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May 2019

 

CHRG member Mathew Turner recently returned from attending and presenting at a conference held at the University of North Carolina (UNC) on 13-14 April. What follows is a brief account of his experience-

Owing solely to the generous support from CHRG, I had the privilege of attending and presenting at a conference held at the University of North Carolina (UNC) on 13-14 April. The conference was titled Denial: The Final Stage of Genocide, and was hosted and run by UNC’s Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Studies. An international conference, and the Center’s first, it was attended by more than 130 people and featured presenters from 12 countries – including Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Greece, India, the Netherlands, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom. I was the sole Australian-attendee.

The aims of the conference were to discuss the origins, significance and possible responses to genocide denial around the world. It was interdisciplinary and featured historians, journalists, sociologists, educators, political scientists, and scholars from other fields. The range and quality of papers reflected the conference’s ambitions and importance, including the politicisation of genocide denial, transitional justice and denial, resisting denial, misappropriation and minimisation of genocide, pedagogical approaches to combating denial – from the perspective of indigenous people, perpetrator societies, and surviving victims of genocide. Given the setting and topic, the “age of fake news in Trumpian America” was a phrase appropriately bandied about on more than one occasion!

My own paper was titled ‘Confronting the “Auschwitz Lie”: Holocaust Denial and the Federal Republic of Germany, 1949-1994’. With my allotted 15 minutes and 45 years to cover, I offered a broad sweep of how politicians, lawmakers and citizens in West Germany (and reunified Germany after 1990) dealt with Holocaust denial, and how laws criminalising Holocaust denial ultimately, and slowly, emerged. I viewed my paper as a useful counterweight against a view that many scholars held – including some presenting at the conference – of West Germany as a “model” for how a perpetrator society should deal with its past, and specifically, genocide denial. My overall contention, by contrast, is that while there may be much to admire about Germany’s current approach to its genocidal past and in its confrontation of Holocaust denial, the present situation was preceded by decades of inaction, reaction, poor decisions, and indecision.

The paper was well received by the audience and a number of useful follow-up questions posed. For me, the opportunity to float a newly conceived research project to a learned though uninitiated audience was extremely useful – both in determining the project’s relevance and interest levels, and in shaping some of its future directions. To that end, I would again like to thank CHRG, and Clare in particular, for this support.​

-Mathew Turner

 

January 2019

 

Dr Mathew Turner’s co-authored journal article Judicializing History: Mass Crimes Trials and the Historian as Expert Witness in West Germany, Cambodia, and Bangladesh was published in Genocide Studies and Prevention: an International Journal. Written with Dr Rebecca Gidley (Australian National University), the article draws on three case studies to test (and ultimately reject) Henry Rousso’s argument that the engagement of historians as experts in mass crimes trials risks a judicialisation of history.

Tony JoelDr Mathew Turner, and the Australian Football League’s chief statistician Col Hutchinson, have published an article in the The International Journal of the History of Sport titled “Playing Dead” and Killing off Amateurism: Bribery Scandals, Illegal Player Payments, Rule Expunging, and the Victorian Football League’s Authorization of Professionalism in 1911. Part of a special edition of the journal on the topic of match-fixing, the article examines linkages between a rise in match-fixing allegations, the case of disgraced star Carlton player Alex “Bongo” Lang, and the VFL’s decision to embrace professionalism in 1911.

Phillip Deery recently reviewed Ben Macintyre, The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War (London: Penguin Random House, 2018), 5 January 2019, Spectrum, pp. 16-17. He also published ‘“A Most Important Cadre”: The Infiltration of the Communist Party of Australia during the Cold War’, Labour History, no. 115, November 2018, pp. 1-25 and ‘Listening for Subversion: The Bugging of the Communist Party, 1958-59’, Labour History, no. 115, November 2018, pp. 167-73.

Philipp Strobl published Social Networks of Austrian Refugee-Migrants from the Anschluss in Australia – An Analysis of Meaning Structures in Journal of Migration History (2019): 1-27. He also edited Die Flüchtlingskrise der 1930er Jahre in australischen Tageszeitungen: Eine medienhistorische Diskursanalyse (Hamburg: Verlag Dr. Kovac, 2019). This edited volume (written in German) analyses the reception of refugees in Australian newspapers during the 1930s. Philip also published “’Ich habe nie die Absicht gehabt, autobiographische Arbeiten zu schreiben’: Exil und Autobiographie im transnationalen Leben von Paul Hatvani-Hirsch,” Österreichische Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaften 29/3 (2018): 58-79. This article describes the autobiographical life and the processes cultural translation in the oevre of the exile writer Paul Hatvani-Hirsch, who fled from Vienna to Melbourne in 1939.

A revised version of Klaus Neumann’s keynote at the Australian Perspectives on Migration international conference in Düsseldorf was published by Arena Magazine in its latest issue (no. 157, pp. 15-19) as “Grounds for hope: Rights or compassion? Different trajectories for refugee advocacy”.

December 2018

 

Podcasts

 

Carolyn Holbrook recently presented ‘Failure to Attach: Australians and their Federation’ at the History and Policy International conference (11 Dec 2018). You can catch up and listen to this podcast at: https://soundcloud.com/history-policy/carolyn-holbrook…

Joanna Cruickshank also presented ‘History, Law and Treaty-Making with Indigenous Peoples in Australia’ at the History and Policy International conference. You can listen to a podcast of this presentation via https://soundcloud.com/history-policy/joanna-cruickshank…

Conference presentation

 

Jon Ritchie presented a paper at the Pacific History Association conference in Cambridge, 3-5 December, titled ‘Absorbing independence by osmosis: Tom Mboya, Ebia Olewale, and PNG’s first nationalist leaders’. Jon also convened a panel, with Gregory Bablis of the PNG National Museum and Art Gallery, on the subject ‘Pacific Perspectives on War in the Pacific’. There were eight presenters, from PNG, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Japan, Canada, Italy, and Australia, and it was a very successful and interesting panel.  They are now looking at publishing the papers in a special issue of a journal, possibly the Journal of Pacific History.

