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Our seminar series is well underway for 2023. This week the seminar will be an update for CCH members at Deakin (students and staff) on how the transition to our status as a Centre is progressing, and what plans are in place to support research. We will then have a break in the mid-Trimester break, and we will return on the 19th April with Giselle Bastin.
News from Members
Congratulations to Jacqui Baker, who is the new regional Victoria state co-convenor for the AWHN. Working alongside Sarah Bendall, the new metro co-convenor, they envision that the two roles will bring events and peers in both areas into conversation with each other. With the changes wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic, many groups, such as the Melbourne Feminist History Group, have transitioned to hosting their seminars online, which has improved accessibility for those who cannot attend these events in-person. In addition, they hope to be an avenue through which events held in Melbourne and in regional Victoria can be cross-promoted. Furthermore, with the Australian Historical Association conference being held in July and the Lilith symposium to be held in September this year, both at the Australian Catholic University Melbourne, it is a great opportunity for the AWHN in Victoria to bring together scholars across the state. While they each represent different places in Victoria, they also research different periods of time. They hope to promote the AWHN amongst their networks and bridge the gap between researchers of early modernist and contemporary histories.
As an Early Career Researcher living and working on Wadawurrung country in regional Victoria, Jacqui would like to promote a greater sense of community, with a particular focus on fostering connection amongst HDRs and ECRs. There is a whole range of exciting research being conducted about women’s and gender history in regional Victoria and she believes that more could be done to improve communication amongst this stellar network of researchers and historians.
If you’re a historian, researcher, ECR or HDR living and working in regional Victoria, she would love to hear from you! Please take a moment to fill in this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8VQXPRW
Publications and Media
Carolyn Holbrook and Tom Kehoe has a piece published in The Conversation in relation to their Cancer Council Linkage grant – How the push to end tobacco advertising in the 1970s could be used to curb gambling ads today.
Carolyn also visited Zoe Daniel MP’s office, along with Prof Samantha Thomas from Health (with Emeritus Prof Mike Daube from Curtin), to brief her office about lessons from tobacco advertising that can be applied to online gambling. You can watch a video here showing Zoe making the connections and calling for a ban on gambling advertising on TV.
The CCH team is delighted that a number of seminars from 2022 are now available for listening as podcasts! You can see the available episodes here.
Affiliate member Nate Moir has a new chapter published called “After the Shooting Stopped: Justice and Journalism at Nuremburg”. The Chapter is in an edited collection – Reporting World War II.
Behind the scenes at the Library – State Library of New South Wales
Sunday, 16 April 2023 at 2:00 pm
From the Archives is a new series in which ABC RN’s Kate Evans is joined by a panel of experts on a different theme every two months to delve into a selection of incredible items from the Library’s collection. This event will feature Deb Lee-Talbot as one of the experts. Deb is the CH Currey Fellow and is currently researching librarian and archivist Phyllis Mander-Jones. More details and booking information here.
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. Abstracts are due by 31 March, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by the 1st May.
First Lady Grace Coolidge and Rebecca the Racoon ready for an Easter egg rolling game in 1927. If you, like me, cannot resist finding out more about why there is a racoon in this photo you can read more about Rebecca the racoon here. The photo is from the Library of Congress.