Swimming with the Spit – 100 Years of the Spit Amateur Swim Club

Join Dr Tanya Evans for a talk focusing on the forthcoming community authored, supported and funded book Swimming with the Spit: 100 Years of the Spit Amateur Swim Club. Tanya and the book’s other contributors hope to encourage readers and swimmers to think historically about their ambles down to the beach, invigorating morning swims and afternoon dips on sultry Sydney-summer Read more …

Horrible Histories? Children’s Lives in Historical Contexts

‘Horrible Histories? Children’s Lives in Historical Contexts’ is the launch conference marking the inauguration of the new UK-based Children’s History Society. Offering a forum for historical reflections from established and upcoming historians of children, childhood and youth, we also anticipate that this will be a platform for school-age scholars to reflect on the ways they 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 …

PhD scholarship in urban and architectural history

The Melbourne School of Design at the University of Melbourne, in collaboration with the Museum of Victoria offer a PhD opportunity to examine the changing nature of the designed public space in Melbourne from 1850. The successful candidate, under the supervision of Professor Julie Willis (Melbourne School of Design) and Dr Richard Gillespie (Melbourne Museum; Read more …

Social Insurance for the 21st Century? Exploring pathways for a sustainable, equitable and effective welfare system

Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia’s 2015 Symposium This symposium will provide an informed and lively discussion on aspects of national and international social insurance schemes. Past and contemporary  experience and current priorities will be assessed, and advice from Australian and leading international experts in the field will provide Australia’s researchers and policy makers with valuable Read more …

Three Dunera Lives

Join Australian historians Ken Inglis and Seumas Spark, together with American historian Jay Winter, as they examine the lives of three very different Dunera boys: Mike Sondheim, Gary Sostheim and Erwin Lamm. There is no single Dunera story. The lives of the 2500 ‘Dunera boys’ – their histories, successes, failures, political and religious beliefs – were and are Read more …