 

March 2018

Dr Steven Cooke Writes for The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance – ‘Reflecting on Holocaust Remembrance in Australia’

Associate Professor Tim Sherratt Interviewed by Europeana Pro: ‘Mapping Migration in the arts: The Real Face of White Australia’

Call for Papers: War’s End, or War Without End? Reflections on a Century Since the Great War

History Seminar Series, 21 March – Professor Stefan Berger

Associate Professor Tim Sherratt Designs Software for Twitter Bot for NT Times and Gazette

Dr Amit Sarwal Appointed As Senior Lecturer in Literature at the University of the South Pacific

Call for Contributions: Future GLAM: Convergence and Collaboration in the Cultural Heritage Sector

Professor David Lowe Awarded A Visiting Research Fellowship at The University of Cambridge

History Seminar Series 14 March – Dr Sally Percival Wood

Lighting the Paths to Change: IEAA Scholarships and Fellowships Forum 2018

Can self-care ameliorate the academic grind? Sarah Pinto and co-authors investigate ….

Roy Hay on Albert ‘Pompey’ Austin

February 2018

Welcome Professor Stephen Wheatcroft

Public Lecture by Professor Klaus Neumann

Dr Mathew Turner is Munich Bound!

Professor David McCooey at the Perth Festival

50th Anniversary of Tet Offensive – Professor Peter Edwards

The Way into History by Anna Kent

Book Release – The Unfinished Atomic Bomb: Shadows and Reflections

January 2018

Call for Papers: War’s End, or War Without End? Reflections on a Century Since the Great War

December 2017

Australian Poetry Journal 7.2

Dr Greg Burgess Reviews Amending the Past: Europe’s Holocaust Commissions and the Right to History in American Historical Review

Dr Sally Percival Wood’s Book Launch – DISSENT

Professor Klaus Neumann’s Article on Inside Story – ‘It’s hard to put a lid on the world’

Call for Papers: War’s End, or War Without End? Reflections on a Century Since the Great War

Australian Policy and History

Professor Klaus Neumann Writes for Inside Story – 50th Anniversary of UN Declaration on Territorial Asylum

Australia-India Institute Book Launch: New Intimacies, Old Desires: Law, Culture and Queer Politics in Neoliberal Times

Welcome to Our New Member – Dr Ann Vickery

Dr Sally Percival Wood Interviewed on RRR

Welcome to Our New Member – Dr Maria Quirk

Dr Sally Percival Wood Interviewed with Phillip Adams on ABC Radio Late Night Live

Dr Steven Cooke and Dr Donna-Lee Frieze Attend International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance Plenary Meeting in Switzerland

November 2017

Associate Professor Maria Takolander Appears on ABC Radio National

Review of Dr Sally Percival Wood’s DISSENT in The Sydney Morning Herald

Dr Sally Percival Wood’s Article on The Conversation: ‘Student Press In 1960s Australia Was Political, Now It’s More Prozac’

Roy Hay on ABC Radio ‘Overnights’ Program with Rod Quinn

Dr Donna-Lee Frieze – Guest Speaker at Darebin Ethnic Communities Council Genocide Remembrance Event

Professor Klaus Neumann’s New Article in Ethic and Racial Studies Journal

Dr Mathew Turner’s Article on Inside Story – ‘Historians’ Disgrace?’

Roy Hay on Football Extra with Ralph Barba

Anna Kent in Conversation with Editors of International Higher Education Scholarships – Pathways to Social Change

Dr Sally Percival Wood’s Book Launch for DISSENT – 5 December

Welcome to Our New Member – Dr Sally Percival Wood

Roy Hay’s Footy Almanac Article – ‘When the Socceroos* Went to War’

Roy Hay’s New Article on The Conversation

Word for Word Non-Fiction Festival – November 2017

Word-for-Word National Non-Fiction Festival Golden Ticket Competition – Deakin Staff and Students

Anna Kent – ‘History in your Ears’

Conference Program Available: Critical Archives: New Practices, New Interpretations and New Lives for Archival Materials

Associate Professor Cassandra Atherton Featured in Deakin’s Invenio: ‘A Poem By Any Other Name’

Professor Klaus Neumann reviews ‘Asylum By Boat: Origins of Australia’s Refugee Policy’ by Claire Higgins

Anna Kent’s Chapter ‘Recent Trends in International Scholarships’ Published

Dr Amit Sarwal’s New Article in Politics & Policy Journal

October 2017

Dr Donna-Lee Frieze – Public Forum Discussion at Sydney Jewish Museum

PhD Candidates Gregory Day and Toni Jordan Short-Listed for Literary Prizes

Dr Joanna Cruickshank Co-Hosts the Minefield on Radio National

Professor David Lowe and Anna Kent’s IEAA Paper

Ailsa Brackley du Bois’ Article Published in M/C Journal

Professor Phillip Deery’s New Article ‘Love, Betrayal, and the Cold War: An American Story’

Roy Hay’s Article Published on The Guardian

Conference: Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Word for Word Non-Fiction Festival – November 2017

Deakin University Faculty of Arts and Education Graduate Workshop and Dinner for Deakin HDR Students

Professor David Lowe and Anna Kent Presenting at IEAA Conference

Upcoming Conference – Critical Archives: New Practices, New Interpretations and New Lives for Archival Materials

