Newsletter 24 June 2022


The HCSA Historian Awards Night and History Festival Finale
You can read all about the night of the event in our recap here.

Congratulations to Dr. Susan Marsden
In the Queen's birthday list, Susan received an AM honour for service to history and heritage as an author, academic, and speaker. Very much deserved for her incredible contribution to Australian history, in particular South Australian.

Friends of the South Australian Archives
The FSAA's June newsletter is now available here (pdf).

Photo of Dr. Susan Marsden AM
Dr. Susan Marsden AM

South Australian Medical Heritage Society Meeting
Featuring Dr. Rob Norman speaking on 'History and aspects of the development of IVF'. 6pm, 23 June 2022. Guests are welcome, but please register them beforehand.
Further information here (pdf flyer).

To celebrate 90 years of the ABC, they have partnered with Volunteering Australia to encourage Australians to come together and make a pledge of giving 90 minutes of kindness in their communities. It is not a formal pledge, and it is up to individuals how they want to give back.
Further information here.

SA Heritage Council Heritage News May 2022
The latest newsletter from the Heritage council is now available.
Read it here (pdf)

National Archives Platinum Jubilee Gallery
To celebrate Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee in 2022, the National Archives UK has digitised a collection of documents reflecting on her life.
View the gallery here

Bernadette Bean SA Records Management Service Excellence Award
Established in honour of the late Bernadette Bean, the award recognises and celebrates service excellence by eligible SA nominees.
Nominations close 8 July.
Further information on the award website.
Flyer available here.

Algie's Romance, a 'lost' film
The State Library of South Australia is calling for help from history buffs with knowledge of the Mitcham Hills area. Four photos in the Library's digital collection are believed to be 'stills' from the comedy film Algie's Romance, filmed in South Australia during 1917 and 1918. Unfortunately the photographs have no background information with them, so if you or your family have any knowledge of the area or the film, the library would love to hear from you.
Further information via SLSA website.

Lectures, exhibitions, and events

The first annual Gladys Elphick Oration: First Nation Matriarchs: The Role of First Nations Women in Elevating Voices
The Gladys Elphick Oration honours the legacy of Gladys Elphick MBE, a woman of Kaurna-Ngadjuri descent and the founding president of the Council of Aboriginal Women of South Australia. This Inaugural Oration will be given by Simone Tur. Thursday 7 July, 6 - 7.30pm. Adelaide Town Hall.
Further information and tickets through eventbrite

Wakefield Press guest post: In the archives with Nicholas Baudin - Drawings
This guest post is by John West-Sooby, one of the editors of 'Roaming Freely Throughout the Universe': Nicholas Baudin's voyage to Australia and the pursuit of science. This is the second of a three-part series discussing how the book came to be, and the discoveries made along the way.
View the post on the Wakefield Press blog.

Our footy, our people, our stories: 145 years of the SANFL
Featuring highlights of the SANFL History Centre such as photographs, guernseys, trophies, and video. 3 June to 16 October 2022.
Further information via the State Library website

Overland Telegraph Sesquicentennial Symposium and lecture
The symposium will feature a round of speakers presenting newly researched information about the Overland Telegraph Line. 21 July 9.30am - 1pm. Allan Scott Auditorium, University of South Australia, City West Campus.
Further information and registration via Eventbrite

The OT-150 website is publishing a host of information in original short articles called "telegrams" to longer papers called "monographs". There are also resources for researchers such as reproductions of documents and lists of diaries and workers. These are all available on their website's library.
Visit the OT-150 website

Book releases

South Australia 1919-1939: Essays from the PHA (SA)
This collection of essays from the Professional Historians Association (PHA) is available for sale. Contact Peter Donovan to obtain copies. Cost $45, ordinary postage $9.55.
Email Peter at [email protected]

Dancing Before Storms: Five Revolutions that Made Today's World by Robert T. Harris
America 1776. France 1789. Europe 1848. Russia 1917. These five revolutions shaped the power structures of our modern world. Dancing Before Storms is about times of anger and upheaval, the connections between them, and the personal stories of men and women who had power and influence but were overtaken by events.
Further information on the Wakefield Press website

Calls for papers

'Narratives of Wellbeing' Symposium
1-2 September, La Trobe University and online.
An interdisciplinary symposium and edited volume to bring together researchers who approach wellbeing from a range of perspectives.
Abstracts due 30 June 2022


Tom Sheridan Scholarship
Valued at $500, the scholarship is awarded annually to an applicant who best demonstrates their capacity to make a significant contribution to our knowledge and understanding of the Australian working class. Applications due 5pm, 15 July 2022.
Further information here (pdf).

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor, Military Studies, ANU
Applications due 1 July, 2022.
Further information via Times Higher Education Unijobs.

Casual History Convenors, School of Humanities and Languages, UNSW
Casual teaching opportunities available in term 3, 2022. Two courses (ARTSS2271 Inventing Modern Australia, 1900 to Now, and ARTS2272 The European World, 1500-1800) have casual convenor vacancies. Applications due 12 August 2022.
Please contact the UNSW History convenor Dr. Zora Simic for more information: [email protected].

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.

Calls for papers

Australasian Mining History Conference 2022 held in Burra, South Australia September 18 - 25.
Further information and abstract template on the AMHA website.
Information circular no.1 available here.

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