PhD and Visiting Fellows: Harry Gentle Resource Centre

The Harry Gentle Resource Centre (HGRC) is dedicated to the study of the peoples and lands of Australia, with an initial focus on the area that became Queensland in 1859. It offers a portal of interactive resources, research publications, commentaries and research aids.The centre is now seeking applications for Visiting Fellowships and PhD scholarships.
Applications for Visiting Fellowships, Harry Gentle Resource Centre, Griffith University, close Sunday 30 October 2016.
Applications for PhD Scholarship, Harry Gentle Resource Centre, Griffith University, close Friday 21 October 2016.
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PhD and Post-Doc: Call for applications for the Global Humanitarianism Research Academy

A call for applications for PhD and Post-Doctoral scholars for the 2017 Global Humanitarianism Research Academy.  The Academy is to be held in Leibniz and at the Archives of the IRC in Geneva in July 2017. According to their blurb the ‘Research Academy addresses early career researchers who are working in the related fields of humanitarianism, international humanitarian law, peace and conflict studies as well as human rights covering the period from the 18th to the 20th century. It supports scholarship on the ideas and practices of humanitarianism in the context of international, imperial and global history’. More details here. Hat tip Imperial and Global Forum.

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PhD scholarships at Adelaide

News of two phd scholarships at Adelaide – one based in law and one in history – for topics related to English legal order from the 1680s to the 1760s. Applications close 31 October.

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Annual ANZLHS Conference: Registration

Registration is open for the annual ANZLHS conference at Curtin in December. Don’t miss earlybird registration, which closes on September 30. Please note that there has been a minor change of dates: now the 5th and 6th only. A page will also be posted soon with accommodation options.

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CFP: Oral History Australia Conference 2017

There is a CFP for the Oral History Australia Conference 2017, to be held in Sydney September 2017. The CFP closes January 31. Further information is here.

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National Library Scholarships and grants

The National Library’s Summer Scholarships are open. Applications close on 30 September 2016. Their spiel is below. Undoubtedly these would be beneficial to many of our members.  For more see

“These scholarships, funded through philanthropy, directly support postgraduate students requiring special access to the Library’s rich and diverse collections for their research. These fund travel, accommodation and a living allowance for a period of residency of six weeks over January-February, as well as provide intensive collection access, staff interaction and special facilities in a supportive research environment. Previous Summer Scholars have generally described their experience of the Library and the collections as ‘transformative’ for their research.

These scholarships are particularly relevant for younger scholars (under 30) in the disciplines of Australian history and culture, Australian literature, librarianship, archives administration or museum studies, or for those undertaking biographical research in any field.

The Library’s Japan Studies Grants are also open for application and close on September 30. These support scholars and researchers resident in Australia whose work in any field would benefit from access to the rich Japanese language and Japan-related collections of the National Library. Grants are offered for periods of up to four weeks. These are available to established and early career scholars and to PhD students.

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New CFP: Beyond the Culture Wars: LGBTIQ History Now

We note a CFP for papers for Beyond the Culture Wars: LGBTIQ History Now, to be held at La Trobe University, 25-26 November. While the CFP is broad, we note that amongst the list is an invite for papers with a focus on crime, law reform and policing. More information is at Deadline for abstracts is coming up, 31 July.

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