Associate Professor Cassandra Atherton – Poetry on the Move: Boundary Crossings

History Seminar Series, 4 October – Dr Billy Griffiths

September 2017

Dr Samuel Koehne’s Article in ‘Central European History’ Journal Altimetric Ranking

Associate Professor Tim Sherratt’s Project – Revealing the Real Face of White Australia

History Seminar Series, 27 September – Dr Philipp Strobl

Upcoming Conference – Critical Archives: New Practices, New Interpretations and New Lives for Archival Materials

Postgraduate Student Brooke Maggs New Game ‘The Gardens Between’

Roy Hay and Athas Zafiris’ New Article in Meanjin

Welcome to Our New Member – Professor Tim Winter

Professor Klaus Neumann Elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

Professor Judith Brett in Conversation with Professor David Lowe: Thursday 21 September

Brooke Maggs’ Article Published on The Conversation

History Seminar Series, 20 September – Professor Alan Lester

Brooke Maggs Appearing at Code Breakers: Women in Games Exhibition

Professor David Lowe’s Q & A With The Australian Historical Association

Professor Klaus Neumann’s Article on Inside Story – ‘The Stamina of Angela Merkel’

Associate Professor Helen Gardner’s New Article on ABC – ‘The Historian’s Impotence: The Stolen Generation is not a thing of the past’

Brooke Maggs to Appear at Write Around the Murray Festival

Welcome to Our New Member – Postgraduate Student Brooke Maggs

History Seminar Series, 13 September – Associate Professor Chris Waters

Welcome to Our New Member – Dr Richard Trembath

Professor Phillip Deery – ‘A Short American Journey’

Roy Hay’s New Article on The Footy Almanac – ‘Who Was the Adelaide Stag?’

Professor David McCooey & Associate Professor Maria Takolander Sign Contract with Routledge

History Seminar Series, 6 September – Dr Tiffany Shellam

Professor David Lowe Awarded Australia-India Council Grant

Welcome to Our New Member – Professor Phillip Deery

August 2017

Welcome to Our New Member – Postgraduate Student Clare Ribaux

Associate Professor Maria Takolander’s Poem ‘Guilfoyle’s Volcano’ Featured on Melbourne Trams

Associate Professor Maria Takolander – ‘New Shoots: A Garden of Poems’

Associate Professor Maria Takolander to Interview Meena Kandasamy

History Seminar Series, 30 August – ‘Under the Pump in the Age of Trump: Three Perspectives’

Dr Joanna Cruickshank Interviewed on The Project

Dr Jemma Purdey’s Keynote Address at Indonesia Council Open Conference

Dr Amit Sarwal’s Book Launch – Louise Lightfoot: In Search of India

Dr Jemma Purdey – Talking Indonesia Podcast: ‘Social Media, Politics and the Freedom to Hate’

History Seminar Series, 23 August 2017 – Dr Jon Ritchie

Dr Tiffany Shellam’s Forthcoming Publication: ‘Ethnographic Inquiry on Phillip Parker King’s Hydrographic Survey’

Roy Hay’s Review of The Death and Life of Australian Soccer by Joe Gorman

Postgraduate Student Celeste Thorn Reflects on Conference Presentation and Menzies Centre Scholarship

Roy Hay’s Recent Article on The Conversation – ‘Grumbles Over Governance Threaten to Disrupt Football’s Growth in Australia’

Professor Peter Edwards’ Article Published by The New York Times

Dr Cassandra Atherton to Judge Lord Mayor’s Prize for Poetry

Maria Vella’s Video Poetry to be Featured in 2017 Queensland Poetry Festival

Dr Cassandra Atherton to Judge joanne burns Microlit Award

History Seminar Series – Associate Professor Grazyna Zajdow, 9 August 2017

Welcome to Our New Member – PhD Student Maria Vella

Welcome to Our New Member – PhD Student Heather Cameron

Roy Hay’s Obituary to Les Murray

Dr Joanna Cruickshank’s Article ‘How Churches Enable Domestic Violence’ Published on ABC Religion & Ethics

‘Australia Goes to Washington’ Launched at ANU by Professor Gareth Evans AC

Dr Amit Sarwal’s Book Launch – Louise Lightfoot: In Search of India

History Seminar Series – Nathan Coffey, 2 August 2017

July 2017

Postgraduate Student Anna Kent – ‘A Different Way’

Professor Klaus Neumann’s New Article in ‘Inside Story’

Lauren Robinson Reflects on Australian Historical Association Conference

History Seminar Series – Dr Pawan Singh, 26 July 2017

Book Launch: Dr Murray Noonan’s ‘Marxist Theories of Interpretation: A History’

Dr Cassandra Atherton & Professor Paul Hetherington Sign Contract with Princeton University Press

Dr Sarah Pinto’s New Article in ‘Rethinking History’

Roy Hay Presented Paper at Sporting Traditions XXI Conference

History Seminar Series: Dr Matthew Klugman, 19 July 2017

Professor David McCooey & Associate Professor Maria Takolander Edit New Volume of ‘Life Writing’ Journal

Review of Dr Samuel Koehne’s Article “Religion in the Early Nazi Milieu: Towards a Greater Understanding of ‘Racist Culture’”

History Seminar Series – Trimester Two, 2017

Associate Professor Tim Sherratt’s Historic Hansard – Keyword Search Available

Ailsa Brackley du Bois’ Forthcoming Photographic Exhibition

Book Launch – 75 Years of Australian Representation in the United States, 1940-2015

Dr Greg Burgess – New Publication ‘L’office français de protection des réfugiés et apatrides et le droit d’asile constitutionnel’

Professor Klaus Neumann’s New Publication -“Producing Knowledge About Refugee Settlement in Australia”

June 2017

Roy Hay Presented Paper at the Inaugural International Football History Conference

Event: The End of History? Forgetting, Denial, History and Ideology

Congratulations to Dr Debra Wain

Professor Peter Edwards’ New Article: “A Wartime Alliance Under Strain-Vietnam 1967”

Dr Donna-Lee Frieze Appointed to Academia Working Group at the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance

Professor Peter Edwards’ New Article on ASPI: The Strategist

Dr Cassandra Atherton’s Upcoming Trip to the United Kingdom

Welcome to Our New Member Dr Philipp Strobl 

Calling All History Honours Students – Apply for Our Workshop!

