Welcome back to Trimester 2! Check out our brand new logo. Our new website is not too far away…
Don’t forget to send Anna your publications, seminars, conferences, calls for papers and other news and celebrations for publication in the newsletter (now published fortnightly on a Monday).
First up for the Trimester we have Tiffany Shellam with her seminar Persistent Knowledges: fieldwork in the museum and on Menang Country this Wednesday. Next week we will welcome Robert Crawford joining us from RMIT for his seminar Talking About Buying And Selling: Oral History and Department Stores.
And don’t forget that you can catch up with some our previous seminars in podcast form – now on Spotify!
Publications and Media
Clare Corbould featured on ABC Radio’s PM – Outrage over ‘racist’ anti-Voice ad.
Sybil Nolan has a new (open access) article in History Australia’s Landmark Histories to mark the thirtieth anniversary of Judith Brett’s landmark study: ‘Robert Menzies’ Forgotten People. ‘Robert Menzies Forgotten People and the Meaning of 1992’. Judith Brett’s response to the article is also available there.
Congratulations to all the CCH members, especially HDR students, who shared their research at the Australian Historical Association Conference last week in Melbourne.
Don’t forget that CCH has a number of grants available for staff and HDR students. These include Grant Application Support, ECR (including HDR) Development and Seed Funding Activities. For more information on which grant might be right for your circumstances check out this flowchart or get in touch with Anna.
Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
Applications are now open for the 2024 Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship scheme, closing at 11:55pm (AEST) on Wednesday 30 August 2023. Applicants are to read the 2024 Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Guidelines, Instructions and Conditions of Award prior to commencing the application process. Applicants must ensure that their proposed supervisor has agreed to host their Fellowship prior to submitting their application. This year there will be 20 ADPRFs available for applications across all disciplines.
Short Term Research Opportunity – Research and Assessment Conservation Officer (ACT Heritage).
The position is initially for 6 months with the possibility of extension. If there are enough suitable candidates, there will be several positions. Hours are negotiable and the conditions flexible, so we welcome applications from all suitable candidates.
The most important aspect of these positions is that the candidate has experience in researching and writing. The main focus is on preparing background information and assessments for Heritage Register nominations. Some familiarity with working with legislation and the like would be advantageous, but that can be taught. Applications close 19th July and details are available here.
A Message from the History Council of Victoria
In his role as Deputy Chair of the HCV, David Lowe has asked for this to be shared.
Many of you will already know of the decision in the State budget not to fund the Victorian Community History Awards.
The awards, and a range of other community grants for public history from the state government, have been modestly funded programs whose impact far outweighs the cost. They help sustain the widespread activities of Victorians who reflect on the deep, rich and often contested history of this special part of the continent.
The History Council has urged the government to reverse its decision. This response is supported by a majority of individual Board members but does not necessarily represent the views of all of the institutions they represent.
You can find more information in this letter from Richard Broome AM, President of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria.
Calls for Papers Reminders
Call for Papers – Centre for Contemporary Histories HDR Conference 2023 ‘Making Histories’
9 October, Deakin University, Melbourne
The theme of the conference is ‘Making Histories’. As developing researchers, we HDRs are not only building understanding of our own work but also how we produce history itself. At the Centre for Contemporary Histories, we are constantly in conversation with history as a living discipline – what is past still impacts our present, and writing history is an act of creation and knowledge production. ‘Making Histories’ can also be understood in terms of the content of history itself – can we say that history has been ‘made’ by individuals and movements, and if so what could this have meant to them? How has history been produced in the past and what role has it played in how power and control operates? You can find more information here, and submissions are due by 14 July.
Call for Papers – ‘Cities Past’: Australasian Urban History/Planning History (AUHPH) Group Postgraduate Symposium
22 September 2023, Online
We invite postgraduate researchers exploring topics related to urban and planning history in Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific nations to participate in a one-day online PhD Symposium to present and discuss their work. The symposium will provide a supportive and collegiate environment for students to receive thesis feedback and advice from academics working in the general field. We aim to foster connections, constructively critical discourse and build relationships among scholars working on city pasts in our region. You can find more details here.
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