Newsletter 5 July 2022
Labour History AGM
21 August, 2pm, at the Box Factory on the corner of McClaren and Regent street, Adelaide.
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.
Lectures, exhibitions, and events
Oral History Australia Biennial Conference: 'Oral History in Troubling Times: Opportunities and Challenges'.
Registrations are now open for the 2022 OHA Biennial Conference to be held in Launceston, Tasmania, 13 - 16 October 2022.
Further information via the OHA website
George French Angas as a Pioneer South Australian Ethnographer
Part of the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia Lecture Program. Wednesday 6 July 2022, 12 - 1pm, Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building. Free for RGSSA members, $10 non-members.
Further information and bookings via the State Library website
Beacons by the Sea: South Australian Lighthouse Logbooks
The National Archives of Australia has recently digitised logbooks from four South Australian lighthouses. This talk will teach you how to access these records as well as talk about some of the stories they reveal about their workers and keepers. 26 July 2022, 12pm - 1pm. Hetzel Lecture theatre, Institute Building, State Library of South Australia.
Further information and registration via Eventbrite.
Author Talk: Vice-Regal Wives and Gubernatorial Reputations
The HSSA August meeting will feature a presentation by Phil Payton on his book Vice-Regal: A history of the Governors of South Australia. 5 August, 7.30 - 8.30pm, Burnside City Uniting Church. Entry by gold coin donation at the door.
In Conversation: The Death of Dr. Duncan, by Tim Reeves
Robert Simms is hosting a Q&A with Tim Reeves to discuss his book, The Death of Dr. Duncan, and commemorate 50 years since Dr. Duncan's death. 12 July, 6pm - 7.30pm at the King's Head Hotel, 357 King William street, Adelaide.
Further information and registration via the SA Greens website.
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
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
Dr. John Woodforde and Six Parrot Puddings, Rob Kirk
This book looks at the first 30 years of the colony through the diary of Dr. John Woodforde, one of the first settlers in Adelaide and doctor to the survey party of Colonel William Light. The author, Rob Kirk, is a descendant of Dr. John Woodforde, and is hosting a talk and book launch. 22 July 2022, 10am, Sanders Hall, 121 Main South Road, Yankalilla.
Free event, for bookings please contact Yankalilla and District Historical Society via [email protected] or 0417 856 963.
Further information here (flyer)
Calls for papers
Australian & New Zealand History of Education Society (ANZHES) Conference 2022: Connections and relations. Abstracts due 22 July 2022.
Further information via the ANZHES website
Inaugural Hunar Conference: Art/Conflict. Submissions close 22 July 2022.
Further information via the Hunar website
David Nichol Smith (DNS) Seminar for Eighteenth-Century Studies: Marine Worlds of the Long Eighteenth Century (in-person, ACU Melbourne). Submissions close 1 August 2022.
Further information via the seminar website
Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society (ANZLHS) Conference: Tenuous Histories and Provable Pasts: How Legal Historians Create Knowledge. Submissions close 15 August 2022.
Further information via the ANZHLS website
Australasian Mining History Conference 2022 held in Burra, South Australia September 18 - 25. Early bird registration deadline 22 July.
Further information and abstract template on the AMHA website.
Information circular no.1 available here.
State Library of Queensland Research Fellowships
Applications are now open for the State Library of Queensland's fellowships totalling $80,000. Applications close 15 July 2022.
Further information via the library website
Information document here (pdf)
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).
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].