Ailsa Brackley du Bois Appointed to the Ballarat Heritage Advisory Committee

Dr Bart Ziino’s New Article in History Australia

Professor David McCooey Writes For The Conversation: “Bob Dylan’s Nobel Speech”

Associate Professor Tim Sherratt’s New ARC Linkage Project

Dr Jemma Purdey’s New Talking Indonesia Podcast: “Online Feminism”

Professor Klaus Neumann’s New Article in Inaugural Edition of Z’Flucht

Dr Filip Slaveski Writes for The Conversation: “Making Sense of Russiagate: What Do Russians Think?”

Professor Klaus Neumann’s Essay in Public Seminar: “Finding Refuge: When Secure Borders Are Not The Answer”

May 2017

Roy Hay Interviewed by Radio Adelaide: “The History of Indigenous Players in Australian Rules”

Welcome to Our New Member: Professor Paul Hetherington

Calling All History Honours Students!

Roy Hay & Athas Zafiris Write for The Conversation

Dr Amit Sarwal’s Translation Vyakul Rashtra Published

History Seminar Series Nine: Debra Wain – “Fiction and Food, Parallels and Perspectives”

Associate Professor Maria Takolander Featured in Deakin’s Invenio

Dr Rebecca Hutton – An Opportunity to ‘explore’ The Cultural History of Fame

History Seminar Series Eight: Dr Filip Slaveski – “Defeat in Victory: ‘Rebuilding’ Stalin’s post-war Soviet Union, 1945-55”

Dr Mathew Turner Interviewed by Geelong Advertiser About Holocaust Denial Pamphlets Left on Vehicles

The 1970s: Australian and Indian Perspectives on a Decade of Transition Conference

Lauren Robinson’s Review of ‘Skin Deep’ on the Australian Women’s History Network – VIDA Blog

History Seminar Series – Dr Amit Sarwal: ‘Paraspara, Encounters and Confluences: India’s Soft Power Objective in the Indo-Pacific Region’

Dr Amit Sarwal’s New Article on SBS: ‘Hindi vs English: The Document That Changed India’

Dr Cassandra Atherton Appearing at Inside Outside Carnival in UK

Dr Jemma Purdey’s New Podcast – ‘Talking Indonesia: Women, Gender and Activism’

 

Professor Klaus Neumann Responds to Robert Manne in The Monthly

Dr Amit Sarwal’s Article on SBS: ‘The Australian Films That Inspired Bollywood’

April 2017

Dr Greg Burgess’ Recent Keynote Address at UNSW ‘Refugees’ Workshop

Dr Tiffany Shellam Presenting at British Museum Event 4-5 May 2017

Contemporary Histories Blog – Dr Sarah Pinto: ‘On Greer and her Archive’

Welcome to Our New Member: Postgraduate Student Harriet Crawford

Contemporary Histories Blog – Dr Carolyn Holbrook: ‘Woolworths and Coles: An Anzac Tale’

Dr Carolyn Holbrook Co-Hosting ABC Melbourne Radio’s Anzac Day Dawn Service with Rafael Epstein

Contemporary Histories Blog – Professor Klaus Neumann: ‘A “Precision of Language and Facts”’

Contemporary Histories Blog – Dr Carolyn Holbrook: ‘The Australian Federation of the Mind’

Dr Amit Sarwal’s Article ‘Fake “Indian Doctors” in Australia: A Brief History’ Published on SBS

Contemporary Histories Blog – Dr Alyson Miller and Dr Cassandra Atherton: ‘Pika-don: Re-Imagining Hiroshima’

Associate Professor Maria Takolander Invited to Represent Australia at 2017 International Poetry Festival

Contemporary Histories Blog – Dr Mathew Turner: ‘A “Blueprint” for History?’

Dr Mathew Turner’s Article Published on The Conversation: ‘Denial: A Timely Reminder That We Should Confront the Distortions of History’

Professor Klaus Neumann’s Recent Comment in Current Anthropology Journal

Contemporary Histories Blog – Associate Professor Helen Gardner: ‘The Other Tanna’

Associate Professor Maria Takolander to Appear at Queenscliffe Literary Festival

Contemporary Histories Blog – Professor David Lowe and Dr Filip Slaveski: ‘Good Deals, Bad Deals’

Roy Hay Featured in ABC News Article

Associate Professor Maria Takolander Appearing at 2017 Newcastle Writers Festival

Dr Murray Noonan’s ‘Marxist Theories of Imperialism: A History’

Professor Klaus Neumann’s New Article – ‘Injustices and the Arts of Realpolitik’

March 2017

Contemporary Histories Blog: Professor Klaus Neumann – ‘Denmark’s Unfinished Business’

Coming Soon…The Contemporary Histories Research Group Blog

Dr Cassandra Atherton’s New Research Project

Welcome to Our New Member: Dr Carolyn Holbrook

Professor David Lowe – Academic Fellow of the Australia India Institute

Professor Uma Kothari Presenting at The University of Melbourne: ‘Encountering Europe Otherwise: Postcolonial Travellers in the 1950s’

Dr Jemma Purdey’s New ‘Talking Indonesia’ Podcast Available

Anna Kent’s New Article ‘Development or Diplomacy? The Re-Branding of the Australia Awards’

