News & Events around the School
Senator the Hon Penny Wong
Prof. Susan Magarey appointed to Prime Minister's Literary Awards panel
The Success of Bill Gammage's new book
Festival of Hildegard
Sir John Downer Oration
Premier Jay Weatherill Lecture
ARC Centre for the History of Emotions: Adelaide Activities
APSA Women & Politics Prize 2012
Grants & Scholarships
AHA Conference 2012
The History of History@adelaide
'The Appropriate Size and Role for a Progressive Government'
Date: 4 April 2013
Location: Mezzanine (Level 5), Hub Central, University of Adelaide
Professor Magarey, Professor Emerita in History at the University of Adelaide, has been appointed to the Prime Minister's Literary Awards 2013 judging panels. The judging panels make recommendations on the shortlists and winners across each of the categories to the Prime Minister. The school of history and politics would like to congratulate Professor Magarey on this prestigious appointment.
The School of History and Politics would like to congratulate Bill Gammage on the critical success of his book The Biggest Estate on Earth, which offers a radical re-assessment of Aboriginal land management strategies and how they shaped Australia.In addition to winning the Prime Minister's Prize for History, it has also won the History Prize in the Queensland Literary Awards and the Victorian Prize for Literature. Bill taught Australian History at the University of Adelaide for most of his career and trained a generation of Australian and South Australian historians.
Visiting Research Fellow Dr Sabina Flanagan, will be a key presenter at the Festival of Hildegard. The event will take place on the weekend of Friday 19 - Sunday 21 October, at the Centre for Theology & Ministry, 29 College Crescent, Parkville. Further information can be found at:
The Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Warren Bebbington, is pleased to invite you to the inaugural Sir John Downer Oration to honour a great South Australian who helped shape Australia's political transformation from a group of colonies to the modern federal nation.
The 2012 Oration, entitled "The United States and China – is there really a choice?", will be delivered by former Prime Minister of Australia, The Hon John Howard OM AC SSI.
Premier Jay Weatherill:
‘Strengthening Australian democracy: Political Discourse and Engagement’
Date: 16 October, 6:00pm
Location: Mezzanine, Level 5, Hub Central
This is a free event, however registration is necessary. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or SMS your name to 0400 253 752
Collaboratories (i.e. interdisciplinary symposia) etc.
In June 2011 David Lemmings and Ann Brooks convened a meeting on ‘Norbert Elias, Emotional Styles and Historical Change’, featuring three keynote speakers from overseas and seventeen other speakers. The meeting was a great success, and the convenors have now signed a contract with Routledge (New York) to edit a collection of essays on this theme.
A second Collaboratory, entitled ‘The Authenticity of Emotions: Sceptical and Sympathetic Sociability in the Eighteenth-Century British Public Sphere’, will be convened by David Lemmings, Heather Kerr and Robert Phiddian on 18-19 September. The keynote speakers are Michael Frazer (Philosophy, Harvard), Laura Rosenthal (English Maryland), W. Gerrod Parrott (Psychology, Georgetown), and Conal Condren (Centre for the History of European Discourse, UQ).
In November 2013 David Lemmings will convene a Symposium on ‘”Criminal” Justice during the Long Eighteenth Century: Theatre, Representation and Emotion in the Courtroom and the Public Sphere’ at the Henry E. Huntington Library in San Marino, California (jointly sponsored by CHE and the Huntington). The speakers will include David Lemmings, Claire Walker, Katie Barclay, and several other leading scholars from the UK and North America.
The Adelaide node of the Centre is currently running a History of Emotions seminar series on Friday lunchtimes. Last Friday the speaker was Alexandra Walsham, Professor of Modern History at the University of Cambridge. She attracted a very good audience (30+).
We recently hosted a six-week visit by Dr. David Lederer, from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, who is an expert on the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation in Germany. David was the keynote speaker at the History of Emotions strand of the AHA Conference. He also gave a paper in the History of Emotions seminar series, addressed the Early Modern Reading Group, ran a workshop for interested postgraduates, and gave an undergraduate lecture in the History of Crime and Punishment in England and Europe course. He hopes to return to Adelaide for a longer stay with the aid of a Marie Curie Fellowship (EU funding).
In 2013 our Distinguished International Visitor will be Professor Mike Braddick from the University of Sheffield (UK), who is an expert on the state and society in seventeenth-century England.
Katie Barclay’s book won the Network for Women’s History prize for best book on women’s history. Francois Soyer’s second book is in press. In October Katie Barclay and David Lemmings will form part of a panel on ‘Intimacy, Emotion and Historical Change’ at the North American Conference on British Studies in Montreal. Both Francois and Katie have spoken at other CHE events and chaired the Adelaide History of Emotions seminar.
Postgraduates and Postgraduate Engagements
Where appropriate, we have asked our visitors and visiting speakers to meet with postgraduates working in the area of early modern Europe (thus Alex Walsham met all the early modern postgraduates individually and discussed their projects, and David Lederer led a postgraduate workshop). Two postgraduates have received CHE ‘top-up’ scholarships (Elsa Reuter and Mark Neuendorf).
There are currently five Adelaide-based AIs: Lisa Hill, Claire Walker, Heather Kerr, Han Baltussen, and Robert Phiddian. CHE has recently issued a call for people to apply to become AIs in 2013 (closing date, 30 September). This scheme allows people working on the history of emotions in Europe 1100-1800 to access limited funding to advance their research projects.
We will shortly be re-advertising an ARC Senior Fellowship (level B/C) to be based at Adelaide.
