PHA 2020 CONFERENCE: HISTORY TRANSMITTED – CONNECT – CONSIDER – CHALLENGE

Professional Historians Association (Qld) Inc. is proud to announce the next Professional Historians Association conference will be held in Brisbane. Due to COVID-19, the conference will not proceed on the scheduled dates originally advertised. We will provide an update later in the year after reviewing Federal Government travel and public gathering restrictions, and will communicate new dates for the conference…

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QUEENSLAND LITERARY AWARDS

PHA Qld member Margaret Cook's book "A River with a City Problem" has been shortlisted for the 2020 The Courier-Mail People's Choice Queensland Book of the Year Award as a part of the Queensland Literary Awards.Follow the link to see the shortlisted titles, and vote for your favourite. All titles are available at the The Library Shop, State Library of…

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MEMBERS WORK: QUEER OBJECTS

A powder puff used in a criminal prosecution; a set of slides from an international holiday; the humble telephone and the not-so-modest Speedo are all put on the spotlight in Queer Objects, a new book edited by Chris Brickell and Judith Collard, published by University of Otago Press in collaboration with Manchester University Press and Rutgers University Press. PHA member…

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QUEENSLAND ATLAS OF RELIGION PhD SCHOLARSHIPS

The Queensland Atlas of Religion (QAR) is an exciting new project based in the University of Queensland’s School of Historical & Philosophical Inquiry (St Lucia campus, Brisbane). The QAR project was awarded ARC Linkage funding this year for three years, and will analyse and document patterns of religious diversity in Queensland presently and in the past. While there is an…

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HARRY GENTLE RESOURCE CENTRE 2019 LECTURE SERIES

On 18 October 2019, Queensland State Archives with the Griffith University Harry Gentle Resource Centre presented a seminar by Dr Annemarie McLaren titled Peopling Place: Transcribing Sources for Brisbane’s Zion Hill Mission. A large audience, including descendants of the founding German missionaries, heard Annemarie discuss some of her initial findings from transcribing pages of documents held in the J D…

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MEMBERS WORK: BATTLE OF ONE TREE HILL

Continuing their ongoing research into frontier violence in Queensland, PHA Qld members Ray Kerkhove and Frank Uhr are publishing a new book on the Battle of One Tree Hill. The book will be launched at an event commemorating the resistance campaign, to be held at the Bill Gould Lookout, Toowoomba on Friday 13 September at noon. Please follow this link for further…

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MEMBERS WORK: A RIVER WITH A CITY PROBLEM

PHA Qld congratulates Dr Margaret Cook on her book A River with a City Problem: a history of Brisbane floods, recently published by University of Queensland Press.  The book tells a compelling history of floods in the Brisbane River catchment, especially those in 1893, 1974 and 2011. Extensively researched, it highlights the force of nature, the vagaries of politics and the power of…

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TIMOTHY ROBERTS APPOINTED AS A HARRY GENTLE RESOURCE CENTRE VISITING FELLOW

The Harry Gentle Rresource Centre is delighted to welcome PHA Qld member Tim Roberts as 2019 Visiting Fellow. Tim is a specialist in Australian art heritage, decorative arts and material culture to 1945 and is an experienced researcher and guest speaker..Tim’s project, Picturing the North: Representing Queensland before 1859, is the first major exploration of the art and artists of pre-separation…

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MEMBERS WORK: LEBANESE THREADS

PHA Qld congratulates Dr Anne Monsour on her new project, A CONTINUOUS THREAD: THE LEBANESE PRESENCE IN SOUTH BRISBANE, WOOLLOONGABBA AND WEST END, which is proudly funded through the Brisbane City Council Lord Mayor’s Helen Taylor Research Award for local history and also supported by the Australian Lebanese Historical Society (ALHS).Tracing the connecting thread from the early Syrian hawkers and shopkeepers of…

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MEMBERS WORK: RECOLLECTING MASSACRES

PHA Qld member Tim Bottoms has recently completed a new digital project titled Massacre Recollections: Elders Stories of the Frontier Wars in FNQ. In this video, Bottoms has worked with a number of indigenous elders to recount specific acts of frontier violence. Accounts are recorded from the late Kenny Jimmy from Kowanyama, Jack Muriata (Girramay), David Lawrence (Girramay) and Bessie Jerry,…

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