Welcome back, this is our first newsletter for 2021. We will be publishing a newsletter on Fridays again this year, be sure to send your items to Anna (firstname.lastname@example.org) before COB on Wednesday for publication on Friday.
Congratulations to Filip Slaveski, whose new book will be published this month. Remaking Ukraine after World War II: The Clash of Local and Central Soviet Power is published by Cambridge University Press, more details are available in the link.
Klaus Neumann has a chapter published in a new book – Refugee Journeys: Histories of Resettlement, Representation and Resistance. Klaus’ chapter, Uses and Abuses of Refugee Histories is available via this link. Klaus also had a piece in Inside Story in mid-December, Enemies of the People looks at how a sharp rise in Covid-19 has led to a small minority is exercising outsized influence in Germany.
Carla Pascoe Leahy has just published an article in a special issue of Past & Present journal on ‘Mothering’s Many Labours’ (Past & Present Supplement 15 (2020)). Carla’s article, ‘The mother within: Intergenerational influences upon Australian matrescence since 1945’, is available free online.
In the News
Clare Corbould provided comment on the 6 January attack on the US Capitol with her collaborator Michael McDonnell (University of Sydney): “Why the Alt-Right Believes Another American Revolution is Coming”: https://theconversation.com/why-the-alt-right-believes-another-american-revolution-is-coming-153093. Clare also discussed US politics and history on 3RRR, ABC Hobart, ABC North Queensland and in Crikey: https://www.crikey.com.au/2021/01/21/kamala-harris-historical-vice-president/.
Tiffany Shellam was in conversation with Phillip Adams on Late Night Live, on Monday 25th January, about her book ‘Meeting the Waylo: Aboriginal encounters in the archipelago’. You can access the interview here: https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/aboriginal-intermediaries/13089254
Several CHRG members (staff and students) will be presenting at the InASA Conference next week.
- David Lowe – Australia, Japan and the Colombo Plan
- Carolyn Holbrook – Identity and Authority in the Australian Federation: Lessons from the Spanish Influenza
- Fiona Gatt – The ‘Hothamite’: colonial, Melbournian and Australian identities in nineteenth century North Melbourne
- Anna Kent – Domestic but overseas: Access to Australian higher education by Papua New Guineans 1950 to 1970
The PNG Study Group will be holding all day seminar ‘Australia and the Knowing of Papua New Guinea’ on Thursday 4th March 2021. The event will be held at the Burwood Corporate Centre and will feature papers from students, staff and others. If you are interested in finding out more details please contact Jon (email@example.com) or Helen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Seminar Program 2021
Our 2021 Seminar program is taking shape. The seminars will be conducted on zoom on Wednesdays during trimester. If you are interested in giving a paper or would like to suggest a special guest, please let Anna know.
Funding and Other Opportunities
Army History Research Grants
The 2021/22 round of Australian Army History Research Grants is now open. AAHU encourages applications from a broad field of researchers, either individually or as a team. Grants are now available up to a maximum amount of $15, 000 for one year. For the first time, multi-year grants will also be available for applicable research projects for up to three years to support longer term projects. Furthermore, the AAHU has reviewed what grant money can be spent on, with the use of Research Assistants and translators now an eligible category of grant spend among other changes. As this Scheme involves the gifting of public monies, it undergoes a rigorous assessment and approval process and requires ministerial approval. The announcement of successful and unsuccessful applications can take 6-9 months from the closing date.
Guidance for Applicants, Application Form and Assessment Process are available on the AAHU Website. Applications close COB 5 March 2021.
Whitlam Research Fellow, Whitlam Institute
The E.G. Whitlam Research Fellowship has been established for the purpose of promoting research in Australian politics and public policy that demonstrates the contemporary relevance of the values and policies that informed Gough Whitlam’s social democratic vision to 21st century Australia.
The Whitlam Institute calls for applications from candidates with a demonstrable interest in any aspect, historic or contemporary, of the policy agenda of the Whitlam government. It is expected that the proposed research will contribute to the Institute’s current objectives of strengthening Australia’s engagement in the world and securing the future of Australian democracy.
The E G Whitlam Research Fellow will have the opportunity to work on a project that has clear strategic relevance to the Whitlam Institute’s broader public policy program in line with Whitlam’s vision for the Institute to pursue ‘the great and continuing work of building a more equal, open, tolerant and independent Australia’. Applications close 5 March 2021.
Laureate Postdoctoral Fellows, Centre for History and Population, UNSW
Applications are currently open for three Laureate Postdoctoral Fellows at the Laureate Centre for History & Population at UNSW. The Centre is seeking three (3) Laureate Postdoctoral Fellows to undertake independent and collaborative research on aspects of the modern (post 1800) history of population policy; the intellectual history of population and political economy; and/or the international history of population debate, including environmental history dimensions. Preference may be given to historians or historical geographers of India, China or Japan, or of the United Nations’ engagement with population matters. The Laureate Centre for History & Population is a 5-year Australian Research Council-funded research centre directed by Professor Alison Bashford. Working with Professor Bashford, Laureate Postdoctoral Fellows will contribute to a reassessment of modern world history by centrally analysing population change and population policy, at national, regional and international levels within a ‘multiple modernities’ framework, and by analysing Malthusian theories, their uptake, translation and critique, across a range of modern polities. Environmental, economic, and intellectual historians, as well as historians of gender and health are invited to apply. Postdoctoral appointments are for three years, commencing July 1, 2021 or soon thereafter. Applications close 15 March 2021.
Local History Grants Program, PROV
Applications are now open for the 2020-2021 Round of the Local History Grants Program. The Local History Grants Program encourages and fosters community activities that preserve, record and share the local, social and community history of Victoria and Victorians.
If you hear of an opportunity, conference or activity that you think would be of interest to CHRG members, please don’t hesitate to send them through to Anna for inclusion in the newsletter.