Newsletter 9 May 2023
South Australia's History Festival: Past, Present, WONDER
The History Festival is now on, with a program featuring hundreds of events throughout May - with something for everyone.
View the events program here
The Friends of South Australia's Archives has published their newsletter for April 2023.
Read it here (pdf).
Money Troubles Stall SA Cultural Collection Hub
The new cultural institutions storage facility - that was slated to open next year at Walkley Heights - has been stalled, with construction yet to start.
Read the article on InDaily 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
Australian Legacies of British Slavery Conference
This conference investigates legacies of British slavery within the colonisation of Australia and asks why this history has been overlooked. Online. 16 May 2023, 5pm.
Further information and registration here.
The Western Australian Legacies of British Slavery project also has made available recordings of their 2022 symposium.
View them on their Youtube channel here.
The Poster Exhibition of Glendi Greek Festival, circa 1978-2010
An exhibition of the Greek Museum of Adelaide. Located in the West Torrens Auditorium Gallery, Hamra Centre, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton SA. 30 April - 25 May 2023. The exhibition will be open during Hamra Library's opening hours.
Great Australian Stuff
Presented by Tony Armstrong, this new series reveals the surprising, strange, and sometimes dark history of Australia's most iconic stuff.
Watch the series on ABC iview here
The RSL: A Time to celebrate
A statewide South Australian oral history program and exhibition interviewing and documenting the lives and stories of veterans, their partners, and war widows to preserve and celebrate their sacrifices and contributions whilst protecting and serving their country.
The program is in its third year of documentation of oral histories. You can listen to them on Podbean here.
The photographic exhibition is on from May 9 to June 18, in the State Library's Institute Room, Institute Building, North Terrace. Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm. Weekends 12 - 5pm. Free Entry.
Webinar: 'Families and war', More than a story
Join Carla Pascoe Leahy, curator Joanne Smedley, and historian Bart Zino in discussion about the intersections between histories of the family and histories of war. Online. 24 May 2023, 6pm.
Further information and registration here.
Seminar: Environmental Exchanges, 'Climate diplomacy and development since 1985'
In this seminar, Ruth Morgan discusses the development of a 'technocratic' and 'internationalist' form of climate diplomacy as an alternative to liberalism in the late twentieth century. Online and at ANU. 17 May 2023, 12.30-1.45pm.
Further information and registration here
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
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.
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 Katie Barclay (University of Adelaide) on ‘The Manliness of Numbers: Gilbert Innes of Stowe and His Accounts’.
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)
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.
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
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.
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
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