We hope you enjoyed a restful and relaxing Easter and mid-Trimester break!
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).
Our seminar series is well underway for 2023. This Wednesday we will have Giselle Bastin presenting on The British Royal Biographer as Palace Courtier. Next week Mia Martin Hobbs will present her research on Anzac in Vietnam.
News from Members
Congratulations to James Lesh who’s book ‘Values in Cities’ has been shortlisted for the Australian Heritage Festival Awards 2023!
Publications and Media
Congratulations to Carla Pascoe Leahy who is launching her new book Becoming a Mother: An Australian History (Manchester UP, 2023) at 2-3.30pm Saturday 13 May at Ivanhoe Library in Melbourne. Becoming a mother charts the diverse and complex history of Australian mothering for the first time, exposing the ways it has been both connected to and distinct from parallel developments in other industrialised societies. In many respects, the historical context in which Australian women come to motherhood has changed dramatically since 1945. And yet examination of the memories of multiple maternal generations reveals surprising continuities in the emotions and experiences of first-time motherhood. To register for the launch, visit this website.
Don’t forget that you a number of seminars from 2022 are now available for listening as podcasts! You can see the available episodes here.
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).
Skills for New Historians Seminar #9: Addressing the Academic Job Application
Zoom, Tuesday 9 May 2023, 2;00pm to 3:30pm AEST.
The academic job market can seem a bleak and mysterious place. While there are plenty of online resources out there, information about academic jobs often presume that the idiosyncratic context of US job applications is the global norm, or fails to grapple with the unique requirements of our discipline. The next instalment of ‘Skills for New Historians’ therefore aims to tackle misconceptions and demystify the world of academic job applications for historians in Australia.
Speakers: Lisa Featherstone and Victoria Haskins. You can register here (AHA Members only).
Call for Paper Reminders
PHA Conference – Tracking the Kooyang: Truth Telling in the History of Oceania
Deakin Warrnambool – 31 Oct to 4 Nov 2023
We invite contributions in the form of panel proposals, individual paper abstracts, and brief submissions on artistic or performance-based inputs. The due date for abstracts has been extended to 30 April 2023.
All submissions (panel proposals, paper abstracts, and artistic/performance-based projects) should include the title of the work, your name and contact details, and your institutional affiliation if applicable. Panel proposals should also include the names of presenters and titles of individual papers. As well, there should be a brief description/outline of the proposed panel, paper, or project (approximately 150-200 words). You can find more information at the website here.
Crisis – A Conference
6-8th September 2023, UWA
The Limina collective conference committee invites proposals for 20-minute papers from across the breadth of humanities research, to explore the theme of Crisis. Please submit abstracts (max. 200 words) and a short (50 word) biography to email@example.com by the 1st May.
Anzac Day, Jerusalem, April 25 1940. Service in the auditorium of the Jerusalem YMCA. (Source: Library of Congress)