Australia India Institute Seminar – Sweating Saris: Indian Dance as Transnational Labour

Professor Klaus Neumann – Current Research Project

Dr Sarah Pinto’s New Article – ‘The History of Emotions in Australia’

Welcome to Our New Member – Postgraduate Student Ailsa du Bois

Welcome to Our New Member – Postgraduate Student Kasey Scouller

Associate Professor Tim Sherratt Writes For Museum of Australian Democracy – ‘The Language of Parliament’

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Professor Klaus Neumann’s Essay Collection Shortlisted for Australian Migration and Settlement Award

Dr Bart Ziino’s New Article on ‘Anzac: Her Story’

Associate Professor Tim Sherratt’s Keynote Address from Deakin University’s Summer School

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Anna Kent – Tackling the Three Minute Thesis

Dr Amit Sarwal’s Forthcoming Publication – Louise Lightfoot in Search of India

Dr Alyson Miller’s Review Published in Westerly Magazine

Dr Murray Noonan’s Forthcoming Publication – Marxist Theories of Imperialism: A History

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Welcome to Our New Member: Dr Murray Noonan

Call for Papers: Australia New Zealand American Studies Association (ANZASA) Conference

Dr Filip Slaveski’s New Article ‘Russia’ Published on The Conversation

History Seminar Series 2017 – Update

February 2017

Dr Samuel Koehne’s Article in Top 10 Most Read in German Studies Review

Roundtable Discussion with Professor Cynthia Schneider

Australia Goes to Washington: 75 Years of Australian Representation in the United States, 1940-2015 – Publication and Witness Seminar Transcripts

Dr Samuel Koehne’s Recent Article in The Journal of Contemporary History Impact

Dr Kristine Moruzi Edits Special Edition of Papers: Explorations into Children’s Literature

Associate Professor Tim Sherratt to Give Keynote Address at HDR Summer School

Dr Tony Joel Awarded an Australian Award for University Teaching

History Seminar Series 2017

Professor David McCooey’s Poem Published in The Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry

Welcome to Our New Member: Associate Professor Tim Sherratt

Recordings from Professor Ramachandra Guha’s ‘The Challenges of Contemporary History’ Seminar Now Available

Dr Jemma Purdey New Co-Host of ‘Talking Indonesia’ Podcast

Professor Peter Edwards’ Review of The Secret Cold War in The Weekend Australian

Dr Alyson Miller Recaps Recent Research Trip to Japan with Dr Cassandra Atherton

Professor David Lowe’s Recent Publication in Edited Collection

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Professor Peter Edwards’ Recent Publication ‘The Ambassador During the Vietnam War: Keith Waller, 1964-1970’

Dr Cassandra Atherton’s Forthcoming Edited Collection – Landmarks: An Anthology of Microlit

Welcome to Our New Member: Professor Klaus Neumann

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Roy Hay’s New Article: “Albert ‘Pompey’ Austin, 1846?-1889: A Man Between Two Worlds”

Graeme Kinross-Smith’s “New South Wales is Different” Published in Southerly Journal

Dr Joanna Cruickshank’s Article on ABC Religion and Ethics

January 2017

Call for Papers: Australasian Victorian Studies Association

Professor Peter Edwards’ Strategy Paper Published by Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Welcome to Our New Member: PhD Student Rebecca Filling

Dr Kirstie Close-Barry – “A Mission Divided: Race, Culture and Colonialism in Fiji’s Methodist Mission”

Dr Sarah Pinto Presenting at Menzies Centre for Australian Studies Seminar at King’s College London

Professor Peter Edwards’ Biography of Robert Marsden Hope Shortlisted for 2017 Hazel Rowley Fellowship

Dr Kristine Moruzi – (Re)Examining Historical Childhoods Conference

Dr Cassandra Atherton Awarded an Australia Council Grant

Roy Hay’s Article Published on The Conversation

Australian Policy and History Workshop – Papers Published

Roy Hay’s New Article Published in Soccer & Society Journal

Dr Samuel Koehne’s New Article Published in Journal of Contemporary History

December 2016

PhD Student Lauren Robinson’s Colloquium Experience

Australian Policy and History Network Workshop – Papers Published

Dr Bart Ziino Researches Australian Children’s Understanding of War

Dr Kristine Moruzi’s Research Featured on Deakin University’s Invenio

Deb Wain – PhD on the Radio

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New Publication – Australia Goes to Washington: 75 Years of Australian Representation in the United States, 1940- 2015

Dr Filip Slaveski’s Article in Routledge’s Collection ‘The Dissolution of the Soviet Union: 25 Years On’

Welcome to Our New Member: PhD Student Jennifer Caligari

Australian Policy and History Network Workshop: How Australians Should Live: Historical Perspectives on Current Policy Challenges

Call for Papers: International Association of Genocide Scholars 2017 Conference

November 2016

Welcome to Our New Member Dr Amit Sarwal

Professor David Lowe’s Article Selected for Australian Journal of International Affairs 70th Anniversary Editor’s Choice Collection

Will Peart Reflects on Recent Australian Policy and History Workshop

Dr Cassandra Atherton and Dr Alyson Miller’s VicArts Research Project

Dr Samuel Koehne’s “Hail Trump? White Nationalists and the Use of Nazi Rhetoric” Published on Deakin Speaking

Ramachandra Guha and “The Challenge of Contemporary History”

Roy Hay on Albert ‘Pompey’ Austin

Dr Samuel Koehne’s Paper Leads to Exhibition in the American Museum of Art

Professor David McCooey and Associate Professor Maria Takolander’s New Publications

PhD Student Anna Kent’s Recent Research Trip to NYC

Professor David McCooey’s Poems Published

Welcome to Our New Member Dr Eric Meadows

Professor David McCooey’s Appearance on ABC Radio National’s “The Music Show”

