Our newsletter is a day late due to the King’s Birthday holiday!
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 limited number of spots available 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!
First up next Trimester will be Tiffany Shellam on the 12th July.
And don’t forget that you can catch up with some our previous seminars in podcast form via this link.
Publications and Media
Andrew Singleton has a new article in the Journal of Australian Studies – The Victorian Spiritualists’ Union and the Surprising Survival of Spiritualism in Australia.
Anna Kent was quoted in this piece by ABC Indonesia marking the 70th Anniversary of Australian government scholarships to Indonesia (in Bahasa Indonesia).
Klaus Neumann contributed three chapters to a forced migration studies handbook recently published in Germany. The three chapters were “Recht auf Asyl” [right to asylum], “Seenotrettung” [maritime search and rescue], and “Australien und Ozeanien” [Australia and Oceania].
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 get in touch with Anna.
CCH Research/Planning Day
30 June, Deakin Downtown
Deakin staff and student members of CCH should have received an invitation to the CCH Planning day to be held on Friday 30th June at Deakin Downtown. Further details and an agenda for the day will be circulated shortly. The day will include a short workshop on applying for CCH Grants. Please get in touch with Anna if you have any questions.
End of Empire Workshop: Threats, Security, and Stress in the Australia-UK relationship
26 June 2023, Deakin Downtown
Co-hosted by the History Council of Victoria and the Centre for Contemporary Histories, this workshop draws together visiting scholars from ‘Threatened Orders – Societies Under Stress’ with the National Security team at Deakin University to examine the ways in which stress, broadly applied, has manifested in the Australian-British relationship with the end of empire. You can find more information here.
Guglielmo Giannini: Showman and Politician (exhibition)
CoAsIt (until June 30)
The exhibition Guglielmo Giannini: showman and politician (11 May – 30 June 2023) sheds light on one of the protagonists of Italian politics after World War II: Guglielmo Giannini, the founder of the ‘qualunquismo’ movement. Employing a historical-biographical approach, the exhibition showcases the many professional activities carried out by Giannini (from journalism to dramaturgy, from criticism to film direction). What these activities highlight are the depth and breadth of Giannini’s creative talents, as well as a period of incubation of political activity. The ‘showman’ Giannini, who subsequently emerged as a politician, was adept at intuiting and grasping the needs (and desires) of postwar Italian audiences. Today, Giannini’s story serves not only as a historical window onto the past, but sheds significant light on the ‘qualunquismi’ present in contemporary politics.
The exhibition is supported by Deakin University (which holds the Guglielmo Giannini Digital Archive) in collaboration with the Centro Studi del Teatro Stabile di Torino (Teatro Nazionale), the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna – Biblioteca Universitaria di Bologna (Rodrigo Pais Fund), the University of Pavia, and the Centro Studi e Archivio della Comunicazione (CSAC) of the University of Parma, and by COASIT, that hosts it.
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.
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).
Children’s birthday party at the home of Mrs Lucy Jane Moran, Todman Ave, Kensington, Sydney, 1930’s – Sam Hood. State Library of NSW.