Newsletter 12 July 2023
HCSA Membership Renewal
As the new financial year is upon us, we ask that you please take the time to renew your memberships for the 2023/2024 financial year (if you have not already done so)
You can renew your membership here.
Memberships can be renewed via credit card, EFT, cheque, and bank transfers. Invoices can be generated at the above link.
Additionally, you may also consider donating to the HCSA, which can be done as you renew, or separately through the link below:
Donate to the HCSA here.
Donations are tax deductible, and go towards supporting:
- The HCSA Fellowship
- The Historian Awards
- Public lectures (regional and city)
- Advocating for history in SA
- Daily operations
- Further work undertaken by the HCSA
We thank you again for your support.
Lectures, exhibitions, and events
Historical Society of South Australia General Meeting
Featuring Mac Beney on 'Sir Charles Todd - Fifty years of STEM leadership'.
4 August 7.30pm at Burnside City Uniting Church. Visitors welcome - $5 entry.
Debs, Dobs, and Doodles
Featuring three presenters putting three quirky topics under the spotlight to reveal the diversity of State Library collections. In-person and online. 18 July, 11am - 12pm.
Further information on the SLSA website.
Introduction to oral history workshop
Join Oral History SA/NT for a hands-on workshop on oral history practice, focusing on research, ethics, interviewing techniques, transcribing, and equipment. 13 August 2023, 12.30 - 4.30pm. Gawler.
Further information and registration through Eventbrite.
HTASA State Conference 2023: Charting the Past and Changing the Future
The HTASA Term 3 state conference is being held on September 2nd. Submissions are due 30 July.
Further information and registration form here (Word doc download)
Pdf version available here.
Bay to Birdwood 2023
Registrations for this year's Bay to Birdwood - one of the world's great historic motoring events - have opened, with places filling up fast.
The event will be held 22 October 2023.
Further information and registration here.
2023 Musicological Society of Australia Conference: Open Borders: The Future of Music Research
Being held 29 November to 2 December 2023, Adelaide.
Further information available here.
The Pioneer's Association of South Australia
The association has released their calendar of events for 2023.
Book an event by emailing your details to [email protected]. Please include the event code i.e. (E23-02)
Ahlan wa Sahlan (welcome): Hospitality in Arabic Culture
This new exhibition at the Migration Museum features the inviting and vibrant traditions of Arabic speaking cultures. 4 February - 31 July 2023.
Further information on the Migration Museum website.
Around the country
World's first exhibition of 19th century Australia's best unknown artist, Charles Rodius
The State Library of NSW is currently staging the first retrospective exhibition of Charles Rodius (1802 - 1860), featuring over 90 original watercolours, drawings, and prints, many never seen by Australian audiences. On now until 12 May 2024.
Further information on the SLNSW website
Secrets of Dulwich, by Polly Dundon
The first print run of Secrets of Dulwich, which had sold out, is now back for sale with another 60 copies available.
Because of the support and encouragement of book 1, Polly has now started on 'Secrets of Dulwich, Rose Park, Toorak Gardens, and beyond.' which will be available late 2023.
For further information contact the author at [email protected] or 0432 633 994.
Calls for papers
2023 Australasian Drama Studies Conference: Archives, Artists, and Absences
Being held 27 November to 1 December 2023, Adelaide.
Further information here.
South Australian History Fund
An annual grant program offered by the History Trust of South Australia for projects, research, or publications that contribute to the knowledge, understanding, or sharing of South Australia's rich history.
Applications due 12 August 2023.
Further information on the History Trust's website
State Library of New South Wales Fellowships
Applications are now open for a number of fellowships to support the study, writing, and teaching of Australian history and culture. Applications close 14 July 2023, 5pm.
Further information and registration on the SLNSW website.
Editorship of the Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society
The Royal Australian Historical Society is looking for a new editor for its biannual journal, the Journal of the royal Australian Historical Society. The appointment will be made before the end of this year by the RAHS Council. The new editor will receive a handover from the current editor Christine Yeats and the History House Team before starting in February 2024 to help prepare the June 2024 issue. The editor is supported by an Editorial Board, Publications Committee and the History House Team. Applications due 31 August 2023.
For further information please contact [email protected]
Federation of Australian Historical Societies Awards
The FAHS has two annual awards that are currently open for nominations: the Fellowship Award and the Merit Award. Nominations for both close 31 July 2023.
Further information on the FAHS website
Friends of Lutheran Archives Annual Research Fellowship
Open to emerging or established researchers, resident in Australia or abroad, and engaged in small or large research projects on any topic utilizing the resources of the Lutheran Archives. Applications due 9 August 2023.
Further information and application form through the Lutheran Church of Australia website