Newsletter 27 April 2023
History Festival Launch
Reported by Dr. David Sweet, Deputy President
I represented the HCSA at the History Festival Launch on Tuesday morning. The event was well attended (maybe 50 people) and I was able to chat with a few people on behalf of the HCSA.
The History Trust has exciting plans for Awards night and History Festival closing event on 31 May. They are planning a video production, with pre-recorded video clips, and it will be interesting to see how that turns out. Channel 44 was the video production team on Tuesday,
The Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony was one of the best I have seen, with interesting and clear explanations of what the various aspects of the ceremony and dance depicted.
The printed program is a bumper production, and widely available to pick up. It is also available online at: festival.history.sa.gov.au
Funding for Trove secured in 2023-24 Federal Budget
The Federal government has made a commitment to provide $33m over the next four years to maintain Trove, with 9.2m in indexed ongoing annual funding beyond that time period.
Read the announcement on Trove here.
Read Minister for the Arts Tony Burke MP's media release here.
National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries 2.0
The National Standards Taskforce launched the latest version of the National Standards on 22 March, 2023.
This update has involved creating new content in response to major changes in ideology and museum practice since the original version in 2008. The National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries is focused on key areas of activity common to organisations that care for collections and provide collection, exhibition, and program-based services to the community.
The National Standards aim to support Australian museums, galleries and collecting organisations achieve their objectives, from high-level policy, planning and stakeholder liaison, to practical everyday activities. They provide a guideline for current best practices.
The National Standards can be viewed and downloaded here (pdf).
Labour History Society SA
The society has published their Autumn 2023 edition of Labour History News.
You can read it here (pdf).
Word of Mouth Autumn 2023
The latest edition of Oral History SA/NT's newsletter is now available.
Read it here
History Teacher's Association of South Australia Newsletter
The first 2023 edition of the HTASA newsletter Kooringa is now available.
Read it here (pdf)
WEA is seeking History Project Volunteers
WEA Adult learning has been providing adult South Australians with affordable and accessible learning opportunities since 1913. For their 110th anniversary, WEA are planning a volunteer-led project to ensure their rich history is properly recorded and preserved for future generations. They are seeking volunteers to help with research, cataloguing, digitising, and storage of documents, objects, and photographs.
Further information and application through Seek Volunteer
The new WEA course guide for April is now out, including walks, tours, and history events.
View the course guide here.
Petition: Save the Historic and Heritage-Listed Thebarton Police Barracks
The State Government of South Australia has announced its intention to build a new Women's and Children's Hospital upon a site belonging to the Heritage-listed Thebarton Mounted Police Barracks - a complex of Historic buildings located alongside the Old Adelaide Gaol.
View and sign the petition here.
Read about the project on InDaily here
Lectures, exhibitions, and events
Brews and Bars: South Australian Stories of Beers and Brewing
This exhibition, hosted by Unley museum with the support of the City of Unley, Coopers Brewery, and The Suburban Brew, looks into South Ausrtalia's brewing past. Launching 18 May 2023, at Unley Museum. 5-7pm.
Further information and RSVP through the city of Unley website
Postcards from the Edge: Making History Matter
In conversation with Keith Conlon OAM and Dr. Kiera Lindsey will explore why South Australian History matters, and who cares about 'history' and 'heritage' in twenty-first century Australia and why. 2 May 2023, 6-8pm, Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett St. Adelaide.
Further information and registration through Eventbrite
Voice to the Parliament: Voice to the World
In this event, eminent historian Professor Henry Reynolds draws on new writing to address the current debates on the coming referendum. 7 May, 2-4.30pm. Bragg Lecture theatre, University of Adelaide. Registration required.
Further information and registration through Humanitix
History and Imagination: Adversaries or Allies?
Join the History Trust and University of South Australia to hear a panel of cutting-edge international, national, and state historians discuss imagination within history practice. 4 May 2023, 5.30 - 7.30pm, Mercury Cinema, Morphett st.
Further information and booking on Eventbrite
Friends of Lutheran Archives Events
The friends of Lutheran Archives have events coming up in the next few months, including:
In the Barossa and Beyond: George French Angas, artist and naturalist with speaker Philip Jones on 25 May.
Missionary Christian Gottlob Teichelmann: a life of patient endurance with speaker Christine Lockwood on 29 June.
