Newsletter 29 July 2021

Editor: Jessica Fairey

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The Federation of Australian Historical Societies Newsletter
The newsletter for July 2021 has been published.
View it here.

Labour History Society SA Annual General Meeting
Including the Election of Office Bearers and Executive Committee, and Guest Speaker Don Longo on The Paris Commune's 150-year anniversary. The meeting will be held 15 August 2021, 2-4pm at the Box Factory.

Books in my life: the Campbells of Anlaby by Janet and Sue Scarfe
Professional historian Janet Scarfe and genealogist Sue Scarfe are the great grand-daughters of Hugh and Margaret Campbell, the first of three generations to live and work on Anlaby. The new book The Campbells of Anlaby, 1860-1940 is a collaborative work of family and social history. They are giving a talk at the Friends of the State Library gathering on 3 August, 2021.
Further information here.

Down Beside the Sea with Deb and Ron Kandelaars
In this guest post for Wakefield Press, the two authors talk about their recently published book Victor Harbor: Down beside the sea. Their work is the story of how Victor Harbor came to be, as told by the people who live there.
Read the post here.

The History Trust of South Australia is moving
The History Trust of South Australia will be relocating from the Torrens Parade Ground to Ayers House. Previously under the care of the National Trust, the building is set for a $6 million upgrade before the History Trust moves in mid-2022.
Read the History Trust's statement here.

National Archives of Australia Funding Announcement
The Federal Government has recently announced $67 million in funding for the National Archives of Australia. This is very welcome news, and comes from a concerted publicity campaign lead by journalist Gideon Haigh and historian Graeme Davison. This funding will help digitise at-risk documents and clear backlogs of requests. However, uncertainty regarding the South Australian branch of the NAA remains, and the History Council and members are continuing to investigate and act on this.
Further information here.

Friday Forums are back
Dr. Susan Marsden will be guest speaker at the South Australian Heritage Council's Friday Forum on 20 August 2021. Her talk is titled 'The Twentieth-Century Historic Framework: A Tool for Assessing Heritage Places'. More details are to follow.
Download the framework here.


Online resources: Museums and Galleries NSW
Museums and Galleries NSW has compiled a variety of online resources to assist professionals in their day-to-day operations, including fact-sheets, templates, and 'how-to' guides.
View the resources here.

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POSTPONED: AFFHO Conference: 'History in Paradise' on Norfolk Island
With the impact of the COVID pandemic and ongoing uncertainty around travel restrictions within Australia, it is with great regret that the AFFHO Conference has been postponed until 2022.
Further information here.


Laura Bassi Scholarship provides editorial assistance to postgraduate students and junior academics whose research focuses on neglected topics of study, broadly construed, within their disciplines. Applications due 31 July 2021.
Further information here.

Senior Lecturer in Australian Studies at King's College, London. Applications due 30 August 2021.
Further information here.

Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair in Australian Studies at Harvard University for 2023-2024. Applications due 30 September 2021.
Further information here.

Peter Blazey Fellowship for writers in the non-fiction fields of biography, autobiography, and life writing to further a work in progress. Applications due 2 August 2021.
Further information here.

Donna Coates Book Prize for a monograph published by an Early Career Researcher and/or someone who has published their first book in 2021, that examines at least two countries out of Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. Applications due 31 December 2021.
Further information here.

Calls for papers

Cartoon Conflicts: Contemporary Controversies and Historical Precedents. Submissions due December 31 2021
Further information here.

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