AHA Newsletter 10 December 2020
AHA News | Congratulations | Announcements | Opportunities | Call for Papers | Reminders
Many members did not receive the AHA’s 3 December 2020 newsletter as it was labelled as spam by some email servers. The AHA would like to apologise and is working to find a solution which will avoid this issue in the future. In the interim, we have repeated all current items from the 3 December newsletter in this newsletter, and posted the old newsletter on our website here.
Applications open for AHA-Copyright Agency ECR Mentorship Scheme
The AHA is pleased to open applications for the AHA-Copyright Agency ECR Mentorship Scheme. This award supports Early Career Researcher historians to develop their professional skills. Specifically, it will link Early Career Researchers with senior historians who will mentor them in the development of new and innovative works of historical scholarship, in the form of articles that will be published in leading journals, and a short article in a public outlet. Successful applicants will receive a $1500 stipend and invaluable mentoring with a senior historian. Applications are due 29 January 2021. Full details of the Scheme are available on the AHA website here.
Congratulations to Luke Keogh for the publication of The Wardian Case: How a Simple Box Moved Plants and Changed the World (University of Chicago Press, 2020). This book shows how the invention of the Wardian Case spurred a revolution in the movement of plants—and that many of the repercussions of that revolution are still with us, from new industries to invasive plant species.
Congratulations to Roy Henry Patterson and Jennifer Jones for the publication of On Taungurung Land: Sharing History and Culture (ANU Press, 2020). This book draws upon Taungurung oral knowledge and an unusually rich historical record to examine how the Taungurung Nation of central Victoria negotiated with protectors and pastoralists to retain possession of their own country for as long as possible.
Congratulations to Carolyn Holbrook and Margaret Hutchison for the publication of a special issue in Journal of Australian Studies (Vol 44 Issue 4, 2020) focussing upon Visual Representation and Memory of the First World War in Australasia. This issue features articles by Kathryn M. Hunter, Rowan Light, Carolyn Holbrook, Margaret Hutchinson, Caroline Lord, Laura Dunham, and Anthea Gunn.
Congratulations to those AHA members highly commended at the recently announced Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2021. Congratulations to Kama Maclean, highly commended for British India, White Australia: Overseas Indians, intercolonial relations and the Empire (NewSouth Books, 2020). Congratulations to Grace Karskens, highly commended for People of the River (Allen & Unwin, 2020).
Vale Alan Powell
Alan Powell passed away on 25 November and was privately cremated. Emeritus Professor of History and Political Science at Charles Darwin University, Powell was a pioneering historian of Northern Australia and the Northern Territory. His work included Far Country: A Short History of the Northern Territory (1982) and Northern Voyages: Australia’s Monsoon Coast in Maritime History (2010). Powell is survived by his wife Jan Moore and children Jennifer, Ruddell and Myfanwy.
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13 December 2020: Love Actually (2003) (Stan)
Digital Humanities Downunder Summer Institute 2020
7 December – 11 December 2020, 4pm – 6pm AEDT
DH Downunder is a Digital Humanities / Digital Research Methods Summer Institute which provides training in cutting edge Digital Research methods and approaches. People of all backgrounds are welcome, including students, academic staff, PhD and postdoctoral researchers, librarians and professional staff.
Further information (registration required)
2021 AIATSIS Summit
31 May – 4 June 2021
For the first time ever the AIATSIS National Native Title Conference and the National Indigenous Research Conference will be held together over five days. The event will bring together Indigenous leaders, academics, and policy makers from around the country into one community of practice. Flexible registration packages will be offered, and there will be options for alternative modes of delivery.
Research Assistant Database
The Centre for Public History, assisted by the AHA’s Early Career Representatives, have refreshed and expanded their database of Research Assistants. This database is intended for use by those seeking a centralised register of research assistants across Australia and indeed globally, and by those wishing to advertise their availability. This database will prove especially useful for overcoming border restrictions, and for reducing the environmental impact of travel – a concern noted by the Working Paper on Sustainable History. Please note the Centre and the AHA are not party to any employment arrangement between researcher and assistant.
Lecturer in Indigenous Studies
The University of Melbourne invites applications for a fixed-term, Level B position in Indigenous Studies. This position will contribute to the teaching of Indigenous studies in subjects available across the four disciplines within the School of Social and Political Sciences. Only Indigenous Australians are eligible to apply. Applications are due 3 January 2021.
Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program
The Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program is a globally competitive fellowship program for early and mid-career researchers whose work is dedicated to improving the development, learning and living conditions of children and youth. Scholars who seek to combine multiple levels of analysis and engage in interdisciplinary work are encouraged to apply. Applications are due 11 January 2021.