We are currently working with Adelaide compass on an event scheduled to take place on 14th September entitled “Tell Me a Story”. The Centre’s involvement will be to run workshops (conducted by Steven Barclay) around the theme of emotions in music. The event will take place at Mark Oliphant College. The second day of the event will take place on campus on the 20th September where pupils will be given the opportunity to work in small teams to create videos. A further workshop will take place on the 20th to look at incorporating historical themed music into their productions.
Steven Barclay is also organising a school tour for the week commencing 15th October aimed at category one schools in the Barossa region. There will also be a follow up Teacher Professional Development day arranged on the theme of integrating emotions research into lessons for History, English, and Society and Environment.
We are also negotiating a joint exhibition with the Art Gallery of South Australia on expressions of emotion and paintings.
Our Program Administrator Janet Hart organizes occasional morning teas and other events to facilitate informal association among members of CHE and other interested people.
David Lemmings has proposed a series on the History of Emotions to be published by Palgrave-Macmillan. The series will be entitled Palgrave Studies in the History of Emotions, and it will include scholarly monographs, edited collections, and edited texts relating to the history of emotions in Europe and North America, 1100-2000. The editors will be David Lemmings and William Reddy (Duke). Palgrave has accepted the proposal and contracts are being prepared. It is intended that this series will constitute a primary publishing outlet for Centre publications.
The prize is presented for the best essay on the topic of women and politics broadly defined.
The criteria used in judging entries are:
- Originality of argument and/or material
- Usefulness to women involved in political practice or in relation to teaching
- Quality of presentation
Conditions of entry:
- Competition is open to undergraduate or postgraduate students who are Australian or New Zealand residents
- Essay should be approximately 5,000 words (7,000 words absolute maximum)
- Work should be unpublished, although entries which have been accepted for publication are eligible
- One (1) copy of the manuscript to be submitted electronically as a single MS Word
- Entries must be sent to Greta Larsen (School Manager, History & Politics) at the email address provided below, no later than 02 July 2012
- The winner will be announced at the annual conference dinner, where the prize of $1,000 and a trophy will be awarded
For further information please contact:
Prof. Lisa Hill
School of History & Politics T
he University of Adelaide
North Terrace Campus Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: 08 8313 4608
Entries to be emailed to Greta Larsen: email@example.com
The School of History and Politics would like to congratulate the following staff members for their success in the recent round of faculty ARC grants
Professor Tim Doyle and Professor Kanishka Jayasuriya et al.
Title: ‘Building an Indian Ocean region.’
Funding; $378.000 (over 3 years)
Professor Lisa Hill
Title: ‘The science of welfare: Adam Smith’s political thought’
Funding; $115.000 (over 3 years)
Professor David Lemmings and Emeritus Professor Wilf Prest et al
Title: ‘A new history of law in eighteenth-century England.’
Funding; $153.000 (over 3 years)
Associate Professor Rachel Ankeny et al.
Title: ‘Hostel stories: toward a richer narrative of the lived experiences of migrants.’
Funding; $90.000 (over 3 years)
Associate Professor Catherine Speck et al.
Title: 'Redefining the paradigm: exhibitions as creators of Australian art history.'
Funding; $117.000 (over 3 years) – Led by UNSW
Associate Professor Robert Foster et al.
Title: ‘The Australasian Legal History Library: Creating historical depth in legal data on AustLll, to improve all legal research.’
Funding; $330.000 (over 1 year) - Led by University of Technology, Sydney
Associate Professor Catherine Speck et al.
Title: ‘Design and Art Australia Online: Sustainable data sharing for Australian researchers and collections.’
Funding; $240.000 (over 1 year) – Led by UNSW
The School would like to congratulate our Postgraduate students for winning the following Scholarships and Grants
Research Abroad Scholarship
Paula De Angelis
Army History Research Grant
‘Connections’, The 31st Australian Historical Association Conference, University of Adelaide, 9-13 July 2012
The Australian Historical Association Conference will be held on the North Terrace campus of the University of Adelaide from the 9th to the 13th of July 2012. This is Australia’s premier history conference and comes to Adelaide only once every decade or so and features many of the country’s leading historians. The program for the conference is now available and can be viewed on the conference website:
The keynote speaker is Cambridge Professor Sir Christopher Bayly, speaking on Distant Connections: Empire, Race and Nationality in India and Australia. The conference includes a range of topical plenary panels including
• Australian History in its Asian Contexts
• The Future of Teaching and Learning in History
• Disasters in Social and Cultural Perspective: Impact, Response, Memory
• Writing National Histories in Transnational Times
It is a large program featuring over 300 papers on a diverse range of topics. While most of the papers focus on Australian history, the conference encompasses all fields and periods of history.
The conference also includes specialist streams of history:
• The Religious History Association
• The Australian Women’s History Network
• The ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions
Their programs can also be viewed on the website.
This promises to be an exciting conference and I would encourage all those who are interested in history to come along. If you are interested in registering please go to the conference website.
THE HISTORY OF HISTORY @ ADELAIDE.002
On Friday 13 July 2012 in the Ira Raymond Room, The Discipline for History will be presenting THE HISTORY OF HISTORY @ ADELAIDE.002. Registration is free, but essential (for catering purposes) at either firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 8313 5610.
Please click here for the program.
Podcasts of the Symposium 2012
Podcasts of the Symposium 2011
On Friday 2 December 2011 the Discipline of History presented a one-day Symposium addressing the history of History at The University of Adelaide, convened by Norman Etherington and Wilfrid Prest. The program included broad overviews of history students, staff, subjects and teaching from early days to the present, together with personal memoirs and recollections from former students, and past and current staff members.