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Congratulations to James Lesh for being shortlisted for the 2022 PROV Community History Awards for Report on the Place Name: Moreland. You can read the shortlist here.
John Doyle’s new book is now available for pre-order, ahead of publication on the 20th October. Crossed Lines: Disruption, Politics and Reshaping Australian Telecommunications, is published by Australian Scholarly Publishing. ASP is offering free delivery to anywhere for pre-orders until that date via https://scholarly.info/book/crossed-lines/.
David Lowe has made a podcast on the Colombo Plan for the Robert Menzies Institute – it can be listened to here.
Our final paper in the 2022 Seminar Series will be on the 12th October. Joshua Black (ANU) will give a seminar – Bleeding Off the Page: A Cultural History of the Political Memoir in Australia.
On the APH website this week, Carolyn Holbrook has a piece titled Pandemics remind us that Australia is a Federation, but we are quick to forget.
Honours 3MT Presentations
14 October 2022, Deakin Downtown
History students will be presenting their 3MT (three minute thesis) at Deakin Downtown from 4pm. You can also watch via zoom.
History Council of Victoria Events
Call for Papers
Journal of Sociology
We are excited to share with you a call for abstracts for a Special Issue of Journal of Sociology that emerged from the ‘Decolonising Truth Globally’ seminar series run by the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation and the Institute of Postcolonial Studies between 2020 and 2022.
The special issue edited by Yin Paradies, Vanessa Barolsky and Laura Rodriguez Castro will draw and expand on these international dialogues to ask: What might ‘decolonising’ truth-telling mean and how could it be practised?
The ARC for Dummies: Demystifying Research Funding for Historians in Australia: AHA Skills for New Historians Seminar
Monday 24 October 2022, 3:30-5pm AEST, via Zoom
Skills for New Historians is the AHA’s online seminar series for discussing some of the key skills and knowledge postgraduate and early career historians need to think about as they move into new phases of their careers. The next instalment of this series is dedicated to demystifying the often-bewildering world of research funding. What is the ARC, what funding schemes does it offer, and what are the eligibility requirements for these schemes? What do terms like ROPE, NIT, and rejoinder actually mean? And what alternatives are there to the ARC when it comes to funding for historical research by ECRs in Australia? This seminar provides an opportunity to hear from an expert panel of Maddie Barton (Senior Research Officer, ACU) Ruth Morgan (ANU), and Claire E. F. Wright (UTS), and for ECRs to ask anything you’ve ever wanted to know about research funding and the ARC. This seminar will be recorded and available to members via the Seminars page on the AHA website soon after the session. Go to the Seminars section in the AHA member resource page to book.
“Scarred nations: Intrastate conflict, legacies and reconciliation / Titiro whakamuri ki anga whakamua”
Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand
16-21 April 2023
This international, multidisciplinary symposium is being organised by
- Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira
- Massey University Te Kunenga Ki Pūrehuroa
- Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage
- WHAM (War History Heritage Art and Memory) Research Network
You can find further information at their website.
Marilyn Lake Prize for Australian Transnational History
Applications are now open for the inaugural Marilyn Lake Prize for Australian Transnational History. The AHA awards this prize in the name of Professor Marilyn Lake, and administers it through the AHA Public Fund, which supports the creation, publication, dissemination and discussion of historical literature in Australia. The prize will be awarded to a book of original scholarship that generates new knowledge about Australian history in any of its phases, using transnational methodology and preferably drawing on research undertaken in overseas archives. The inaugural prize will be awarded in 2023 for a book published in 2021-2022. Intentions to submit is due 31 October 2022, and applications will be due 31 January 2023. You can find more information here.
AHA Early Career Researcher Fellowship
The AHA Executive Committee has this week announced that applications are now open for the inaugural AHA Early Career Researcher Fellowship. The $11,000 Fellowship is funded by generous donations to the AHA’s Public Fund. The award is expected to be offered annually, and is designed to provide financial support to those who have completed their doctorate and are looking to a career in history. The year-long fellowship will support career-building publication activities, provide mentorship and facilitate attendance at the AHA annual conference. Applications are due 28 October 2022 and you can find further information here.
Allan Martin Award
The Allan Martin Award is a research fellowship intended to assist early-career historians further their research in Australian history. It is available to all early career historians (within five years of the award of their PhD degree), whether academic, professional, or public historians working in museums, war memorials and other institutions. Funding of up to $4500 is awarded every year to assist towards the expenses of a research trip – in Australia or overseas – undertaken in support of a project in Australian history. Intentions to submit are due 14 October 2022, and applications close 1 December 2022. You can find further information here.
National Museum of Australia Summer Scholars Program
The National Museum of Australia in partnership with the Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University is delighted to offer a Summer Scholars program for 2023. The scheme provides three scholarships for students who are in the third or fourth year of an undergraduate degree or undertaking early-stage postgraduate program (which includes Masters or first year of a PhD program). Applications are due 14 October 2022. You can find further information here.
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Two female ARP workers read and knit in order to pass the time whilst on duty at their post in London. A third woman, also knitting, is just visible to the right of the photograph. Imperial War Museum