Labour History Society South Australia
For history month, Professor Henry Reynolds will be speaking on his recent book Truth-Telling: History, Sovereignty and the Uluru Statement. Free Event. 7 May, 2pm, in the Barr Smith Reading Room at the University of Adelaide.
Back to Sturt Street School
An exhibition to celebrate the 140th year of Sturt Street School is opening in May
Flinders History Research Seminars
They are back on again for 2023, held Fridays at 11.15 am in Social Sciences South 145 (Bedford Park Campus) and via Microsoft Teams.
The next presentation will be Professor Matt Fitzpatrick (Flinders University) speaking on 'Banking on Empire: Chasing Chinese debt after the 1911 Revolution' on 28 April.
Join on Zoom by entering meeting ID 415 337 727 596 and passcode: Yq7pZe
The Pioneer's Association of South Australia in March
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.
More than Miners: Cornish Essays from South Australia by Jan Lorkan and Philip Payton
A compilation of selected essays from the most recent seminars the Cornish Association of South Australia has staged in association with Kerneweck Lowender. The book is being released during the festival.
Further information through Wakefield Press
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.
Under Siege: The Spanish Flu in South Australia 1919-1920 by Rita Bogna
An evolution of an essay which received a commendation from the judges of the Wakefield Press Essay Prize in 2021. The book will be launched 30 June 2023 in the Hetzel lecture theatre, Institute building, North Terrace. Attendance is by personal invitation only, but the author can make some spaces available for History Council members. Members can contact the author at [email protected] to seek an invitation to the launch or for more information.
Preorder through Openbook Howden
Calls for papers
AAHANZBS Conference: Learning from the past
Academic Association of Historians in Australian and New Zealand Business Schools (AAHANZBS) 14th Annual Conference, 30 November – 1 December 2023. The conference is seeking submissions addressing the theme 'Learning from the past'. Abstracts due 7 July 2023.
Further information about the conference through the University of Sydney
Further information about the call for papers here (pdf)
'Royal Spectacle and Court Performance' Workshop
Hosted by the University of Adelaide and the Society for the History of Emotions, this workshop explores royal spectacles and court performances in the medieval and early modern world. To be held at the University of Adelaide, 21 September 2023. Proposals due 30 April 2023.
Further information here.
Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine (ANZSHM) Conference 2023: Second Opinions
To be held in Adelaide, 12-15 July 2023. Abstracts on any topic related to the history of health and medicine in any period or region are encouraged.
Further information available on the conference website here.
The Conference is also currently seeking sponsors.
Further information available here (pdf flyer)
Journal of Australasian Mining History CFP
Submissions due 1 July 2023
Further information available here.
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
National Library of Australia Community Heritage Grants 2023
The program supports community organisations to look after Australian cultural heritage collections. Applications close 8 May 2023.
Further information on the NLA website
Bernadette Bean South Australian Records Management Service Excellence Award
Looking to celebrate current, new, and past outstanding SA practitioners, teams, students, researchers, historians, volunteers, and others in the areas of records management, archives management, and history, cultural heritage, museum or library collections management. Nominations are now open until 8 July 2023.
Further information on the award website.
ANU Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Australian History
Applications due 1 May 2023.
Further information on the ANU website
UNSW Level B Position in Middle East / Africa / South Asia History
Applications due 5 May 2023.
Further information on the UNSW website
2023 National Library of Australia Community Heritage Grants
The program supports community organisations to look after Australian cultural heritage collections, with a focus on local groups with limited funding who would benefit from access to professional cultural heritage expertise. Applications due 8 May 2023.
Further information through the NLA 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
Community Newspaper Digitisation Grants
The State Library of South Australia is calling for applications for the Community Newspaper Digitisation Grant. Grants are available to community organisations, local history groups, and individuals to support community newspaper digitisation and delivery through the National Library's Trove platform.
Applications for the 2023-24 financial year are open now and close at 5m on Friday 28 April 2023.
Further information and application through the SLSA website here.
Lizzie Russel Oral History Grant Scheme
For financial members of Oral History Australia SA/NT, this grant aims to foster small oral history initiatives in South Australia or the Northern Territory. Applications close June 30.
Further information on the Oral History Australia SA/NT website