Category Archives: November 2017

PHA Qld 2016-17 Year in Review

At the PHA Qld AGM on Saturday 14 October, Outgoing President Jonathan Richards delivered a report to members on the 2016-17 working year. At the outset, Jonathan thanked the members of the Management Committee for their friendship, good company and support, and their ongoing contribution to the success of the Association, noting that PHA Qld would…
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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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