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).
We have a rest week for this week’s seminar – and return next week (2nd August) with Ali Mozaffari from ADI joining us for a seminar titled Heritage diplomacy and soft power competition between Iran and Turkey: competing claims over Nowruz and Rumi. The week after that (9th August) will be Bart Ziino.
Following on from Robert Crawford’s seminar last week, he has shared the website for the project is here – he is still looking for shoppers and staffers to be involved!
And don’t forget that you can catch up with some our previous seminars in podcast form – now on Spotify!
Publications and Media
Heather Brown has a new publication in Girlhood Studies, called ‘Kody Keplinger’s The DUFF: Why Re-signifying the Slut Discourse Fails’, Issue 16, no.2.
Mia Martin Hobbs has a new article in the Journal of American History – Healing Journeys: Veterans, Trauma, and the Return to Vietnam. The piece is free to access and is an editors choice!
Congratulations go to Rebecca Cairns, who has won the Faculty Research Fund Prize. You can read more about the prize and what Rebecca plans to do with the prize here.
Congratulations to Scott McCarthy, who has received the Australian Catholic Historical Society’s annual James MacGinley Award for Australian Catholic History. Judges described his submission, titled ‘Federation, Sectarianism, and the Catholic Middle Class in Australia’, as ‘a delight to read and examines an element of Australian history that has had little attention in recent times …The author … effectively engages with the material and provides fascinating insights into Catholic middle-class agency and the effect of that agency in the political sphere’. Scott will receive a $500 prize, and has received an invitation to present his paper at a forthcoming meeting of the Society.
Congratulations to our most recent CCH Grant Awardees –
- Tiff Shellam has received Seed Funding for her project “The Future of the Natural History Museum” that will support some additional travel in Europe while she is there for a conference.
- Alyson Miller has received Seed Funding funding for her project examining Dark Academia. The funding will support payment for a research assistant.
- Ian Warren has received Seed Funding for his project working with the U3A in Geelong, understanding crimes listed in the 1855 Victoria Police Gazettes.
- Brad Underhill has received ERC Development funding to support book publication costs for his book manuscript.
- Fiona Gatt has received ECR Development funding for her project Revisiting Classics in Housing History. The funding will be used to support a one day workshop at Deakin Downtown.
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.
Making Public Histories Seminar – Culture in Overseas Embassies: Buildings that evoke Australia
27 July 2023 – 5pm (online)
How do embassies engage in projections of culture, sometimes also called ‘soft power’? What is the role of Australian Studies in connection with ‘official’ activities overseas?
Recent years have seen increasing attention paid to such questions. For example, a recent co-edited volume (Kate Darian-Smith and David Lowe), The Australian Embassy in Tokyo and Australia-Japan Relations (ANU Press 2023), explores the sociability of diplomacy and the symbolic and architectural importance of the Embassy. A focus on the Embassy’s occupants— from ambassadors to locally-engaged staff — adds depth to historical understandings of diplomatic work and regional ties, whether these be high level negotiations or soft power cultural influences. Join David Lowe, Kate Darian-Smith and Anna Johnston for a panel discussion on how Australian overseas posts are involved in the task of projecting Australia in other countries. Register here for the event.
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. The Stipend Top Up Grant for HDR students is now open – applications are due by 31st July. If you have not received a copy of the application form and you are eligible to apply, please get in touch with Anna. 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.
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Girls Soccer – 1918 – National Photo Company collection, Library of Congress.