Get your publications, call for papers, announcements and events to me (Anna) by COB Wednesday for publication on Friday.
Thanks to everyone who came along to the seminars, gave a seminar, asked a question or encouraged a student or colleague to present in the 2021 Seminar Series. We have already started planning the 2022 series so get in touch if you’re interested in participating.
…to Sarah Pinto who this week was the Local History Small Publication Award winner for Places of Reconciliation: Commemorating Indigenous History in the Heart of Melbourne. Congratulations also to all the other nominated and commended colleagues. You can read more here.
Carolyn Holbrook has co-authored with Graham Seal a chapter called ‘The Digger’ in Richard White and Melissa Harper, Symbols of Australian Nationhood, NewSouth, 2021.
Carolyn has also a co-authored piece with Martin Crotty in the Conversation’s new compilation, No, You’re not Entitled to Your Opinion. Their piece is called ‘The Anzac legend has blinded Australia to its war atrocities. It’s time for a reckoning’. Clare Corbould also has a piece in this compilation. There is a 20% off discount code, which is valid until 30 December: CON20
Carolyn Holbrook will be presenting a paper on ‘Jeremy Bentham and Queen Victoria: The Making of the Australian Federation’ at the International Association of Federalism Centres Annual Conference in Innsbruck tonight.
Collecting the West
4 November, 4pm AWST.
Professor Andrea Witcomb will present Regimes of value in world cultures collecting in the Western Australian Museum.
One of the ways in which the Western Australian Museum built its collection was through a practice of exchange within a global network of collecting institutions. Over a period of time, between 1895 when the Museum opened and the late 1920s, the Museum effectively became an entrepôt, as objects moved in and out of its collection storage. In documenting these exchanges, this paper will analyse the nature of the material that went out and came in, how the material was collected and by whom as well as where the Western Australian material went, using a relational database developed for the Collecting the West project. In analysing this movement, the paper will provide an interpretation of the values – economic and cultural – that underlined the choice of objects at either end, and the ways in which the movement of collections both identified Western Australia’s uniqueness to the rest of the world and connected Western Australia to the world. Registrations are currently open via Eventbrite.
Social Policy Conference
25 October–5 November 2021
The 2021 Australian Social Policy Conference will be held online with free registration open to everyone. The conference is hosted by the UNSW Social Policy Research Centre, with session convenors from across Australia. Find more information here.
Making Public Histories – Child Labour and Slavery
25 November, 5pm
Jane Lydon (University of Western Australia), Claire Lowrie (University of Wollongong) and Susie Protschky (Deakin University), share their research into histories of slavery. You can find more details and book here.
International Symposium on Public Health
9 November 2021
Australian Policy and History and the Contemporary Histories Research Group at Deakin University will host leading academics and policy experts from across the world to discuss public health policy from historical and contemporary perspectives. Speakers including Hon Dr Neal Blewett, Bill Bowtell AO and Professor Catherine Bennett talking about the foundation of Medicare and the contemporary state of our public health system. Historians from the US, UK and Canada will offer perspectives on their health systems. You can read more about the event here, and you can register for the free online symposium here.
2022 Australian War Memorial Summer Vacation Scholarship Scheme
Applications are now open for the 2022 Australian War Memorial Summer Vacation Scholarship Scheme. Up to two scholarships will be awarded to history students who are undertaking postgraduate studies or are entering their Honours (fourth) year of an undergraduate course. The scholarships are also open to students enrolled in museum or public history courses. The successful scholars will be hosted at the Memorial between 17 January and 25 February 2022. The Australian War Memorial is committed to running Summer Vacation Scholarship Scheme in 2022, providing a COVID-safe environment for visitors and staff. The health and safety of our visitors, veteran community, staff and volunteers remains top priority for the Australian War Memorial. National health advice and associated travel restrictions may place constraints on some applicants, and there may be unanticipated changes to arrangements at late notice. Applications due 5pm AEDT, 12 November 2021. More details available here.
Army History Research Grants
The Australian Army History Unit is now accepting applications for the 2022/23 Army History Research Grants Scheme. The Scheme is designed to support and encourage original research into the history of the Australian Army. The AAHU values new or unique research that contributes to a deeper understanding of the history of the Australian Army and can contribute to Army’s current and future development and the professional military education of its members. AAHU encourages applications from a broad field of researchers, either individually or as a team. Grants are available up to a maximum amount of $15, 000 for one year. For significant research projects, multi-year grants are available for up $15, 000 per year for up to three consecutive years (to a maximum of $45, 000). If you have any questions about the grants scheme, how to apply, or whether your research is eligible, please contact AAHU.Grants@defence.gov.au
Applications close 5pm 19 November 2021, and you can find further information here.
Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship
The Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship, valued at $20,000, supports Australian writers working on biography projects. The Fellowship was established by the family and friends of Hazel Rowley, one of the world’s leading biographers, to commemorate her life and writing legacy following her death in 2011.
The Fellowship is open to Australian citizens and permanent residents. Up to $20,000 is awarded for travel and research to further a writing proposal or work in progress. It may not be used to pay for a research assistant or to subsidise a publication. The focus is on biography, but extends to an aspect of cultural or social history compatible with Hazel’s interest areas. Preference is given to projects that are about ‘risk-taking’ and expanding horizons, promote discussion of ideas, and make a significant contribution to public intellectual life. Applications due 16 November 2021. More details here.
Freilich Project Early Career Research Small Grant Scheme
The Freilich Project offers up to three grants of $5000 each to emerging scholars as part of its Early Career Research Small Grants Scheme. The grants assist research into the causes, histories and effects of ethnic, cultural, religious and sexual bigotry and animosity. They also support research that explores how such intolerance can be combatted, and co-existence promoted. Applications due 12 November 2021. More details 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 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.
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
Call for Papers Reminders
Australian and New Zealand Studies Association of North America 28th Annual Conference CFP
2-4 February 2022, The University of Texas at Austin
The Australian and New Zealand Studies Association of North America invites scholars, graduate students*, professionals, writers, and artists to submit papers and roundtable discussions to our 28th annual conference, which will take place in Austin, Texas. There is no specific conference theme, but ANZSANA will use the 2022 gathering as an occasion to spotlight the recently formed Australia-United Kingdom-United States (AUKUS) partnership and its implications for international security in a set of panels and/or featured speakers. Papers on AUKUS-related matters will be considered for publication in a special issue of the Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs (JIPA), a professional journal of the Department of the Air Force and a forum for worldwide dialogue regarding the Indo-Pacific region. Abstracts due 3 December 2021. You can get more information here.