AHA Newsletter 3 December 2020

Due to technical issues, some members were unable to receive the 3 December AHA newsletter. Unfortunately it seems we are unable to resend the newsletter, but should be able to wait out the issue to be resolved, and should be able to send the newsletter next week. All items from this week’s newsletter will be included in the 10 December newsletter, and are also available below:

AHA Newsletter 3 December 2020  


AHA News | Congratulations | Announcements | Opportunities | Call for Papers | Reminders  


Closing soon – Call for Expressions of Interest for New Editor/s for History Australia, 2022-2024 

History Australia is the official journal of the Australian Historical Association. The current editors of HA, Michelle Arrow, Leigh Boucher and Kate Fullagar, will be completing their term on 31 December 2021. The Executive welcomes expressions of interest from candidates located in any Australian university or universities, and engaged in any variety of history, to be received by Friday 4 December 2020. View the full details on the AHA 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



#HATMAus Sundays at 8pm (AEDT) on Twitter 

6 December 2020: Rush (2000) (Netflix) 

Further information 

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) 


Researcher (Policing and Security) and Senior Researcher (Policing and Security), Parliamentary Library 

The Parliamentary Library Research Branch provides information, analysis and advice to the Parliament, and is recruiting for a Researcher (Policing and Security) vacancy and a Senior Researcher (Policing and Security) vacancy within the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security Section. Applications are due 9 December 2020. 

Further information 

Senior Researcher (Defence) 

The Parliamentary Library Research Branch provides information, analysis and advice to the Parliament, and is recruiting for a Senior Researcher (Defence) vacancy within the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security Section, Research Branch. Applications are due 9 December 2020. 

Further information 

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. 

Further information 

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. 

Further information 


CFP: Special edition of Popular Music History on the impact of COVID on popular music history and heritage 

The journal Popular Music History is seeking quick-response contributions of up to 5000 words that explore what the COVID-19 pandemic will mean for how scholars write about, research, collect, and exhibit popular music’s past. Abstracts of 200-300 words are due 7 December 2020. Enquiries may be sent to Catherine.Strong@rmit.edu.au or Shane.Homan@monash.edu 

Further information 


Events (Reminders): 

Registrations open for ACHRC Conference and public lecture (online) 

2 – 4 December 2020 

Full details 

Book conversation: Pride in Defence: The Australian Military and LGBTI Service since 1945 (online) 

9 December 2020, 1pm AEDT 

Full details 

Aotearoa New Zealand Gender History Seminar (online) 

9 December 2020, 12-1pm NZDT/10-11am AEDT:  Felicity Barnes, Rachel Tombs, and Melissa Matutina Williams. 

Zoom link 

39th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society (online) 

9 December 2020, 9am-7pm NZDT/7am-5pm AEDT 

Full details 

Webinar: Family history and the future of co-production and collaboration (online) 

17 December 2020, 10am – 2pm AEDT 

Full details 

Australasian Society for Classical Studies Conference (online) 

8 – 11 February 2021 

Full details 

Opportunities (Reminders):  

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. 

Full details 

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. 

Full details 

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).  

Full details 

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. 

Full details 

Susan Bartie, Free Hands and Minds: Pioneering Australian Legal Scholars (Bloomsbury, 2019). Use code HE6 at checkout to receive 20% discount. 

Full details 

Honours Bursaries in History at Flinders University 

Applications are due 4 December 2020. 

Full details 

Senior Heritage Interpretation Consultant 

Applications close 8 December 2020.  

Full details 

PhD scholarship: Aboriginal Christianity in Queensland: a comparative perspective 

Applications are due 18 December 2020. 

Full details 

ACNZSN Book Prize 

Submissions are due 31 December 2020. 

Full details 

European Society for Environmental History Writing Support Programme 

Expressions of interest with further information are due by 10 January 2021. 

Full details 

Call for nominations: Grace Abbott Book Prize 

Nominations are due 15 January 2021. 

Full details 

Applications open for 2021 Calibre Essay Prize 

Entries are due 15 January 2021. 

Full details 

Scottish Historical Review Research Assistance 

Applications are due 22 January 2021. 

Full details 

History of the Human Sciences – Early Career Prize 2020-21 

Entries should be made by 29th January 2021

Full details 

Increased funding from Leverhulme Trust for ECR Fellowships 

Applications open 1 January 2021 and close 25 February 2021.  

Full details 

Griffin Chair in Economic History 

Applications are due 31 January 2021

Full details 

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: sville@uow.edu.au 

Full details 

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

Full details 

SHCY calls for nominations for awards 

Nominations are due 15 February 2021. 

Full details 

Notes and Records of the Royal Society – Essay Award 

Essays are due 28 February 2021. 

Full details 

CFPs (Reminders): 

CFP: The Great Circle 

Please contact Erika Techera (erika.techera@uwa.edu.au) if you are interested in submitting your paper or if you have any questions. 

Full details 

CFP: New Perspectives on the Greek War of Independence 200 Years On: Myths, Realities, Legacies and Reflections 

Proposals are due 7 December 2020. 

Full details 

CFA: A History of the British World: New Voices and Perspectives 

Abstracts of no more than 300 words are due by 31 December 2020. 

Full details 

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.   

Full details 

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.  

Full details 

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

Full details 

CFP: Oral History Australia Biennial Conference 2021 

14-16 October 2021, Launceston, Tasmania.  

Proposals are due 1 March 2021. 

Full details 

CFP: ANU Historical Journal II 

 Submissions are due 31 March 2021.  

Full details 

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