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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Extension to CFP deadline

The CFP for the annual conference has been extended to 15 August. Details on submitting an abstract are available with the general conference information.

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Additional Keynote speaker: ANZLHS Conference

The organisers of this year’s ANZLHS conference are delighted to announce a third keynote speaker for the conference, Professor Ann Curthoys. I am sure you are all familiar with her work, but in case not here is her bio.

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Congratulations to Libby Connors

Our congrats to Libby Connors. Libby recently won another award for her wonderful book Warrior – the Magarey Medal for biography, a biennial award judged jointly by the AHA and ASAL. Full details are here.

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Rare Books Lecture: Melbourne Law School

Members in Melbourne (and possibly beyond) may be interested in this year’s Rare Books Lecture at Melbourne Law School. It is being delivered by one of our members, Mark Lunney. Entitled “A Very Australian Story: Political Libels and the Conscription Referendums of the First World War”, it is on 21 July at Melbourne Law School. Attendance is free, but registration is required. More information is available on the Flyer.

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