Welcome to Our New Member: PhD Student Rebecca Cairns

Congratulations to Professor David Lowe’s Australian Research Council Funding Success

Dr Kirstie Close-Barry Teaching Histories of the Pacific at the Pacific Adventist University

Dr Donna-Lee Frieze and Dr Steven Cooke’s Recent Publication Receives Commendation in Victorian Community History Awards

CHRG’s Maria Takolander Judge of Newcastle Short Story Award

October 2016

Welcome to Our New Member Dr Pawan Singh

Reminder: Geelong’s 2016 Word for Word Non-fiction Festival

Reminder: Last Days for Early Bird Registration for (Re)Examining Historical Childhoods Conference

 

Book Launch for Dr Tiffany Shellam’s Indigenous Intermediaries: New Perspectives on Exploration Archives

Associate Professor Maria Takolander on Radio National

Reminder: Roy Hay’s Games Goals Glory Book Launch in Two Days

Only One Week Left to Apply for PhD Scholarship: Australia, India and the Postwar World

Geelong’s 2016 Word for Word Non-fiction Festival

Dr David Lee’s Book Launch at Melbourne Town Hall, 25 October 2016

Gender, the Academy, and the Practice of History: A Conversation – Recording Now Available

Professor Peter Edwards’ Book Review

Reminder: Early Bird Registration for (Re)Examining Historical Childhoods Conference

Book Launch: Roy Hay’s Games Goals Glory

Judges and English Law PhD Scholarship Available

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Professor David McCooey Writes for The Conversation: “Explainer: Are Bob Dylan’s Songs ‘Literature’?”

Two Weeks Left to Apply for PhD Scholarship: Australia, India and the Postwar World

Congratulations to Dr Sarah Coates and Dr Mathew Turner!

Provocation Three: Revisiting Contested Histories of the Australian Football League

Professor David McCooey Speaking about Bob Dylan, New Nobel Laureate, on Radio National’s Music Show

Dr Samuel Koehne’s New Journal Article

Program Announced: How Australians Should Live: Historical Perspectives on Current Policy Challenges

Australian International Education Conference October 18-21, 2016

Book Launch: Roy Hay’s “Games Goals Glory” October 13, 2016

Professor David McCooey’s Book Launch

Cassandra Atherton, David Lowe and Alyson Miller Sign Contract with  Rowman and Littlefield

PhD Candidate Claire Duffy Presenting at Australian Association of Writers Programs

Dr David Lee’s Book Launch

September 2016

PhD Scholarship Available: Australia, India and the Postwar World

Book Now for Ramachandra Guha on The Challenge of Contemporary History

CHRG’s Chair Professor David Lowe Establishes An Indian “Thinker in Residence” Program Launched in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Congratulations to Professor David Lowe for His Successful Grant Application

PhD Candidate Anna Kent Presenting at Scholarships for Social Change Workshop

Dr Kirstie Close-Barry’s Book Launch

Professor David Lowe on ABC this Sunday

Reminder: The History of Australia’s Representation in India Conference

CHRG History Seminar Series – Gender, the Academy, and the Practice of History: A Conversation

PhD Student Lisa Couacaud Reflects on Her Three Minute Thesis

PhD Student Heather Brown Writes About Her First Journal Publication

Extended Deadline: How Australians Should Live: Historical Perspectives on Current Policy Challenges

The History of Australia’s Representation in India Seminar: Book Now!

Dr Donna-Lee Frieze’s Recent Research Trip to Montreal

Dr Filip Slaveski’s Co-Authored New Journal Article

Dr Donna-Lee Frieze Appointed as Jewish Holocaust Centre’s Inaugural Genocide Studies Scholar

August 2016

Professor Peter Edwards’ Recent Conference Paper

Postgraduate Member Emma Hayes: Article Published in The Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Children’s Literature

CHRG’s Ravi Bajpai Writes About the Beginning of His PhD Journey

A Tribute to Professor Jeffrey Grey by Professor Peter Edwards

Dr Donna-Lee Frieze to Host Q and A Session of Philippe Sands’ Film

Professor Alex Hinton Presents: Teacher, Torturer, Executioner? Comrade Duch’s Trial at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Welcome to Our New PhD Member: Ravi Dutt Bajpai!

History Seminar Series: Panel Discussion Number Three

How Australians Should Live: Historical Perspectives on Current Policy Challenges

Dr Donna-Lee Frieze Reports on International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance

CHRG Peter Edwards’ Recent Keynote Address

History Seminar Series: Panel Discussion Number Two

Don Gibb Reflects on Role by Deakin Interns on Forthcoming Book

Conference Announcement: A History of Australia’s Representation in India

Professor David McCooey’s Upcoming Publication StarStruck

Submissions Open for the joanne burns MicroLit Award

How Australians Should Live: Historical Perspectives on Current Policy Challenges

Dr Bart Ziino Reflects on “Geelong Women and the First World War”

Anna Kent: Colloquium and the Real World

Dr Filip Slaveski Presenting at Forthcoming Post-Conflict Reconstruction Workshop

July 2016

Book Launch: Dr Kirstie Close-Barry’s A Mission Divided – 25 August 2016

Remembering Associate Professor Michele Langfield

New Australian Prime Ministers Website Released

Will Peart Selected for the Philip Brown Award

How Australians Should Live:  Historical Perspectives on Current Policy Challenges

Zoe Dzunko Appointed Co-Editor of The Lifted Brow and New Chapbook Selfless Released

