DIVERSE SOURCES, DIVERSE STORIES – REWRITING OLD TALES

In late November a friend at my gym forwarded me a short essay by historian Sadiah Qureshi, published in the London Book Review. The text was a response to the Royal Historical Society's report Race, Ethnicity and Equality in UK History, to which Qureshi was a contributor. After summarising the current state of play, calling out the decided Eurocentricity expressed by some academics in…

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SELF-SERVICE DIGITISATION TRIAL AT NATIONAL ARCHIVES

The Queensland Office of the National Archives is testing the feasibility of allowing self-service digitisation of selected records by the public in a controlled reading room environment. The service being trialled in the Queensland Reading Room only, from 8 November 2018 to 30 April 2019.If you wish to participate in this trial and digitise a record for your own use:1.…

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HISTORIC SYDNEY REAL ESTATE PLANS DIGITISED

Over 40,000 historic property plans of 250 Sydney suburbs have been digitised and made available for the first time on the State Library of NSW’s website.  "The plans provide a fascinating visual record of how Sydney has expanded over time,” says Maggie Patton, the State Library’s head curator. “You can see how your street, suburb and the city centre were…

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LOCAL COMMUNITIES, GLOBAL NETWORKS: AHA CONFERENCE 2019

Monday 8 – Friday 12 July 2019, at University of Southern Queensland, ToowoombaThe 38th Australian Historical Association (AHA) Conference, hosted by USQ's School of Arts and Communication, invites submissions on the theme of Local Communities, Global Networks.  How have the local and the global intersected, inspired and transformed experiences within and from Australia’s history? How do the histories of Indigenous, imperial,…

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INTIMATE STORIES, CHALLENGING HISTORIES: ORAL HISTORY 2019

In their 40th anniversary year, Oral History Queensland and Oral History Australia, in partnership with State Library of Queensland, welcome proposals for our 2019 biennial conference in southern Queensland.  Oral historians, in a variety of guises and combining age-old listening skills with dazzling new technologies, record intimate stories and create challenging histories.  The conference welcomes participants who use oral history…

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NOMINATIONS OPEN: 2019 JOHN DOUGLAS KERR MEDAL

PHA Qld and the Royal Historical Society of Queensland are pleased to announce that nominations for the 2019 John Douglas Kerr Medal of Distinction are now being received.The John Douglas Kerr Medal of Distinction in historiography, historical research and writing was established in 2005 and is awarded annually to a practicing historian of note, as a tribute and witness of esteem to acknowledge…

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CALL FOR PAPERS: ACTIVISM, STRUGGLE AND LABOUR HISTORY

16th Biennial Conference of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History 3-5 October, 2019 Perth Trades Hall building (now CFMEU Offices) 80 Beaufort Street, Perth, WA We welcome abstracts on any of the following themes: The labour movement after the Armistice (1919) New directions in labour history (work in prospect/progress papers; new projects) Insecure work — historicising the…

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Australian theatre history in SLV

In December 2017, a member of the public approached PHA Qld regarding the personal papers of late Melbourne historian Agnes Paton Bell. Bell is best known for her book Melbourne: John Batman’s Village, published by Cassell in 1965. PHA Qld President Timothy Roberts returned the enquiry, which concerned providing researchers and historians with access to these papers. Bell was an avid…

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Members work: History of Pottery in Queensland

PHA Qld member Tim Roberts recently completed a 2-year mentoring program at Griffith University Art Gallery under eminent Queensland art historian Glenn Cooke and curator and Director of Griffith University Art Museum, Angela Goddard. During this time, Tim assisted the development of a major publication and accompanying exhibition on the history of art pottery in Queensland. Titled With Heart & Hand:…

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