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).
This week’s seminar will be given by Liam Detering – The Value of International Education as Public Diplomacy in Australia: An India-Indonesia Comparative Analysis. Next week (30th August) will be our very own CCH Executive member Andrew Singleton with his seminar ‘My Dear Mother – I am not Dead’: Australian Spiritualism in the Interwar Era.
We have one free seminar spot available for the rest of the year, if you have some research you’re keen to share with the CCH audience please get in touch with Anna.
And don’t forget that you can catch up with some our previous seminars in podcast form – now on Spotify!
New CCH Hub Site
We are very excited that our digital evolution at CCH continues. We now have a Sharepoint site (for Deakin staff and students only). This is where you can find CCH templates and logos, and importantly – new grant application forms. CCH members should have access, but you will need to use your Deakin login. We will have a new externally facing website soon – stay tuned!
Publications and Research
Tiff Shellam has a new NTRO (Non Traditional Research Output) with Andrea Witcomb and Denise Cook, published by Collecting the West. Tiffany Shellam, Denise Cook and Andrea Witcomb, Selecting Memories: Histories of the Aboriginal Collections at the State Library of Western Australia, published by Collecting the West, June 2023, ISBN 978-0-6458600-0-9
Women in the Pacific Manuscripts Bureau collection
30th August, 9.30am-10.30am (via zoom)
Alongside Kari James and Annie Kwai, Dr Deborah Lee-Talbot is delighted to present a webinar about the next generation of Women in the Pacific finding aid for the Pacific Manuscripts Bureau.
Thanks to the generosity of the ANU Gender Institute, you can join them on 30 August, 9.30 am AEST, to discuss our findings, challenges and identified limitations of the project to date. More details about the history of the project and registration are available here.
The Conversation Talk
7 September 2023
Deakin University Arts and Education Faculty academic staff are invited to attend a one-hour session on September 7 at noon to learn how and why to write for The Conversation. The Conversation Australia attracts 20 million unique reads worldwide each month through its Creative Commons republications in outlets that include the ABC, IFL Science, Channel News Asia, Apple News and many more.
Register your attendance via Deakin’s media training page here.
In this session, The Conversation Executive Editor Liz Mnchin will cover:
* the benefits of writing for The Conversation
* what sort of ideas the editors are seeking
* how to pitch an idea
* how editors decide what pitches to accept
* what happens if you get accepted / rejected
* how to write for The Conversation’s non-academic readership
* a Q+A
Come and learn how to make The Conversation work for you.
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 check out this page (Deakin login required).
Australian Policy History
On APH this week you can read an extract of the keynote address that Carolyn Holbrook gave to the HTAV Conference on the 27th July – History Education for the Citizens of the Future.
Australian Policy History (APH) is also now on Instagram. Check them out here.
New Archive Trial – Boston Herald
Deakin Library has arranged for a trial of the Boston Herald Archive 1848-1992. The trial gives us access to historical issues (May 1848-April 30 1992), text archive (July 26 1991 – current) and the Image Edition (2018 to current) of the Boston Herald.
Ken Inglis Postgraduate Prize 2023
Australian Historical Studies is currently welcoming applications for the Ken Inglis Postgraduate Prize 2023. This prize is awarded for the best paper presented by a postgraduate student at the 2023 AHA Conference. The prize consists of a two-year subscription to Australian Historical Studies and a $250 Routledge book voucher. Applications close 30th September 2023. You can find further information here.
AHA Early Career Researcher Fellowship
The AHA Early Career Researcher Fellowship is an award expected to be offered annually designed to support career-building publication activities, and attendance at the AHA annual conference in the year of the award. The $11,000 Fellowship is funded by donations to the AHA’s Public Fund, which supports the creation, publication, dissemination and discussion of historical literature in Australia. Applications are due 27 October 2023 – see here for more details.
There are a number of AHA prizes and awards now open for expressions of interest – check out the opportunities here and get your EOIs in!
Queensland Memory Awards
The Queensland Memory Awards aim to recognise outstanding contributions made to advance our understanding of Queensland’s history and heritage. There are a number of fellowships available as part of the Awards. You can find our more information here.
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.
International Studies Association Dissertation Completion Fellowship
The International Studies Association (ISA) invites applications for a new graduate student fellowship for 2024-2025. This award is targeted at students in the later stages of their PhD program (typically the final 2 years). The fellowship is intended help students offset the costs incurred as a result of research and writing activities necessary for the successful completion of the dissertation. Applicants must be working on a topic in the international studies field. Applicants must also be members of ISA. Applications close 1 September 2023. More information can be found here.
2023 S. J. Butlin Prize
The Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand is inviting nominations for the 2023 S. J. Butlin Prize for best Masters or PhD thesis in Australian or New Zealand economic history, awarded in calendar years 2020, 2021 or 2022. The applied definition of ‘economic’ is broad, encompassing business history and labour history, as well as more cross-disciplinary work in fields such as environmental history, urban history, agricultural history, political history. Nominations close 1 October 2023. More information can be found here.
Science and Society Network
Applications for the 2024 round of the Interdisciplinary Incubator Grant are now open. Applicants can apply for up to AUD$12,500 per project. SSN are calling for proposals from Deakin University early and mid-career academic researchers (EMCARs) that involve collaboration between researchers in STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and the HASS disciplines (humanities and social sciences). You can find out more information here.
Call for Papers
New Housing History Network
Revisiting Classics in Australian Housing History
This project, tentatively titled Revisiting Classics in Housing History, seeks to revisit canonical texts in the historiography of Australian housing. It comes out of a research agenda under the aegis of the New Housing History Network (NHHN), established in 2023, which has identified the current moment as a transformational one in understanding the cultural and social meaning of housing in Australia. The task of uncovering forgotten histories and historical imaginaries looms as an urgent task in our present moment, widely perceived to be one of exceptional historical crisis. Revisiting Classics in Housing History recognises the rich tradition of scholarship on housing across the twentieth century – much of which has slipped out of public consciousness – and asks what these texts might offer for readers today. While certain landmark texts in Australian urban and housing history have in recent years been “revisited” – notably Robin Boyd’s The Australian Ugliness and Janet McCalman’s Struggletown – a host of other histories remain under-read, and under-appreciated.
We invite proposals by authors to revisit key texts in the historiography of Australian housing. Proposals should nominate up to three landmark texts in the history of housing and briefly outline the reasoning to conduct a reflection on the enduring significance of the book in question. You can find more information about this call for papers here.
European Association for Urban History (EAUH) Conference 2024: “Cities at the Boundaries”
University of Ostrava
4-7 September 2024
Main Session 3: Interrogating Historical Value: A Place for People and the Past in Urban Heritage Conservation
Deadline for proposals: 30 September 2023
How might urban historians push the boundaries of heritage conservation in cities across the world? Our purpose is to interweave history and heritage, both conceptually and practically, to address the enduring failure of conservation to centre historical, social and community perspectives.
All paper proposals (max. 300 words) must be submitted by 30 September 2023. Please follow the guidelines for paper submission published on the EAUH website. Submissions should include a short bio. Please mark the paper for Session M3. For further details, please contact the session organisers: James Lesh, Deakin University (email@example.com), Rebecca Madgin, University of Glasgow (Rebecca.Madgin@glasgow.ac.uk), Tanja Vahtikari, Tampere University (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Spanish women’s football, 1914, club divisions of Montserrat and Giralda.