Contemporary Histories Seminar Series: Trimester 2, 2016

Dr Kirstie Close-Barry Receives Commendation for Recent Work

Coranderrk at Deakin

Autumn Royal Attends Eileen Myles Reading at The Wheeler Centre

History Seminar Series Trimester Two

Reminder: One Week to Book for Patrick Weil Event

How Australians Should Live: Historical Perspectives on Current Policy Challenges

Reminder: Book Now Patrick Weil July 19, 2016

June 2016

Dr Kristine Moruzi’s New Article: “‘A Very Cruel Thing’: Canadian Children, The First World War, and the Grain Grower’s Guide”

Graeme Kinross-Smith’s Serial – ‘The Barking of the Dogs’ – Part #6

How Australians Should Live: Historical Perspectives on Current Policy Challenges

Gallipoli in Retrospect: Audio Files Now Available

Provocation Two: The State of Historical Writing About Australia in World Affairs

Review of Dr Samuel Koehne’s Article on Nazi Views on Religion

PhD Candidate Nathan Coffey Presenting at The Australian Historical Association 2016 Conference

Graeme Kinross-Smith’s Serial: ‘The Barking of the Dogs’ Part Five

Kirstie Close-Barry Shortlisted for the Allen Martin Award

Jo Chandler’s Article Published in The Monthly June 2016

Dr Joanna Cruickshank Writes for ABC’s Religion and Ethics – ‘Sorry (Not Sorry): Australia’s History of Ambivalence to Aboriginal Activism’

Graeme Kinross-Smith Serial- ‘The Barking of the Dogs: Considering the Social Effects of Global Warming’

Nathan Coffey Presenting at History Seminar Series 15 June 2016

Congratulations Joanna Cruickshank: History for Change Project Reaches 100%

Graeme Kinross-Smith’s Serial: “The Barking of the Dogs” Part Three

Sarah Coates: “So You Climbed Mount Everest? But, Have You Ever Submitted a PhD Thesis?”

Associate Professor Maria Takolander on Magical Realism and Unfinished Histories

Graeme Kinross-Smith’s Serial: “The Barking of the Dogs” Part Two

May 2016

Postgraduate Student Celeste Thorn Reflects on Her PhD Journey

Dr Cassandra Atherton: Poetry at the House

Connect with Us on Social Media

Graeme Kinross-Smith’s Serial – ‘The Barking of the Dogs’ – Part #1

Dr Joanna Cruickshank – History For Change Project

Call for Papers: Working Paper Series

Graeme Kinross-Smith’s Serial – ‘The Barking of Dogs: Considering the Social Effects on Global Warming’

Amanda Lourie Presents at Monash Indigenous Seminar

CHRG Presents Professor Patrick Weil: Free Public Lecture

Reminder: Don Gibb Speaking at Deakin’s History Seminar Series

Dr Samuel Koehne is Now Top 0.1% in His Research Area

Contemporary Histories Research Group – Provocations Series: One

Welcome to Our New Member: Graeme Kinross-Smith

Dr Philip Schorch’s New Publications

Australian Research Council Linkage Grant Success

Postgraduate Student Anna Kent on ANZAC Day

Dr Tiffany Shellam’s New Publication

Professor Peter Edwards’ New Research Project

Don Gibb Speaking at Deakin’s History Seminar Series

Welcome to Our New Member Dr Jason Taliadoros

Dr Jonathan Ritchie Speaking at History Seminar Series, Deakin University

Dr Cassandra Atherton Speaking at University House, Canberra

Professor Peter Edwards’ New Book Chapter

April 2016

Dr Kristie Close-Barry’s Article Published on Development Policy Centre Website

CHRG’s Autumn Royal Speaking at the School of Life

Welcome to Our New Member Dr Jemma Purdey

Call for Papers: Unsettling Place and Space

Dr Peter Edwards Appearing at Book Launch

Reminder! New Postdoctoral Fellowship: ‘India in the World’ Applications Close May 18, 2016.

Australian Policy and History Network

Dr Donna-Lee Frieze and Dr Steven Cooke’s Recent Journal Article

Associate Professor Helen Gardner Presenting at the Melbourne Museum

Dr Cassandra Atherton Co-Edits Special Edition of Journal

Welcome to Our New Member Dame Carol Kidu

Dr Donna-Lee Frieze Presenting at the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance

CHRG Members Attend Second Annual IEAA Sponsor Forum in Canberra

Cassandra Atherton’s Two New Publications

Meet Our New Member Dr Steven Cooke

Deakin Research-Grants have Opened the 2017 Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Round

Upcoming Event: Free Public Seminar: “Geelong Women and First World War”

Dr Kristie Close-Barry’s Latest News

Nathan Coffey Reflects on the Colloquium Experience

New Postdoctoral Fellowship: ‘India in the World’

Mr Ian Kemish A.M. responds to Sean Dorney’s ‘The Embarrassed Colonist’ in ‘PNG Changing and We Need to Keep Up’, published by the Lowy Institute

Dr Samuel Koehne writes for the ABC on “The Nazi Easter”

Dr Tiffany Shellam is presenting her paper: ‘”The most callous object of all”, Phillip Parker King and the Worrora at Hanover Bay, 1821’

Dr Joanna Cruickshank writes for ABC’s Religion and Ethics

Dr Alyson Miller Reports on World Poetry Day, 2016

March 2016

Dr Cassandra  Atherton Presents at Harvard University

Zoe Dzunko: Poetry, Creative Writing PhDs and Community

Jonathan Ritchie’s Port Moresby Postcard, Number 4

Call for Papers: (Re)Examining Historical Childhoods: Literary, Cultural, Social

History Seminar Series 2016

Dr Bart Ziino Presents: Gallipoli in Retrospect Seminar

The History of Australia’s  Diplomatic Representation in India

Dr Tiffany Shellam Presenting at “New Encounters” Conference March 16-18 National Museum of Australia

