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Congratulations to Brad Underhill who this week was awarded the Hank Nelson Memorial Award. The Prize is awarded every two years for the best PhD thesis submitted by any student, internationally, on any aspect of PNG’s history or society.
Congratulations to Luke Keogh and Jason Gibson who have both had their books (The Wardian Case and Ceremony Men) shortlisted for the AHA Hancock Prize.
Klaus Neumann contributed a chapter about the use of oral history interviews in museums to a scholarly book about oral history in the twenty-first century that was recently published in Germany: Klaus Neumann, “Tonaufnahmen als Museumsdinge. Über ein ZeitzeugInnenprojekt des StadtMuseums Pirna”, in Linde Apel (ed.), Erinnern, erzählen, Geschichte schreiben. Oral History im 21. Jahrhundert (Berlin: Metropol, 2022), pp. 157-192.
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.
27 June – 1 July 2022, Deakin University, Geelong Waterfront Campus
Delegates to the 2022 AHA conference to be held at Deakin University’s Geelong Waterfront campus should now have received confirmation of acceptance of their abstracts. If you have not received an email from the conference organisers, please check your Junk folder, or otherwise contact the organisers at email@example.com. The registration portal is now open, and early bird registrations have been extended to TODAY. You can visit the conference website here.
Australia, New Zealand and China relations and the impact on education
As a research collective located across universities in Australia, New Zealand, China, and Hong Kong, we would like to invite you to participate in our online survey: Australia, New Zealand and China relations and the impact on education. The aim of this 20-minute survey is to capture the impact of the current geopolitical relations between Australia, New Zealand and China on various Education sectors. We are interested in the perspectives of teachers, lecturers, researchers, and professional staff working in schools, higher education and research institutes on how the recent geopolitical shifts have impacted your work and your work environment. We also invite you to share your views about possible future developments, challenges, and opportunities that you see emerging from the current situation. We also plan to carry out follow-up interviews, and the final question of the survey asks if you are interested in taking part.
To complete the survey, please go to: https://researchsurveys.deakin.edu.au/jfe/form/SV_3eoMt5V1uimfMI6
Presented by Public Record Office Victoria in partnership with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, the Victorian Community History Awards are held annually to celebrate the people involved in community history projects who are dedicated to telling local stories which help all Victorians to better understand their past. There are 11 award categories, including Victorian Premier’s History Award, History Publication Award and History Article Award. Applications are due 5pm, 8 July 2022. You can find more details here.
Lyndall Ryan Thesis Prize
The International Australian Studies Association (InASA) is calling for applications for the first biennial Lyndall Ryan Thesis Prize. This new award celebrates excellence in PhD research in the interdisciplinary field of Australian Studies. InASA is honoured to offer this $1,000 prize which Professor Ryan is generously sponsoring to support emerging scholars in Australian Studies. Applications are due by 5pm, 30 June 2022. You can find more information here.
Environmental History Meets Public Policy
22 March – 21 June 2022
A series of training webinars ending with a hybrid stakeholder debate.
Through a series of practical workshops and roundtable discussions, participants will be introduced to different policy actors and the process of policy engagement will be demystified. Channels for engagement will be explored, and researchers will leave equipped with the tools and practical skill-set to actively bridge their research and the policy community. The climax of our series is a hybrid event in Berlin, which will feature lightning talks on possible policy lessons by invited environmental historians, and a feedback debate with policy stakeholders. You can find more details here.
Conferences and Call for Papers Reminders
‘United Nations and Korean War (1950-53): Politics, War and Peace’ Conference
21-24 October 2022
The aim of this (on-site) conference is to explore the involvement of the United Nations for ‘the Forgotten War’ through the various case studies of individuals, groups, or nations. 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. Abstracts are due 14 June 2022. You can find more information here.
The Journal of Applied History recently published a Call for Papers for a special issue on “Weaponizing History in the Russo-Ukrainian War.” Please note that the preliminary notification of interest (listed as 30 April) is flexible, but notice of interest by mid-May is appreciated. You can read the CFP here.
2022 InASA Conference: It’s Time…Again
ANU and Old Parliament House, Canberra
30 November – 2 December 2022.
The Conference committee is calling for abstracts of 150 words and a short biography of 75 words by 30 June 2022.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Two women reading on a verandah at Ingham, ca. 1894-1903
Harriett Brims (left), early Queensland photographer, photographed with another woman (her sister?) on the verandah of her home at Ingham. Harriett and her husband and five children lived at Ingham between 1894 and 1903. She operated a small photographic studio from a room attached to their residence. State Library of Queensland.