CFP: Melbourne Historical Journal Vol 43: ‘Territories & Transitions’

**Submission deadline extended: Tuesday 14 July 2015** Contributions are invited from postgraduate students in history that explore the many facets of this theme for MHJ’s 2015 issue. Published since 1961, the MHJ is a refereed journal for the publication of postgraduate research in all aspects of history. It is open to new approaches and aims to present Read more …

From Playgrounds to PlayStation: The Interaction of Technology and Play

In this romp through the changing landscape of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American toys, games, hobbies, and amusements, senior historian of technology Carroll Pursell poses a simple but interesting question: What can we learn by studying the relationship between technology and play? From Playgrounds to PlayStation explores how play reflects and drives the evolution of American Read more …

Foxtel prize for student paper

Foxtel, in its 20th anniversary year, is offering a $500 prize for the best paper on Australian television history presented by a student at the 9th Australian Media Traditions Conference: Soundings and Sightings. If you wish to have your paper considered for the prize, please note this when submitting your abstract by the due date Read more …

New emerging writers prize

A new Australian literary award has been established in memory of Sydney publisher Matthew Richell. The Richell prize for emerging writers, supported by Guardian Australia, was jointly launched by the Richell family and Hachette Australia, where Matt was chief executive, at the opening night of the 2015 Emerging Writers’ festival, which is also a partner Read more …

Research fellowships at University of Melbourne

With generous support from the Hugh Williamson Foundation and the Joyce Thorpe Nicholson Bequest three new research fellowships are available from the University of Melbourne in 2015. Two for Victorian residents to carry out research using the University of Melbourne Archives collection and one for research in the field of women’s studies. The deadlines for Read more …

The Hanged Man and the Body Thief: Finding Lives in a Museum Mystery

Alexandra Roginski’s The Hanged Man and the Body Thief: Finding Lives in a Museum Mystery (Monash University Publishing) is a story about phrenology, a biased legal system, the aspirations of a new museum, and the dilemmas of a theatrical third wife. It is most importantly a tale of two very different men, collector and collected, Read more …

Beyond Surrender: Australian Prisoners of War in the Twentieth Century

Joan Beaumont (with Lachlan Grant and Aaron Pegram) have edited Beyond Surrender: Australian Prisoners of War in the Twentieth Century (Melbourne University Publishing) which presents for the first time the diversity of the Australian ‘behind-the-wire’ experience, dissecting fact from fiction and myth from reality. Contributors include AHA members Kate Ariotti, Jennifer Lawless, Peter Monteath, Melanie Read more …