Get your publications, call for papers, announcements and events to me (Anna) by COB Wednesday for publication on Friday. Next week will be the last newsletter for 2021. We will be back in 2022!
Klaus Neumann has two reviews published this week – Ruth Balint and Julie Kalman’s Smuggled in History Australia (ahead-of-print publication), and of Sheila Fitzpatrick’s White Russians, Red Peril in the latest issue of Labour History.
The Australian edition of Roy Hay’s Aboriginal People and Australian Football in the Nineteenth Century: They did not come from Nowhere is now published and available from the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, good booksellers and from SESA at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anna Kent has a piece published in the IEAA blog – Resilient communities: History of international education in Australia
Conferences & Seminars
Bec Cairns and Anna Kent interviewed two ABC journalists – Max Walden and Iris Zhao – for the Australia China Relations and Higher Education Network end of year seminar on Tuesday. The event was not recorded, but a summary will be available on the blog shortly.
Congratulations to all those who gave papers, chaired and moderated session at the AHA Conference this week – it was great to see so many CHRG faces on the zoom screen. We look forward to the 2022 Conference – Urgent Histories – at Deakin Waterfront!
History-writing is proving both persistent and insistent in the face of current assaults on the human condition. The pandemic and climate change demand historians respond as both scholars and engaged citizens in the face of worldwide political efforts to realign the past to fit present imperatives. Populism and authoritarianism are undermining the humanities and revealing the urgent need for historical thinking in public and policy debate. Our response to these challenges depends on how they are understood in relation to human experiences past and present, narrated in rich historical context, and made compelling through skilled storytelling.
‘Urgent Histories’, on Wadawurrung country in Geelong, Australia, invites historians to focus on the uses and usefulness of the past in pressing contemporary public debates, disputes and narratives. It welcomes histories and history-making distinctive to the local and particular through to addressing shared human conditions.
The call for papers will close on 28 February 2022.
We had three publications on the APH website this week.
– The presentations from our International Public Health Symposium.
– A 2018 Q&A between Carolyn Holbrook and the late Stuart Macintyre, republished from the AHA ECR Blog – a delightful and inspiring read.
Book Launch – Return to Vietnam
8 December, 6pm
The Contemporary Histories Research Group invites you to join us in celebrating the launch of Dr Mia Martin Hobbs’ recently released book – Return to Vietnam – An Oral History of American and Australian Veterans’ Journeys. The event will be chaired by A/Prof. Clare Corbould, and will include an author Q&A with Prof. Alistair Thomson (Monash). All registrants will go in the draw to win a copy of the book! Cambridge is running a promotional offer to celebrate the publication – use the code VIET15 when you purchase through Cambridge via this link. The event will be held via zoom, you can register here to receive the zoom link prior to the event.
Army History Research Grants – Closing Date Extended!
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 28 January 2022, and you can find further information here.
Public Environmental History Prize, AANZEHN
The Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand History Network’s Public Environmental History Prize will be awarded every two years from 2022 to recognise outstanding work in public engagement on topics in the environmental history of Australia and/or Aotearoa New Zealand (broadly conceived), including international perspectives that shed new light on the environmental history of Australia and/or Aotearoa New Zealand. This prize seeks to recognise environmental historians’ leadership in public engagement and encourage researchers to build public engagement into their historical work from the ground up; and also to recognise public engagement with the field of environmental history. Applications due 1 February 2022. More information 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 email@example.com
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 (TODAY!). You can get more information here.
‘WWII in the Asia-Pacific: Border Crossing Mobilities’ – Two-Day Workshop CFP
18-19 July 2022, online
This workshop focuses on international mobilities and migration as a way to understand the impacts of WWII across the Asia-Pacific region. Crises, including war, famine, natural disasters, political upheavals (such as revolution), epidemics and pandemics, create human mobilities and migration on a large scale. WWII was no exception. Charles Tilly describes World War II as “one of the greatest demographic whirlwinds to sweep the earth” (Tilly 2006). This demographic whirlwind also swept through the battlefields of the Asia Pacific region. This workshop will challenge dominant paradigms in both war histories and IMS and enrich various social histories of war. Proposals due 17 January 2022. More information here.