Get your publications, call for papers, announcements and events to me (Anna) by COB Wednesday for publication on Friday.
We have two seminars remaining in the 2021 series. Next week on 6th October we have Jeff Hole, Carolyn Holbrook and David Lowe. The following week (13th October) will be Jennifer Martin. Roy Hay will present on the 2oth October, and our final seminar of 2021 will be by Brad Underhill. Zoom links have all been sent, get in touch if you haven’t received one!
Congratulations to Jason Gibson who has one the 2021 Council for Museum Anthropology Book Award for Ceremony Men: Making Ethnography and the Return of The Strehlow Collection (SUNY Press: Albany, NY, 2020). In this deftly reflexive and sensitive work, Gibson analyzes the historical colonial context for the collection of central Australian men’s songs, stories, and ceremony by linguist/ anthropologist T.G.H. Strehlow. Gibson redresses the anthropological myth of Strehlow as heroic salvager and replaces it with an awareness of the intentional co-creation of this archive by Anmatyerr and Arrernte ceremonial specialists who actively allowed their secret and sacred knowledge to be recorded for posterity. Through ethnographically specific, place-based exchanges with contemporary Anmatyerr ritual knowledge holders, Gibson offers a nuanced understanding of authority, ownership, and reciprocity that emerge around this significant archive and the significance of its holdings to Anmatyerr men today. Eschewing simplistic repatriation rhetoric and grounded in rich fieldwork and Anmatyerr ritual knowledge holders’ perspectives and voices, this ethnography intimately details the challenges and opportunities in co-stewarding this collection into the future.
Mia Martin Hobbs’ new book Return to Vietnam: An Oral History of American and Australian Veterans’ Journeys is being published by Cambridge next week. You can find the book here. Congratulations Mia!
Klaus Neumann has a new piece in Inside Story – In no-man’s land. The predicament of refugees at the Polish–Belarusian border evokes deportations to Poland in 1938 and a novel published in 1940.
Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship
The Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship, valued at $20,000, supports Australian writers working on biography projects. The Fellowship was established by the family and friends of Hazel Rowley, one of the world’s leading biographers, to commemorate her life and writing legacy following her death in 2011.
The Fellowship is open to Australian citizens and permanent residents. Up to $20,000 is awarded for travel and research to further a writing proposal or work in progress. It may not be used to pay for a research assistant or to subsidise a publication. The focus is on biography, but extends to an aspect of cultural or social history compatible with Hazel’s interest areas. Preference is given to projects that are about ‘risk-taking’ and expanding horizons, promote discussion of ideas, and make a significant contribution to public intellectual life. Applications due 16 November 2021. More details here.
Collecting the West Seminar
Another seminar scheduled for the Collecting the West series will be held on 14 October, 4pm AWST, Julie Adams will present Nothing will remain’ – Paul Montague’s collecting in the Montebello Islands. Registrations are currently open via Eventbrite.
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.
The University of Tasmania has current opportunities available in the College of Arts, Law and Education. See here for more details.
Freilich Project Early Career Research Small Grant Scheme
The Freilich Project offers up to three grants of $5000 each to emerging scholars as part of its Early Career Research Small Grants Scheme. The grants assist research into the causes, histories and effects of ethnic, cultural, religious and sexual bigotry and animosity. They also support research that explores how such intolerance can be combatted, and co-existence promoted. Applications due 12 November 2021. More details 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. Intention to submit due 1 October 2021, applications close 1 December 2021. More info here.
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org