Newsletter 23 November 2021

Members News

HCSA Regional Lecture
Join the History Council of South Australia and their co-hosts, Rural City Council of Murray Bridge, the Murray Bridge Historical Society, and Wakefield Press at the Bridgeport hotel for the History Council of South Australia's 2021 Regional Lecture.
Philip Payton will be speaking about his new book, Vice-Regal: A history of the Governors of South Australia. Wednesday 1 December 6pm to 7.30pm, Bridgeport Hotel, 2 Bridge Street, Murray Bridge SA 5253.
View the flyer here (pdf).
Information and registration on Eventbrite here

Cover of Philip Payton's book 'Vice Regal: A History of the Governors of South Australia'

HCSA Fellowship 2022
Applications for the HCSA Fellowship are now open. The Fellowship provides support for all Australians researching and writing on an area of South Australian History. Those who applied last year are encouraged to reapply. Applications are due 30 November.
Further information here.
Nomination form here.

Protect Our Heritage Alliance
The POHA has recently given a statement on the Government's attacks on heritage and history.
Read the statement on the POHA website.

The Historical Society of South Australia is pleased to announce resumption of its Grants Scheme in 2022 for research, publication or promotion of South Australian history.

Further criteria and application and acquittal forms are available from the society’s website [link here] or by email from the secretary at [email protected]

The closing date for applications is Monday 28th March 2022. Successful applicants will be announced at the lecture meeting during the annual History Festival on Friday 6 May and all applicants will receive notification by Monday 15 May 2022. Payment of the monies awarded in grants will happen in June 2022.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Convenor
HSSA Annual Grants Scheme
PO Box 519
Kent Town SA 5071

SA Medical Heritage Meeting
This month's meeting will be held 25 November, with Professor Peter Roberts-Thomson speaking on 'Books, Libraries, and a Physician's Private Collection (with a medical emphasis)'.
Further information here (pdf)

On 10 December, Professor Glenn McCulloch will be speaking on 'The Origins of Neurosurgery in South Australia'.
Further information here (pdf).

Wakefield Press Essay Prize
Applications for the 2022 Wakefield Press Essay Prize Award open in December 2021. The prize is for the best essay on a topic relating to South Australian history.
Further information here.

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. Their talk, which was unfortunately cancelled in August, is now being held 7 December at 11:00.
Further information on the State Library website

AHA Online Conference 2021: 'Unfinished Business'
The 2021 Australian Historical Association Conference is being held online 29 November - 2 December 2021. The conference is examining the theme of history's unfinished business, from Black Lives Matter protests and toppled statues to the Whitlam Dismissal and more.
Visit the conference's website here.

SA Digihistory

Dr. Susan Marsden has made available an outline for the South Australian Digihistory Project here.

Do you have a favourite South Australian History book that is difficult to find? Would you like to see such books made available in digital format to buy or borrow from your library? Join us by nominating SA histories that were published only in 'hard copy' so they can be included in the South Australian Digihistory Project.

You can email your nominations to Susan Marsden at [email protected] Please include author, title, date and place of publication as well as any comments about the book. Nominations are due 31 December 2021.

A list of some books that have been nominated is available here.


AICCM Disaster Preparedness Calendar
In this age of increasing natural disasters, the Australian Institute for Conservation of Cultural Materials has put together a disaster preparedness calendar. It is designed to assist cultural collecting organisations in being prepared for disasters likely to impact their region.
Access it on the AICCM website here.

Music Research Day
The Musicological Society of Australia, SA branch, is holding its annual Research Day online on Saturday 27 November. All welcome to attend.
Program available here (pdf).

Around the country

Virtual Seminar: Historians on Planetary Futures
Presented by New Earth Histories and the Laureate Centre for History and Population, UNSW. Held Tuesdays in February to April 2022.
Further information on Eventbrite

Virtual Conference: Romantic Generations
Presented by the Romantic Studies Association of Australasia. The conference is a chance to revisit the generations of the romantics, as well as to ask what they generated. Held 9-11 December 2021.
Visit the conference's website here.

Online Seminar: Making Time and Selling Luxury in 18th and 19th Century England
Speaker Diana Volonakis will focus on women's training and employment at the Lancashire watch company, Prescot (1889-1910). Amy Erikson will examine the trades and training of women who owned and operated luxury shops in the most expensive part of London in the 18th century. Held 9 December 2021.
Information on the ReWomen website here.


Archivist positions at the Lutheran Archives. Applications due 11 December 2021.
Link to the Lutheran Archives webpage

Lecturer in History at The University of Waikato, New Zealand. Applications due 10 December 2021.
Link to the job advertisement here.

Mike Smith Student Prize for History of Australian Science or Australian Environmental History. Applications due 17 January, 2022.
Further information here.

Australian Death Studies Society Student Paper Prize due 1 December 2021.
Further information here.

Trove trial
Thanks to Commonwealth government funding, Trove is offering a free trial to Australian galleries, archives, museums, and historical societies that would like to reach a vast audience and see their collection in a national context. The trial period ends 30 June 2022.
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

(Re)Writing Care: Critical Histories of Community Mental Health Services in Australia
This special issue aims to showcase novel approaches, leaders, experiences and challenges for developing effective and inclusive mental health services.
Further information here (pdf)

Imperial Genealogies of crime
An online conference series that will explore histories of crime and imperialism through the lens of genealogy. Abstracts due 1 December 2021.
Further information here.

Nineteenth-century studies Interdisciplinary Symposium 2021 Online Friday December 3 2021. Abstracts due November 5.
Further information here.

Oral History Australia
Migrant Voices: Community collaboration and telling migration histories
Oral History Australia is seeking contributions from Australia and overseas for Studies in Oral History, No. 44, 2022. This special issue proposes to explore the doing, collecting, and promoting of oral histories with migrant, refugee or diaspora subjects and communities. Papers are due November 2021.
Further information here.

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

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