‘Gay Men at the Movies: Cinema, Memory and the History of a Gay Male Community’

Congratulations to Scott McKinnon on the publication of his book Gay Men at the Movies: Cinema, Memory and the History of a Gay Male Community (Intellect Books/University of Chicago Press). Drawing on film reviews, media reports, personal memoirs, oral histories and a striking range of films, this book explores the major role cinema has played Read more …

The Jo-Anne Duggan Essay Prize

Jo-Anne Duggan (1962–2011) was a great artist and a great friend of the Australasian Centre for Italian Studies (ACIS). Her artistic practice left what is arguably the richest and most compelling recent collection of photographs by an Australian artist to engage with Italian culture, history and art. To honour her memory, ACIS, with the generous Read more …

Honest History update

The Honest History coalition has done a special update of its website for Remembrance Day (which is also the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Australian War Memorial). New on the site are Richard Reid’s reflection on Remembrance Day, a story of how Canberra activists successfully campaigned against a plan to build rival memorials Read more …

CFP: Special Edition of Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies

This special issue, guest edited by Dr Brandy Thomas Wells (Augusta University), Dr. Claire Cooke (University of Western Australia) and Dr Ana Stevenson (University of the Free State), seeks theoretical and empirical and comparative and transnational papers that illuminate the dynamics of race, class and gender in the collaboration and connectivity of these two countries. Read more …

CFP: Queensland Review Special Issue: Museums, Communities and the Queensland Landscape

This special issue, to be published in June 2019, will address key questions within the area of museum engagement in Queensland’s historical landscape. It will assess the role of museums within this landscape, and question the importance of museums’ relevance, value and engagement in the present while still maintaining a voice for the past. In Read more …

Coordinator and teacher: ‘Empires: From the Silk Road to The Asian Century’ at The National School of Arts of the Australian Catholic University

Expressions of interest are sought for this position in the 200-level unit in first semester 2017 at the ACU’s Strathfield campus. There will be one 2-hour lecture and an estimated 1 x 1-hour tutorials per week. Unit description: HIST252 Empires: From the Silk Road to The Asian Century Why do Empires rise and fall, how Read more …

History Council of NSW: History Week 2017

The theme for History Week 2017 is ‘popular culture’. As History Week enters its 20th year, members are invited to celebrate popular culture across the decades, to investigate its construction and analyse its impact on communities and individuals. How has popular culture, whether it be music, theatre, dance, film, television, sport or fashion, changed over Read more …

Festschrift for Professor Marilyn Lake, 8–9 December 2016

A reminder that registrations for this event close Friday 18 November.
 Everyone planning to attend the conference must register first, as seating is limited. There have been some issues with the website registration process, so the deadline to has been extended to Friday 18 November. Please contact Liam Byrne (Liam.byrne@unimelb.edu.au) or Joy Damousi (j.damousi@unimelb.edu.au) with Read more …