We are back from our long, long weekend (and little holiday). You can read all about our news here, but don’t forget we regularly put out information by our social media channels – Twitter and Facebook.
Don’t forget to send Anna your publications, seminars, conferences, calls for papers and other news and celebrations for publication in the newsletter.
Congratulations to all unit chairs, lecturers and tutors for making it to the end of Trimester 2!
Congratulations to James Lesh on the publication of his book – Values in Cities: Urban Heritage in Twentieth-Century Australia. James has also been out and about in the media. He was interviewed by Canberra Times on City of Moreland and historical links to ‘slavery’. James was also interviewed on ‘Heritage and Sustainability’, by Sydney Eastside Radio 89.7FM, 26 September 2022.
Our seminars continue next week, with Elizabeth Roberts-Pedersen joins us to give a seminar titled ‘Violent Men Among Us’: Psychiatry and American Violence in the Long 1960s on the 5th October. On the 12th October, Joshua Black will give a seminar – Bleeding Off the Page: A Cultural History of the Political Memoir in Australia.
On the APH website this week, Thomas J. Kehoe reviews Phillipa McGuinness, Skin Deep: The Inside Story of our Outer Selves.
Oral History Participant Request
The Geelong Ladies Reading Circle Participants
The Geelong Ladies Reading Circle is one of the longest running reading circles in Australia. With records dating back to 1907, the Geelong Ladies Reading Circle is a significant group in Geelong’s social history. Kim barne thaliyu / Geelong Heritage Centre holds a collection of the group’s minute books and memorabilia and are currently seeking oral history contributions from past and present members. This work is being undertaken by Jacqui Baker, and you can find out more about the project here.
Late Stage HDR and Early-Mid Career Researchers AHA Survey
The AHA ECR representatives (Anna Temby, Rohan Howitt, and Ebony Nilsson) are conducting a survey to better understand the issues facing our cohort. They also would welcome contributions from late stage HDR candidates and early mid-career researchers. The survey can be completed anonymously. More info and a link to the survey can be found on the AHA ECR blog.
Marilyn Lake Prize for Australian Transnational History
Applications are now open for the inaugural Marilyn Lake Prize for Australian Transnational History. The AHA awards this prize in the name of Professor Marilyn Lake, and administers it through the AHA Public Fund, which supports the creation, publication, dissemination and discussion of historical literature in Australia. The prize will be awarded to a book of original scholarship that generates new knowledge about Australian history in any of its phases, using transnational methodology and preferably drawing on research undertaken in overseas archives. The inaugural prize will be awarded in 2023 for a book published in 2021-2022. Intentions to submit is due 31 October 2022, and applications will be due 31 January 2023. You can find more information here.
The ARC for Dummies: Demystifying Research Funding for Historians in Australia: AHA Skills for New Historians Seminar
Monday 24 October 2022, 3:30-5pm AEST, via Zoom
Skills for New Historians is the AHA’s online seminar series for discussing some of the key skills and knowledge postgraduate and early career historians need to think about as they move into new phases of their careers. The next instalment of this series is dedicated to demystifying the often-bewildering world of research funding. What is the ARC, what funding schemes does it offer, and what are the eligibility requirements for these schemes? What do terms like ROPE, NIT, and rejoinder actually mean? And what alternatives are there to the ARC when it comes to funding for historical research by ECRs in Australia? This seminar provides an opportunity to hear from an expert panel of Maddie Barton (Senior Research Officer, ACU) Ruth Morgan (ANU), and Claire E. F. Wright (UTS), and for ECRs to ask anything you’ve ever wanted to know about research funding and the ARC. This seminar will be recorded and available to members via the Seminars page on the AHA website soon after the session. Go to the Seminars section in the AHA member resource page to book.
“Scarred nations: Intrastate conflict, legacies and reconciliation / Titiro whakamuri ki anga whakamua”
Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand
16-21 April 2023
This international, multidisciplinary symposium is being organised by
- Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira
- Massey University Te Kunenga Ki Pūrehuroa
- Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage
- WHAM (War History Heritage Art and Memory) Research Network
You can find further information at their website.
AHA Early Career Researcher Fellowship
The AHA Executive Committee has this week announced that applications are now open for the inaugural AHA Early Career Researcher Fellowship. The $11,000 Fellowship is funded by generous donations to the AHA’s Public Fund. The award is expected to be offered annually, and is designed to provide financial support to those who have completed their doctorate and are looking to a career in history. The year-long fellowship will support career-building publication activities, provide mentorship and facilitate attendance at the AHA annual conference. Applications are due 28 October 2022 and you can find further information 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. Intentions to submit are due 14 October 2022, and applications close 1 December 2022. You can find further information here.
National Museum of Australia Summer Scholars Program
The National Museum of Australia in partnership with the Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University is delighted to offer a Summer Scholars program for 2023. The scheme provides three scholarships for students who are in the third or fourth year of an undergraduate degree or undertaking early-stage postgraduate program (which includes Masters or first year of a PhD program). Applications are due 14 October 2022. You can find further information here.
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 (TODAY!) and you can find more information here.