As metropolitan and regional Victoria diverge with their lockdown status, we hope you’re coping with the uncertainty…
Be sure to get your publications, call for papers, announcements and events to me (Anna) by COB Wednesday for publication on Friday.
Because of the current Covid-19 restrictions the seminar on Wednesday will be online only.
PhD Candidate Fiona Gatt will give the final seminar of Trimester 1 – Literal and symbolic erasure: Indigenous experience of urbanisation and remembrance of the settler space in North Melbourne. There have been some issues with the Outlook calendar invite, please let Anna know if you need the zoom information.
Congratulations to Carolyn Holbrook and her co-author Martin Crotty (UQ) – their essay The Anzac legend has blinded Australia to its war atrocities. It’s time for a reckoning has been selected to be included in a book featuring the 50 best essays published by The Conversation in its 10 year history. The book will be released in October.
In the news
Roy Hay was invited to comment on the switch of football matches at the delayed EURO 2020 football tournament to St Petersburg by the local newsagency Penza News.
International Symposium on Public Health
9 November 2021
APH and CHRG are delighted to host a stellar group of academics and policy experts from across the world to discuss public health policy from historical, policy and international perspectives. Speakers will examine the place of public health care in the public imaginations of Australians, Canadians, Britons and Americans. Registrations will open soon, and more information is available here.
The APH has a new book review by the esteemed historian Emeritus Professor Graeme Davison on the website this week. He reviewed Elizabeth Farrelly’s new book, Killing Sydney.
InASA ECR Publication Subsidy Scheme
Applications for the 2021 InASA ECR Publication Subsidy Scheme can now be submitted. This publishing subsidy is designed to assist early career researchers working in Australian Studies who are publishing a monograph. Please address applications to Maggie Nolan, Maggie.Nolan@acu.edu.au. Applications are due by 30 June 2021.
ReWOMEN Online Seminar Series
10 June 2021, 9.00pm online
This bimonthly series of online meetings in which three short (10 minutes) papers will be followed by questions and discussion. Speakers for this seminar are: Louise Prowse, ‘From Pin money to Side Hustle: A history of Australian rural women earning on the side 1900-2020’; Carry van Lieshout, ‘Telling Herstories: Migrant Businesswomen in 1911 London’; and Bernardo Batiz-Lazo and Ignacio Gonzalex-Correa, ‘Women and the Fintech Revolution in Latin America’. Further information here.
Job Opportunity Reminder
Senior Lecturer in History
Deakin is recruiting for a Senior Lecturer in History. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to a vibrant research group and a new History major currently being prepared. In broad terms, our desire to provide dynamic and engaging learning experiences is focused on the making of the modern world, interpreted through different thematic and geographic lenses. Areas of special interest for this appointment include, but are not restricted to, applied/public history, economic history, environmental history, Indigenous histories, the history of science/medicine, modern Asia, modern Africa, and contemporary European history. More details here, with applications closing 6th June.
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 .
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.
Paul Bourke Awards for Early Career Research, Academy of Social Sciences in Australia
Four Paul Bourke Award recipients are selected each year by members of the Academy’s Panel Committees, on the basis of excellence in scholarly publication, academic prizes, presentation at leading conferences and contribution to public policy. Nominations due 31 August 2021.
Call for Paper Reminders
CFP DUE SOON | 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. The submission date has been extended to 18 June 2021.
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.