Welcome to the weekly newsletter… Be sure to get your publications, call for papers, announcements and events to me (Anna) by COB Wednesday for publication on Friday.
In exciting news, we now have an “in-person” option available at Waurn Ponds and Burwood! Check your Outlook invitation for the room details but be aware that in-person places are limited.
Our Seminar next week will be by David Lowe and Carolyn Holbrook. In this seminar David and Carolyn will introduce their new ARC project – Conceptualising national security in Australian history.
On 12th May we will have the first in a series of seminars around the theme of Multiple pasts and conflicted presents: History in conversation. The first in the series will be a conversation with Dr. Samantha Cutrara and her new book ‘Transforming the Canadian History Classroom: Imagining a new we’.
On the 19th May we will have a seminar by Victoria Stead – Colonial Returns: Reckonings with a Shared Past in the Oro Province War Tourism Industry.
A review of Roy Hay’s book Albert ‘Pompey’ Austin has been reviewed in The Yorker, the publication of the Melbourne Cricket Club.
Ann Curthoys Prize
The Ann Curthoys Prize is awarded for the best unpublished article-length work by an Early Career Researcher (within 5 years of PhD conferral) in any one or combination of the following fields in which Ann has published: Australian history; feminist history; Indigenous history; transnational/comparative/colonial history; history and theory. Applications due 3 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 .
New Faculty Research Network
Australia-China relations and Higher Education Research Network
This new Faculty research network seeks to address the challenges for the Australia-China bilateral education relationship emerging from the current climate. Through nearly fifty years of diplomatic relations between the two nations, education, internationalisation and research have been significant sites for building cultural and social connections and collaborations, alongside the more valorised strategic and economic benefits of global education.
The first event will be held via zoom on Thursday, 6 May, 2-4pm (AEST). For more details you can contact the Co-Convenors – Michiko Weinmann, Rebecca Cairns and Rod Neilsen
Call for Papers
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.
Military History and Heritage Victoria Zoom Presentation
‘Niche Wars: Australia in Afghanistan and Iraq, 2001-2014’
5 May 2021 – 7pm – 8pm
Professor John Blaxland will examine Australia’s experience of military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq from 2001 to 2014 (the Niche Wars). These operations saw over 40 Australian soldiers killed and hundreds wounded. But the toll since has been greater. For Afghanistan and Iraq the costs are hard to measure. See here for more details.
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.
Call for Paper Reminders
Transformation of (Post-)Communist Memory. Renaming Public Spaces and Redefining Monuments in Germany and Poland since 1990
The workshop examines how the symbolic and material legacy of communism in Germany and Poland is dealt with in terms of memory, history politics and critically reappraising the socialist past. By historizing and comparing debates, case studies and societal implications, a contribution to the understanding of the transformation processes in Europe since 1990 is sought. More information can be found here. Abstracts due 17 May 2021.
United Nations and Korean War (1950-1953): Politics, War and Peace
21-24 October 2021
The Institute for Korean Unification (IKU), Pusan National University is hosting an international conference on the United Nations and the Korean War. This conference is to explore the involvement of the United Nations for ‘the Forgotten War.’ 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. The conference will be an onsite conference even though the condition could be changed to a zoom conference. The proposal deadline is 21 May 2021.
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. Submissions due 31 May 2021.