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing
The University of Tasmania invites applications for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing (Level B/Level C). Among other requirements, applicants must demonstrate experience in fully online teaching methods and pedagogy. Applications are due 28 January 2021.
Collaborative Doctoral Program PhD Scholarships
Up to three joint Collaborative Doctoral Scholarships will be offered by the National Museum of Australia in partnership with the Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies (CHMS) in the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences. The partner institutions currently are: the National Museum of Australia and the Australian Parliamentary Library (Department of Parliamentary Services). The PhD can be completed by a combination of a range of formats including an exhibition or equivalent non-traditional output. Thesis by publication or scholarly edition are also possible. For enquiries contact Dr Alexandra Dellios (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications are due 15 April 2021.
CALL FOR PAPERS (NEW):
CFP: Military Labour History Working Group Panels
The European Labour History Network (ELHN) Military Labour History Working Group is seeking contributors for panels themed around military labour history. The panels will be delivered at the ELHN and Worlds of Related Coercions in Work (WORCK) Conference to be held from 30 August – 3 September 2021, Vienna, Austria (virtual presentations may be possible). Abstracts for individual papers are due 5 January 2021.
Webinar: Family history and the future of co-production and collaboration (online)
17 December 2020, 10am – 2pm AEDT
Australasian Society for Classical Studies Conference (online)
8 – 11 February 2021
Discount on new books for AHA Members
Amanda Harris (with contributions from Shannon Foster, Tiriki Onus and Nardi Simpson), Representing Australian Aboriginal Music and Dance 1930-1970 (Bloomsbury, 2020). Use code GLR TW6 at purchase to receive 30% discount.
Bain Attwood, Empire and the Making of Native Title: Sovereignty, Property and Indigenous People (Cambridge University Press, 2020). Use code ATTWOOD20 at purchase to receive 20% discount.
Benjamin Jones and Marius Gudonis (editors), History in a Post Truth World: Theory and Praxis (Routledge, 2020). AHA members are offered a 20% discount code (FLR40).
Ann Curthoys and Jessie Mitchell, Taking Liberty: Indigenous Rights and Settler Self-Government in Colonial Australia, 1830-1890 (Cambridge University Press, hardback 2018). Use code LIBERTY2020 at checkout before 31 December 2020 for 20% discount.
Susan Bartie, Free Hands and Minds: Pioneering Australian Legal Scholars (Bloomsbury, 2019). Use code HE6 at checkout to receive 20% discount.
PhD scholarship: Aboriginal Christianity in Queensland: a comparative perspective
Applications are due 18 December 2020.
ACNZSN Book Prize
Submissions are due 31 December 2020.
European Society for Environmental History Writing Support Programme
Expressions of interest with further information are due by 10 January 2021.
Call for nominations: Grace Abbott Book Prize
Nominations are due 15 January 2021.
Applications open for 2021 Calibre Essay Prize
Entries are due 15 January 2021.
Scottish Historical Review Research Assistance
Applications are due 22 January 2021.
History of the Human Sciences – Early Career Prize 2020-21
Entries should be made by 29th January 2021.
Increased funding from Leverhulme Trust for ECR Fellowships
Applications open 1 January 2021 and close 25 February 2021.
Griffin Chair in Economic History
Applications are due 31 January 2021.
PhD Scholarship: History of Foreign Multinational Enterprises in Australia
The notional closing date is 31 January 2020 but candidates interested in the role are encouraged to contact Simon Ville: email@example.com
IASH Project on Decoloniality Fellowships
Project proposals from mid-career and senior scholars are due February 2021. Project proposals from postdoctoral and ECR scholars are due April 2021.
SHCY calls for nominations for awards
Nominations are due 15 February 2021.
Notes and Records of the Royal Society – Essay Award
Essays are due 28 February 2021.
CFA: A History of the British World: New Voices and Perspectives
Abstracts of no more than 300 words are due by 31 December 2020.
Australian Society for the Study of Labour History Conference (note changed dates)
5-8 December 2021, Bendigo, Victoria.
Abstracts of 200 words or less are due by 15 February 2021.
CFP: Writing Australian History on Screen: cultural, sociological, and historical depths in television and film period dramas “down under”
Extended abstracts of 1,000-1,500 words are initially sought, along with a cover letter, bio, and CV, and are due 27 February 2021.
CFP: Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine (ANZSHM) Biennial Conference 2021 (please note changed dates)
Proposals for papers and panels are due 28 February 2021.
CFP: Oral History Australia Biennial Conference 2021
14-16 October 2021, Launceston, Tasmania.
Proposals are due 1 March 2021.
CFP: ANU Historical Journal II
Submissions are due 31 March 2021.
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