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This coming Wednesday we will be holding a pedagodgy conversation during the CHRG Seminar time. On the 21st September James Lesh will give us a seminar based on his new book – Values in Cities: Urban Heritage in Twentieth-Century Australia. Then on the 28th September Bec Cairns and Kerri Garrard will give a seminar -“Some people think history is a vital part of our world. Others don’t care”: Analysing Australian school students’ perspectives on studying History
On the APH website this week, there is a piece by Richard Trembath – Knowing What to Do: Mental Health Literacy in Australia.
Oral History Participant Request
The Geelong Ladies Reading Circle Participants
The Geelong Ladies Reading Circle is one of the longest running reading circles in Australia. With records dating back to 1907, the Geelong Ladies Reading Circle is a significant group in Geelong’s social history. Kim barne thaliyu / Geelong Heritage Centre holds a collection of the group’s minute books and memorabilia and are currently seeking oral history contributions from past and present members. This work is being undertaken by Jacqui Baker, and you can find out more about the project here.
Late Stage HDR and Early-Mid Career Researchers AHA Survey
The AHA ECR representatives (Anna Temby, Rohan Howitt, and Ebony Nilsson) are conducting a survey to better understand the issues facing our cohort. They also would welcome contributions from late stage HDR candidates and early mid-career researchers. The survey can be completed anonymously. More info and a link to the survey can be found on the AHA ECR blog.
The Geelong Ladies Reading Circle Exhibition
6 September, Kim barne thaliyu / Geelong Heritage Centre
This exhibition about the Geelong Ladies Reading Circle shares minute books and memorabilia from this significant group. The Geelong Ladies Reading Circle met for the first time in 1907. Throughout the 1900s, members of the Circle met monthly to discuss novels; poetry; history; essays; biographies; and travel writing. The minute books and memorabilia reveal how women’s reading practices in Geelong have changed over time. The exhibition is curated by Jacqui Baker, who spoke about the Geelong Ladies Reading Circle in a recent CHRG Seminar. Jacqui has also written about her project here.
“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.
Australian War Memorial Summer Vacation Scholarship Scheme
Applications are now open for the 2023 Australian War Memorial Summer Vacation Scholarship Scheme. Up to two scholarships will be awarded to history students who are undertaking postgraduate studies or are entering their Honours (fourth) year of an undergraduate course. The scholarships are also open to students enrolled in museum or public history courses. The successful scholars will be hosted at the Memorial between 16 January and 24 February 2023. The Australian War Memorial is committed to running the Summer Vacation Scholarship Scheme in 2023, providing a COVID-safe environment for visitors and staff. The health and safety of visitors, staff, and volunteers remains top priority for the Australian War Memorial. As a result, there may be unanticipated changes to arrangements at late notice. Applications are due 5pm AEDT 23 September 2022. You can find more information here.
We are seeking applications for a PhD position in an interdisciplinary public health humanities project to commence at the start of 2023. The PhD is supported as part of an Australian Research Council Linkage Project LP210100204: “Cancer culture: understanding the historical links between research, advocacy, policy and behavioural change in Australian anti-cancer campaigns”, a collaborative project involving researchers from the University of Melbourne, Deakin University, Flinders University and Cancer Council Victoria (CCV). Expressions of interest are due by the 9 September 2022 (that is TODAY).
Ken Inglis Postgraduate Prize, Australian Historical Studies
The Prize is awarded to the best paper presented by a postgraduate student at the 2022 Australian Historical Association Conference. The winner receives a two year subscription to Australian Historical Studies and a $250 book voucher for Routledge books. Submissions are due 30 September 2022 and you can find more information here.
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The late Queen Elizabeth II speaking at the Mackay Showgrounds on her visit in March 1954. State Library of Queensland