstracts of 150 words and a short biography of 75 words.
The theme of the conference draws its inspiration from the 50 year anniversary of the Whitlam government’s election in 1972 – an event seen by many as not merely a political turning point, but also a social and cultural awakening from a long post-war torpor. Elected on December 2 – a date which coincides with the last day of our 3-day program – Gough Whitlam’s reforming Labor government ended 23 straight years of Coalition rule. Fittingly, conference participants will enjoy a keynote address in the historic House of Representatives chamber at Old Parliament House – one of Australia’s most cherished buildings and the stage for the dramatic conclusion to that tumultuous chapter in Australian history. The conference drinks and dinner will follow the keynote address in the elegant King’s Hall, between the two chambers. You can submit your abstract here. More details about the conference including the keynote speakers, postgraduate travel bursaries and conference events will be announced shortly. You may also direct any queries to email@example.com