PhD Studentships in History, La Trobe University

Applications are invited for two PhD studentships leading to the degree of PhD in the Archaeology and History Program (History), La Trobe University. The scholarships are part of an Australian Research Council Linkage Project, LP: LP160100099 ‘Faith on the Goldfields: Rediscovering religious diversity 1852-today’. Chief Investigators: Dr Jennifer Jones, Dr Timothy Jones, Dr Nadia Rhook, Read more …

Change, Commemoration, Community

EXTENDED submission deadline: Friday 24 June 2016 2016 Australasian Irish Studies Conference 29 November – 1 December 2016, Flinders University, Adelaide Under the umbrella of Change the conference organisers envisage subthemes of creativity, rebirth, revolution, renewal, new departures, innovation and economics. Commemoration encompasses all the significant events in Ireland’s political, social and economic life and Read more …

Religious History Association Research Workshop Grants 2016

The Religious History Association invites applications for grants to support the study and publication of religious history. The closing date for applications is Thursday 30 June 2016. The aim of the grants is to facilitate the holding of workshops/conferences with a view to publication of research. Two forms of grant will be considered consistent with Read more …

A Mission Divided: Race, Culture and Colonialism in Fiji’s Methodist Mission

Kirstie Close-Barry’s A Mission Divided: Race, Culture and Colonialism in Fiji’s Methodist Mission (ANU Press) recounts the stories told by Methodist missionaries and ministers to its grassroots membership, and draws on archival and ethnographic research to reveal the emergence of ethno-nationalisms in Fiji, the legacies of which are still being managed in the post-colonial state Read more …

Martin Griver – Unearthed

Odhran O’Brien’s biography Martin Griver – Unearthed (St Paul’s Publications) covers the Spanish-born priest’s leadership of colonial Western Australia’s early Catholic community, including the Catholic Church’s ministry and social welfare outreach. Vatican intervention, interfaith relations and the role of Catholicism in colonial expansion are explored.

Report of Rosendo Salvado to Propaganda Fide in 1883

Stefano Girola launched in Perth last month his translated and edited Report of Rosendo Salvado to Propaganda Fide in 1883 (Morning Star Publishing). Bishop Salvado’s 1883 Report provides a detailed account of the Benedictine mission among the Noongar people of Western Australia. A primary source for those interested in the history of the Benedictine mission Read more …

The Jews of Spain – Past, Present and Future

Moises Hassan-Amselem, Honorary lecturer at the University ‘Pablo de Olavide’, Sevilla, Spain. For over 1000 years, Sepharad was the home to a large Jewish community noted for its richness and virtuosity. That all ended in the 15th century with the creation of the Spanish Inquisition and the final expulsion in 1492. Today, the Jewish Community Read more …

Congratulations to AHA member recipients of State Library of NSW fellowships!

Russell McGregor has been awarded the 2016 David Scott Mitchell Memorial Fellowship for a project entitled ‘Bush Naturalist: A Life of Alec Chisholm’, which will culminate in a book-length biography of this pioneer conservationist and popular natural-history writer. Cath Bishop has been awarded the 2016 Australian Religious History Fellowship for a project entitled ‘“She Has Read more …