Working Paper on the Republican Party from Lisa Couacaud PhD History Student

World Poetry Day, 22 March, 2016

‘The Limits of Life Writing’ Symposium Report

February 2016
Jonathan Richie’s Port Moresby Postcard, Number 3

Dr Sarah Pinto Has a New Article on The Conversation

Cassandra Atherton & Alyson Miller Awarded Vic Arts Grant

Sam Koehne Top 5% on Academia.edu

New Working Paper: Dr Greg Burgess ‘The League of Nations: Assessing Failure’

Dr Jon Ritchie – Port Moresby Postcard #2

Cassandra Atherton to Edit Upcoming Edition of the Rabbit Poetry Journal

Samuel Koehne Speaking in Adelaide- Behind the Wire: The Origins of the Temple-Society in Australia

Dr Jon Ritchie – ‘Port Moresby Postcard #1’

Autumn Royal’s ‘She Woke & Rose’ Poetry Collection – Upcoming Release

Working Paper Series 

‘The Limits of Life Writing’ Symposium – 19 February 2016

Cassandra Atherton Guest-Editing Special Edition of the Cordite Poetry Review

January 2016

Dr Robert Kenny’s ‘Gardens of Fire’ Nominated for Adelaide Festival Literary Awards: Non-Fiction 

The History of Australia’s Overseas Representation – Professor David Lowe

Heather Brown – ‘Learning to Appreciate the Colloquia: First Year Confirmation’

Dr Tiffany Shellam- New Research Project: Historical Nyungar Writings

“War Memoryscapes in Asia Partnership” – WARMAP

Oliver Driscoll Wins 2015 Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Award for Narrative Non-Fiction

Upcoming Event – ‘The Limits of Life Writing’

Maria Takolander – Best Australian Poems 2015

PhD Candidate Rebecca Hutton – ‘Boys Meets Music, Article Meets World’

PhD Candidate Anna Kent – Rules of Study

Dr Samuel Koehne on Deakin Speaking Blog – “Radicalisation & The ‘Consolation of Racism’.” 

2015 Round-Up

December 2015

Postgraduate Workshop with Dr Tim Dunlop

Dr Kirstie Close- Barry’s Book A Mission Divided Published 

Heather Brown – First Year of PhD Candidature

Reflections from Harvard University – Dr Cassandra Atherton

Dr Tiffany Shellam’s New Book Published- Rosendo Salvado and the Australian Aboriginal World

Dr Samuel Koehne Participates in ‘Emotions and Memory’ Workshop

Connect with the Contemporary Histories Research Group – Now on Social Media

Associate Professor Maria Takolander’s New Article on The Conversation

Dr Filip Slaveski on Sky News – ‘World Awaits Russia’s Reaction’

November 2015

Dr Samuel Koehne – New Think Piece: Hitler and the Language of Extermination

Dr Cassandra Atherton – New Book of Poetry ‘Exhumed’ to be Released

Upcoming Event – Gallipoli in Retrospect

October 2015

Dr Bart Ziino Reflects on Melbourne Museum’s War & Emotions Symposium

Dr Samuel Koehne in the Top 5% of Academics on Academia.edu for the Second Time in 2015

Dr Bart Ziino Speaks at National Museum of Australia on the First World War At Home

Associate Professor Maria Takolander’s The Double A Finalist in the 2015 Melbourne Prize for Literature

Dr Filip Slaveski Interviewed on Sky News – Russia’s Involvement in Syria

Contemporary Histories – Professor David Lowe

Dr Donna-Lee Frieze Appointed to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance

Dr Tiffany Shellam Travels to the Pilbara to Meet With a Wong-a-too Elder

HDR Candidate Nathan Coffey Reflects on the ANU Summer Scholar Programme

Dr Tiffany Shellam, Dr Shino Konishi & Dr Maria Nugent’s New Edited Collection Released – Indigenous Intermediaries

September 2015

Associate Professor Helen Gardner & Dr Patrick McConvell’s Southern Anthropology – New Book Released

Dr Samuel Koehne Presents at USHMM Summer Research Workshop

Professor David Lowe elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia

Dr Filip Slaveski Discusses Renewed Ukraine Tensions on Sky News

Associate Professor Helen Gardner- Waigani Seminar Reflections

CHRG Members Research Project – Scholarships and Connections

August 2015

Professor David Lowe’s New Article Published on The Interpreter

The History of Australia’s Representation in the United States

Dr Bart Ziino Presenting at Melbourne Museum’s ‘War & Emotions’ Symposium

Jhoanna Cruz Presenting at Deakin University

Deakin University Fellow Dr Jonathan Ritchie – PNG in World War II

Adjunct Member Mr Ian Kemish  – PNG Speaks

Remembering Professor Anthony Low

Working Paper Series goes Live

Reflections – Deakin University event ‘Defamiliarising the Ordinary’

July 2015

Dr Philipp Schorch – Marie Curie Fellow at Ludwig-Maximilians University, Germany

The Last Phase of PhD Candidature – Sarah Coates

Dr Kirstie Close-Barry – Deakin University Fellow

June 2015

Upcoming Event – ‘De-familiarising the Ordinary’: with Professor Jim Cullen, Dr Kat Ellinghaus and Dr Glenn Moore

Jo Chandler – Winner of Melbourne Press Club Quill for Best Feature

Dr Donna-Lee Frieze – International Association of Genocide Scholars

Dr Peter Edwards to give paper at Australian Prime Ministers Centre Seminar

Debra Wain-PhD Candidate, Conference in Austin, Texas

Professor Jim Cullen Visiting Deakin University in July 2015

Dr Cassandra Atherton – Visiting Scholar at Harvard University

Dr Samuel Koehne in top 5% of Academics on Academia.edu

 

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