Lockdown 6.0 for us Victorians…good luck out there.
Get your publications, call for papers, announcements and events to me (Anna) by COB Wednesday for publication on Friday.
Completions & Congratulations
Anna Kent is celebrating the passing of her PhD thesis Australian scholarships for PNG and the South Pacific: mandates and missteps, 1948 – 2018.
Victoria Duckett’s article, The lecturer’s legacy: In memory of Professor Peter Wollen, published in Senses of Cinema has won the Senses of Cinema -UniSA Essay Prize. This prize is awarded to the best published work in 2020 by an Australian contributor . This prize is supported by the University of South Australia to support and showcase critical, informed writing on film and related media, build professional opportunities for film scholars, writers and critics, and contribute actively towards a vibrant film culture.
Dr Helen Young will be presenting on 11th August. Her seminar is titled Vinland the Good: Norse colonisers in north America and the making of transnational whiteness.
PhD candidate Jacqui Baker will be presenting on 25th August with a seminar titled ‘[T]o suddenly find a room full of strong women’: Earliest memories of women’s liberation.
Publications & more
Tori Stead has had an article published, co-authored with Lucy Davies, in the Journal of Australian Studies – Unfree Labour and Australia’s Obscured Pacific Histories: Towards a New Genealogy of Modern Slavery.
Jo Cruickshank was part of a conversation about Scott Morrison and the influence of Pentecostalism on Australian politics, on the ‘Communication Mixdown’ show on 3CR, broadcast on 2 August. It is available here: https://www.3cr.org.au/communicationmixdown
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 Serle Award
An award given to the best postgraduate thesis in Australian history. The 2022 Award will be granted for a thesis passed in the period 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2021. Applications close 31 January 2022. More info 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.
State Library of Victoria Fellowships 2022
Applications are now open for the 2022 State Library Victoria Fellowships Program.
This is a unique opportunity for creatives and scholars to immerse themselves in the vast collection of more than 5 million items, including manuscripts, maps, music, newspapers and more, and bring them to life in new and innovative ways. There are 16 fellowships available, including the Berry Family Fellowship, La Trobe Society Fellowship and Redmond Barry Fellowship. Applications due 5 September 2021. More information here.
Collecting the West
Collecting the West is a unique collaboration between The University of Western Australia and Deakin University in partnership with Western Australia’s key collecting institutions – the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the State Library of Western Australia & the Western Australian Museum – as well as the British Museum, where many of the state’s collections are held. Their seminar series will kick off on 23rd September – more details here.
Editorial Information Session (ABR)
12th August, 10.30am (online)
The Australian Book Review is offering a Editorial Information Session for people interested in contributing to the ABR. The ABR pay for everything they publish. Join the ABR editors on Thursday, August 12 for a one-hour editorial information session. Those interested will need to register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carolyn Holbrook will be giving the HCV Annual Lecture – ‘I don’t hold a hose, mate’: Power and sentiment in the Australian Federation on the 21st October.
There is a new author Q&A on the APH website this week – with Dr Catherine Fisher, author of Sound Citizens.
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.
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
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
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 COVID-19 situation in Fiji, the conference will be held entirely online. 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.