CFP: ‘Depths and Surfaces: Understanding the Antarctic Region through the Humanities and Social Sciences’

CFP deadline: Friday 3 March 2017. Conference: 5–7 July 2017, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart. Papers are invited from a broad range of disciplines – including history, literary and cultural studies, creative arts, sociology, politics, geography and law – that engage with the Antarctic, sub-Antarctic and Southern Ocean. Contributions from scientists interested Read more …

Australian War Memorial Summer Vacation Scholarship Scheme

Applications are now open for the 2017 Australian War Memorial Summer Vacation Scholarship Scheme. Three scholarships will be awarded to history students who are undertaking postgraduate studies or are in the third or fourth year of an undergraduate course. The scholarships are also open to students enrolled in museum or public history courses. Applications must Read more …

National Council of Women (NCW) NSW Australia Day Australian History Award 2017

Applications are invited for the NCW NSW Australian History Award. The Award of $1,000 is made to a female honours or research higher degree Australian History student enrolled in a New South Wales University in 2017, for a research project dealing with an Australian woman, or an Australian women’s organisation, or with a significant aspect Read more …

PhD scholarship: Australia, India and the Postwar World

A PhD scholarship is available in Deakin University’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences. The PhD student, under the guidance of the Chief Investigator, will initiate and conduct research on the topic of ‘Australia, India and the postwar world’ led by Professor David Lowe. Applications close Monday 31 October 2016. Further information.

Inga Clendinnen memorial service

In conjunction with her family, La Trobe University will be holding a memorial for Inga Clendinnen. All are welcome. Date: Saturday 8 October Time: 2:00 pm Place: Michael J. Osborne Centre, Institute of Advanced Studies, Garden View Drive, La Trobe University. NR8 building. Car park 8. Further information: Stephen Clendinnen clen@tpg.com.au

CHASS 2016 book prize shortlist

Congratulations to AHA’s Frank Bongiorno, whose book The Eighties: The Decade that Transformed Australia has been shortlisted for the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences’ 2016 book prize. Also shortlisted are historians Klaus Neumann, for Across the Seas: Australia’s Response to Refugees, and Brenda Niall for Mannix. Further information.