Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship

The University of Chicago Press and Signs are pleased to announce the competition for 2017. Feminist scholars in the early years of their careers (fewer than seven years since receipt of the terminal degree) are invited to submit papers for the Stimpson Prize. Papers may be on any topic that falls under the broad rubric Read more …

Inaugural History Council of NSW’s Aboriginal History Prize will be awarded in 2016

The purpose of the History Council of NSW’s Aboriginal History Prize is to encourage students and other beginning historians (up to postdoctoral career) in the writing of Australian Aboriginal history from original sources. Indigenous Australians are strongly encouraged to submit entries. The winner will receive a $1000 cash prize and mentoring assistance from an appropriate History Read more …

AHA member winner of a 2015 Victorian Community History Award

Alistair Thomson is the winner of the 2015 Victorian Community History Award for History Article (Peer Reviewed) for ‘Anzac Memories Revisited: Trauma, Memory, and Oral History’, Oral History Review 42, no 1. (Winter/Spring 2015): 1–29. Shortlisted for this award was Douglas Wilkie for ‘Exodus and Panic? Melbourne’s Reaction to the Bathurst Gold Discoveries of May Read more …

Dancing in my Dreams: Confronting the Spectre of Polio

Kerry Highley’s Dancing in my Dreams: Confronting the Spectre of Polio (Monash University Publishing) details the disease and its treatment, the scientific endeavour that led to the discovery of the poliovirus, and the studies in virology and immunology that culminated in the production of a polio vaccine. It highlights the experiences of patients and the Read more …

‘A landmark work in the history of feminism’

Marilyn Lake launched Respectable Radicals: A History of the National Council of Women of Australia at the Melbourne City Bowling Club, before a large and enthusiastic audience of historians and members of NCWA on Sunday 11 October 2015. Marilyn hailed the book as ‘a landmark work in the history of feminism in this country that Read more …

Two research positions at University of Notre Dame, Broome

Researcher The successful applicant will have a PhD, refereed publications in academic journals and experience in research, grant writing, and postgraduate student supervision. Research Coordinator The successful applicant will have a PhD, and proven research experience with the ability to write grant applications, win funding and manage budgets. Applications close Monday 2 November 2015.

Nationalism as Classification

Submission deadline: 6 June 2016 7 July 2016, Victoria University, New Zealand. This conference will explore classification and taxonomy as they affect nationality and nationalism. Who classifies nations, how, and why? How are taxonomies imposed or resisted? How do national taxonomies interact with racial, linguistic, civilisational, or other taxonomies? We are interested both comparative analyses Read more …

Honest History e-Newsletter no. 30, 13 October 2015

Honest History’s e-newsletter has gone out to subscribers and is also on the Honest History website. Items include the debate around the date of the first Anzac Day; Derek Abbott’s review of Michael Wesley’s Restless Continent; John Myrtle’s new historical resource database covering 1900 to the 1970s; and an anonymous piece from The Triad (1917) on Read more …

International Journal of Play special issue: Histories of Play

Submission deadline: 1 April 2016 International Journal of Play special issue: Histories of Play The universality of children’s play crosses times, places and cultures — and histories of play offer unique perspectives on children and their worlds, and the wider societies they inhabit. This special issue examines the histories of play across historical periods Guest editors Read more …