Recent Posts by Queensland Historians

5 minutes with PHA Qld President Timothy Roberts

Tim, you’ve been a member of PHA Qld since 2013, and are known to our members for your prior role as the Association’s Treasurer. What historical topics interest you? I am an art historian, with a special interest in Queensland’s art heritage before the conclusion of the Second World War. Queensland had a very different…
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Members work: Flood management in Brisbane

PHA Qld member Margaret Cook recently published an article that exposes the dominant socio-economic and political values that shaped flood management between 1974 and 2011 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Drawing on scholarship that frames floods as a cultural, rather than natural event, this paper shows that the state government of Queensland prioritised property development and continued to rely on dam…
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Members work: The tale of two cities

PHA Qld member Dr Neville Buch returns to the Sunnybank District History Group after his brief ‘London Tour’ to present a talk on The Tale of Two Cities – Heritage and History in London and Brisbane. London is seen as the educated, literary, and cultured global centre, and there is no doubt it is true. Brisbane…
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CALL FOR PAPERS: Northern Links 7th No Fuss Conference

On 3-4 March 2018, Chinese Heritage in North Australia (CHINA Inc) will present their 7th 'no fuss' conference in Townsville. The theme of the 2018 conference is titled Northern Links: protecting their interests and pushing back. It aims to explore themes of settlement, adaption, integration, solutions and creative responses to institutional impediments imposed on the Chinese community.…
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CALL FOR PAPERS: 2018 AHA Conference – The Scale of History

Historians make choices about the scale of their inquiry. They set parameters for their projects – temporal, geographical, social, archival – which shape their research strategies, their potential audiences, and their interpretations and arguments. We engage with scale in a variety of ways, including: big history, microhistory, global history, local history, deep history, planetary history,…
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Positions available: Queensland Heritage Council and Register Team

The Queensland  Department of Environment and Heritage Protection's Queensland Heritage Council and Register Team have recently advertised two heritage officer positions. As a member of this team, you will play a key part in a multidisciplinary group that undertakes the statutory process by which places are assessed for entry in, or removal from, the Queensland heritage register…
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Finding lost places, lost people: 2017 RAHS Conference

On 28 and 29 October, The Royal Australian Historical Society will present the 2017 RAHS Conference at Cowra Services Club – 101 Brisbane St, Cowra NSW. The theme of the 2017 RAHS Conference is Finding Lost Places, Lost People. Uncovering hidden stories helps us better understand the past and can challenge our understanding of how the present came to be. Historical…
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Draft Program Released: AHHC 2017

A draft program for the 2017 Australia's Homosexual Histories Conference is now available for perusal, and registrations have been opened. The conference will be hosted at the University of Adelaide's North Terrace campus on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 November. Australia's Homosexual Histories Conference brings together members of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex Queer+ communities, academics,…
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Professional Historians Australia supports LGBTIQ+ community

In September, Professional Historians Australia issued a statement of support for Australia's LGBTIQ+ community during the ongoing marriage equality discussion. The statement acknowledges the role contributions that LGBTIQ+ Australians make in the history profession, and encourages support of all PHA members in the workplace and professional arena. The statement, cited below, can be found on the Professional…
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PHA Qld Professional Development Day

On Saturday 14 October 2017, PHA Qld welcomes you to a professional development day at the Queensland Art Gallery. Themed History: practice and experience, the day will include a number of talks by leading practitioners in the field, and highlight resources available to professional historians as well as insights into industry experience. Guest Speaker Jill Barnard (President, Professional Historians Australia) will…
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