We are back!
Welcome back to the 2022 Academic Year. We look forward to a year of great discussions, debates, archives, seminars, conferences, books, articles, theses and celebrating all the great work of the Contemporary Histories Research Group.
27 June – 1 July 2022, Deakin University, Geelong Waterfront Campus
‘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 convenors (CHRG) welcome proposals for papers and panels on any geographical area, time-period, or field of history, especially those relating to the theme of urgent histories. AHA and affiliated streams include environmental history, women’s and gender history, children and youth history, religious history, economic history, oral history, migration history, GLAM and more to be confirmed.
To ensure everyone has a chance to submit proposal, the deadline for submission of abstracts for individual papers, panels and roundtables has been further extended to 13 March 2022. The new website is here.
- Rebecca Cairns had an article published in The Conversation last month – The national history curriculum should not be used and abused as an election issue.
- Jacqui Baker had an article published in the recent edition of Lilith: A Feminist History Journal – The Lavender Menace Comes to Melbourne: Feminism, Lesbianism, Place and Space in the 1970s
- Klaus Neumann reviewed Ruth Balint’s book Destination Elsewhere in Inside Story in December.
Over the break we bid farewell to Bernard Keo who has moved to La Trobe as a Lecturer in History. Congratulation and good luck Bernard!
National Archives of Australia/Australian Historical Association scholarships assist talented postgraduate scholars with the cost of copying records held in the Archives. For example, scholars may be based in one city and want to see records located in an Archives office in another city. Assistance with digital copying costs will provide access to material that might not otherwise be possible. Students enrolled in a Masters or PhD degree in history are invited to apply. Four scholarships are awarded annually, with applications opening 1 March and closing 5pm 31 March. You can find more information here.
Jill Roe Early Career Researcher AHA Conference Scholarship Scheme
The Jill Roe Early Career Researcher AHA Conference Scholarship Scheme supports five Early Career Research historians to attend and present at the AHA annual conference. The scholarship, valued at $1000 per applicant, provides financial assistance for ECR applicants with little or no institutional support. The money is to be used towards assisting with registration costs, travel and accommodation. Applications close 31 March 2022. More information here.
Patrick Wolfe Early Career Researcher Conference Bursary
The Patrick Wolfe Bursary assists two 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 31 March 2022. Further information here.
AHA Postgraduate Conference Support Scheme
In 2022 the Australian Historical Association is offering writing and financial support linked to the AHA annual conference. The scheme is intended to encourage and support up to six emerging historians who would otherwise be unable to attend the conference. The scheme will cover the cost of recipients’ registration to attend the 2022 AHA conference, as well as workshops and mentoring to assist them to turn their conference paper into a submissible journal article or book chapter. Applications close 31 March 2022 and there is further information here.
NLA Summer Scholarships
The National Library of Australia Summer Scholarships program supports PhD students who require access to the Library’s collections to assist their postgraduate research. Summer Scholars spend six weeks at the Library, from 9 January to 17 February 2023. Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to undertake their scholarship from 17 July to 25 August 2023. Scholars receive $6000 for use as a stipend, travel and accommodation support, special access to collections and access to the Fellows room and a personal workstation. Applications are due 5pm, 26 April 2022. More information is here.
If you would like further information about the NLA Summer Scholarships you can contact Deb Lee-Talbot who is currently in Canberra as an NLA Summer Scholar.