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This week our seminar will be with Hannah Forsyth (ACU) who will join us for her seminar ‘Virtue Capitalists: the professional class and the rise of new class conflict c.1870-2008′. Our final seminar for the trimester will be given by Scott McCarthy – ‘Gentlemanly young Australians’ and ‘”Cawtholic” snobs’: the liminal nature of middle-class Catholic identity in Victoria and New South Wales prior to the Great War.
We have started lining up presenters for the seminar series in Trimester 2. If you have some new research you’d like to talk about with the CCH community please get in touch. We are especially keen to hear from our HDR students!
Congratulations to Mia Martin Hobbs and Kris Moruzi who have been awarded funding the the new CCH Grant program.
Mia’s project will address the specific dynamics between climate, conflict, and migration. It will combine oral histories with digital mapping, this project will develop new understanding of how climate change generates insecurity through the stories of refugees who fled climate-related conflict.
Kris’ project is titled Australian Childhoods: A Digital History. A key output of this pilot project is a Digital Hub which will curate existing resources relating to the history of children and childhood in Australia to help facilitate meaningful public engagement with a rich but dispersed range of digital content.
Other CCH News
We are excited to welcome two new members to the CCH Executive Team. Welcome to Mia Martin Hobbs who joins the team as the Early Career Researcher representative and Carolyn Holbrook who joins as the Mid-Career Researcher representative.
News from Members
Carla Pascoe Leahy launched her new book Becoming a Mother: An Australian Historyat the Ivanhoe Library on Saturday 13th May.
Publications and Media
Anna Wilkinson has had her first journal article published! You can read The League of Red Cross Societies’ Development Programme, the 1964 South East Asian Forum, and the Silencing of Asia in the Asian Studies Review.
Klaus Neumann has a new piece in Inside Story – We in Germany.
Open Access Publishing
Deakin’s Open Access Publishing Agreements
Deakin Library now has Open Access (OA) arrangements with hundreds of journals. This means that as long as the corresponding author is a Deakin staff member or student, the article will be made OA without authors paying any processing charges. Open Access means your work is likely to reach a bigger audience, including among those who do not have access to expensive journal databases.
There is plenty of info at the Guide to Deakin’s OA Publishing Agreements. Also see “Your Publishing Plan.”
But, for now, it is a little difficult to tell if a journal is on Deakin’s OA list. Staff in the library are working to provide this info via Deakin’s “Where Should I Publish” tool. Until that is available, please feel free to get in touch with Clare Corbould with general questions or with Craig Patterson, the FAE librarian liaison, who can tell you if a journal is on the OA list.
‘Families and War’: More Than a Story
Webinar 24 May 2023
Family life occurs in the relatively stable eras of peacetime, but it is also dramatically impacted by military conflict. In times of war, family milestones and rituals such as birth, marriage and death are often disrupted. This More than a Story Webinar features curator Joanne Smedley from the Australian War Memorial and historian Bart Ziino from Deakin University in conversation with Carla Pascoe Leahy about the intersections between histories of the family and histories of war. We will talk about how global conflicts can up-end the intimate life of the family, and how family historians can draw upon military history sources to better understand their ancestors. Register here.
The Wilson History Oration
Inundated: Floods, History and High Water – Dr Margaret Cook
9 June, online
At the second annual Wilson History Oration, environmental historian, Dr Margaret Cook will explore the ways history can engage with the public, the media, other professions and policy makers. In discussing her work on floods, she will highlight how her role and training as a public historian shapes her scholarship and historical practice. Join us as we consider these themes during one of our greatest crises in history: the climate emergency. Registration and information here.
AHA 2023 Conference
Registrations are now open for the AHA 2023 50th anniversary conference at ACU, Melbourne, 3-6 July 2023. You can register by following this link (AHA 50th anniversary conference page), clicking the “Register Now” button and following the prompts. Register before Wednesday 17 May 2023 to get the early bird discount.
Ugo Tognazzi: Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man
April 28 to June 30
Ugo Tognazzi: Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man initiative is a film retrospective and exhibition that celebrates the 100th (and one) birthday of Ugo Tognazzi, the famous protagonist of Italian cinema. Curated and realised by Victoria Duckett (Deakin University) and Elena Mosconi (University of Pavia), it runs from April 28 to June 30. It includes the screening of three films that have been recently restored by the Cineteca Nazionale at the Cinema Nova. These works represent milestones in Tognazzi’s career: The Fascist (Il federale, Luciano Salce, 1961), Crazy Desire (La voglia matta, Luciano Salce, 1962) and The Terrace (La terrazza, Ettore Scola, 1980). At the same time that a retrospective of film showcases Tognazzi’s cinematic virtuosity, the exhibition traces the actor’s career through a range of original materials. This includes posters and memorabilia on loan from the Tognazzi Archive in Cremona. Collectively, the Tognazzi works demonstrate a peculiarly ‘Italian style’ of comedy: this is a comedy in which an entire country is reflected, albeit through a critical, caricatured, and even tragicomic filter. Ugo Tognazzi: Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man is the result of a collaboration between Deakin University, the Italian Cultural Institute, Co.As.It, the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia – Cineteca Nazionale, and the University of Pavia, where the Tognazzi Archive is based (with the Cremona City Council).
Please see this TOGNAZZI Melbourne – interactive flyer, or click on the individual links: Exhibition Opening, The Fascist Screening, Crazy Desire Screening and The Terrace Screening.
Profil during rehearsals for the Eurovision Song Contest 1980. They were the French entry, and you can watch their song here.