‘Skills for New Historians’ Seminar Series 2021

The AHA is delighted to announce a new ECR initiative, the new monthly ‘Skills for New Historians’ Seminar Series. This series will offer advice and guidance on academic life, and the various things emerging historians need to think about as they move into new phases of their careers. Seminars will focus on developing skills in relation to grants, publishing, and book proposals, to name just a few. They will also cover careers and pathways outside of/adjacent to academia too. AHA President Prof Melanie Oppenheimer will also attend these events – a great opportunity to get advice from not only experts in particular areas, but to meet and get to know a leading Australian historian who is the head of our representative body. Seminars are open to both ECR and HDRs who are members of the AHA.  

The seminar series will begin with a topic that is important generally but especially timely right now: Digital Histories. Our limited travel abilities in the age of COVID have only emphasised the importance and possibilities of the digital world. Whether engaging with digital archives or using digital tools to analyse archives or promote research, the digital research landscape is an exciting and ever-shifting space that offers countless opportunities for historians. The ECR representatives are delighted, then, to have two of the best researchers come and lead a seminar/workshop about the digital terrain: A/Prof Tim Sherratt (University of Canberra) and Dr Alana Piper (UTS). 

‘Digital Histories’ – First ‘Skills For New Historians’ Seminar 

5 March 2021, 4.00-6.00pm AEDT, via Zoom

Register via email to executive@theaha.org.au by 4 March 2021 

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