Science and Islands in the Indo-Pacific World

Keynote speaker: Sujit Sivasundaram (Cambridge) Within World History, the Indo-Pacific has played an important role in the production and development of scientific and cultural knowledge. Focusing on islands in the Indo-Pacific in particular, this two-day conference will explore their spatial and temporal role within the history of scientific knowledge production. Across these two disparate oceanic Read more …

Mike Smith Student Prize for History of Australian Science or Australian Environmental History

The National Museum of Australia and the Australian Academy of Science invite submissions for the 2017 biennial Mike Smith Student Prize for the History of Australian Science or Australian Environmental History. The deadline for submissions is 9:00 am Tuesday 4 October 2016. Further information.

Writing Histories of Gender in Australia and the World

Australia in the World Seminar With speakers Kat Ellinghaus (Monash University), Jacinthe Flore (University of Melbourne), Catherine Kevin (Flinders University), and Mary Tomsic (University of Melbourne) Each speaker will reflect on their own practices of writing histories of gender in local, transnational, and global contexts, exploring the key ideas, texts, and archives that they have engaged with. Bringing in Read more …

Voyages and Visions – A Symposium in Honour of John Gascoigne and Ian Tyrrell

Celebrate the inspirational careers of two of Australia’s most eminent historians: UNSW Scientia Professors John Gascoigne and Ian Tyrrell. This landmark three-day event brings together historians from all over Australia and internationally to share ground-breaking new work on empires and exploration, cross-cultural encounters, the history of science, American exceptionalism, and social and environmental visionaries.

Voyages and Visions: A Symposium in Honour of John Gascoigne and Ian Tyrrell

This celebration of the inspirational careers of two of Australia’s most eminent historians will be held 30 June to 2 July. There are a number of ways you can be involved: Cocktail Party and Keynote Address by Tom Griffiths, ‘Global Dreaming: Australia and the World’, $30 or Conference (2-day) and Cocktail Party/Tom Griffiths address: $150. Read more …

Gerda Henkel Foundation Research Grants

The Gerda Henkel Foundation invites proposals for research projects and research scholarships in the historical humanities, particularly within the fields of archaeology, art history, historical Islamic studies, history, history of law, history of science, prehistory and early history. Applications for research projects are accepted from universities and other research institutes or comparable institutions. Applications for Read more …

What Was Eugenics and Why Does it Still Matter?

Professor Philippa Levine, University of Texas at Austin. In the early twentieth century research on intelligence, hereditary disease, behaviours regarded as anti-social, family life and reproductive controls all took shape in the shadow of eugenics, a movement which claimed to apply the science of heredity to encourage healthy reproduction and to discourage unhealthy reproduction. The results were far Read more …

Voyages and Visions: A Symposium in Honour of John Gascoigne and Ian Tyrrell

Registrations are now open for a three day celebration of two inspirational careers. This event brings together historians from all over Australia and internationally to share ground-breaking new work on empires and exploration, cross-cultural encounters, the history of science, American exceptionalism, and social and environmental visionaries. Thursday 30 June to Saturday 2 July 2016, University Read more …

First Eric Richards Symposium in British and Australasian History

Submission deadline: Monday 25 July 2016. The School of History and International Relations, Flinders University, and the other sponsors of this meeting, invite abstracts for the first ‘Eric Richards Symposium in British and Australasian History’, to be held in Adelaide from Tuesday 31 January to Friday 3 February 2017. Emeritus Professor Eric Richards was a Read more …

Science and Islands in the Indo-Pacific World

Science and Islands in the Indo-Pacific World 15–16 September 2016, Cambridge, UK Keynote speaker: Sujit Sivasundaram (Cambridge) Within World History, the Indo-Pacific has played an important role in the production and development of scientific and cultural knowledge. Focusing on islands in the Indo-Pacific in particular, this two-day conference will explore their spatial and temporal role Read more …