Newsletter 14 September 2021

Members News

HCSA Annual General Meeting
Our Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 20 October at the Historian Hotel, 18 Coromandel Place, Adelaide. 6:00pm for a 6.30 start. Unfortunately only fifty places are available due to restrictions on numbers.
Please RSVP and reserve your ticket here.

Please remember that you must have your membership up to date prior to the AGM. You can renew your membership here.

As per our constitution, committee position terms are two years. Please review your position as if your term has ended, you may wish to re-nominate yourself or nominate another member of your organisation.

HCSA Membership Renewal
You can renew your HCSA membership for the 2021-22 financial year here at our website.
We offer payment by invoice, online, EFT and cheque. Please make contact if you have any issues with this process.

Looking forward to a productive year ahead!

Friends of South Australia's Archives: Update on South Australian Archives held by the NAA
The latest newsletter from the FSAA provides a summary of the situation regarding the relocation of South Australian NAA archival material to Canberra, where a centralised digitisation hub is to be established. The History Council and the FSAA urge people to consider contacting their local MP or South Australian Senator to register their concerns.
Link to the FSAA newsletter here.

A State of Change: two days of learning, sharing, and connecting history
Presented by the History Trust of South Australia and its partners the University of Adelaide, the State Library of South Australia, and Wakefield Press, proposals for sessions at this event are due 12 September 2021. The event itself will be held 19-20 November 2021.
Further information here.

Historical Society of SA Meeting
Held 1 October 7.30pm at Burnside City Uniting Church. Bernard Whimpress will be speaking on 'George Giffen, the Cricketer'. Everyone welcome, non-members $5 entry.
Further information and booking here.

Labour History Society SA, Tom Sheridan Scholarship 2021 Assessment Panel Report
The assessment panel has produced a report on their recommendations for the Labour History Society SA's 2021 Tom Sheridan Scholarship.
View the report here.

Heritage References
Dr. Susan Marsden has kindly provided titles and links to historic frameworks and guides mentioned in her talk to South Australia's Heritage Forum.
View the reference list here.

Unley Museum: 1 5 0
From 21 August to 18 December 2021, Unley museum is hosting an exhibition to celebrate the city's 150th anniversary.
Further information here.

Flinders History Research Seminars
The next seminar is being held on October 8: 'Intimacy, domesticity, and violence in the long, turbulent mid-twentieth century.' by Associate Professor Catherine Kevin, Flinders University.
Seminars are held Fridays, 11.15am - 12.30pm. Seminars will be held in a mixed format, both in-person with social distancing observed as well as online.
Email [email protected] for links to the seminars online.
View the full seminar schedule here.

Expressions of Interest: Aboriginal Reference Group
State Records and the State Library of South Australia are calling for expressions of interest from members of the South Australian Aboriginal community to join a joint Aboriginal Reference Group. The group will provide feedback and advice on services, activities, and policies of State Records and the State Library relating to Aboriginal people and culture. Nominations close 30 September 2020.
Further information here.


The Greek Museum of Adelaide
This October the Greek Museum of Adelaide will be opening as an open and free-to-public museum at Flambrouro Hall, 18 Fulton street, Glenelg.

Around the country

History Trivia
History Guild is hosting an online History Trivia night via Zoom on 16 September. Registration is pay-what-you-can, and all proceeds go toward History Guild's work improving historical literacy.
Further information here.

Oral History Australia Biennial Conference 2021
It is with great regret that, due to the COVID situation in the eastern states, the Oral History Association has made the decision to postpone their 2021 conference until next year. Details will be communicated over the coming weeks.

Book releases

Flight to Fame, by Sir Ross Smith
Originally published as 14,000 Miles Through the Air in 1922, this is the story of the world's first flight from England to Australia, as told by the pilot, Sir Ross Smith.
Further information here.

Too Much Cabbage and Jesus Christ: Australia's 'Mission Girl' Annie Lock, by Catherine Bishop
An eccentric faith missionary complicit in Australia's worst policies: Annie 'saved' souls, 'rescued' children, eroded culture, and condoned Aboriginal men beating their wives. this biography dives into massacres, stolen generations, and the problem of Aboriginal missions.
Further information here.


Australian Historical Society Prizes The AHA has a number of awards and prizes for offer in 2021-2022, including awards for postgraduates, and a first book award.
View the prizes at a glance
Further information on the AHA website here.

Oral Historians - State Library of NSW. Applications due 10 October 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.

Minoru Hokari Scholarship for fieldwork in Australian Indigenous History. Applications due 30 September 2021.
Further information here.

Margarey Medal for Biography to the female person who has published the work judged to be the best biographical writing on an Australian subject. Intentions to submit due 30 September 2021.
Further information here.

Lecturer in Modern European History, ANU. Applications Due 24 September 2021.
Further information here.

Kay Daniels Award recognises original research with a bearing on Australian convict history and heritage. Intentions to submit due 30 September 2021. Applications due 31 January 2022.
Further information here.  

Project Officer, First Nations Histories at the History Council of NSW. Applications due 5pm, 28 September 2021.
Further information here.

Allan Martin Award to assist early-career historians further their research in Australian history. Intentions to submit due 1 October 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.

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

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.
Further information here.

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

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