“Educator Spotlight: Great South Land: Introducing Australian History with University of Newcastle Australia,” -about.futurelearn.com/research-insights/educator-spotlight-great-south-land-introducing-australian-history-with-university-of-newcastle-australia. More about open access and other course offerings by HCCI staff can be found here. Further information on Dr. Ariotti’s teaching and research can also be found on her university profile page here.
HCCI’s James Bennett, Nancy Cushing, Marguerite Johnson and Julie McIntyre will be speaking at this year’s Newcastle Writers Festival, 5-7 April.
Friday 5 April
Masterclass | Memory and Monuments with Nancy Cushing, Stephen Gapps and Tamson Pietsch. Hosted by Richard Neville. The impulse to memorialise people and events has led to the establishment of a range of monuments in urban landscapes. Increasingly, monuments have been verbally or physically attacked and, in some cases, removed. This masterclass will focus on the ongoing histories of monuments, testing the implications of preservation and removal, and how memorials can be revived, reinterpreted or replaced. The three speakers will address Captain Cook, counter-memorials and the ‘statue wars’; the memorial to the band on the Titanic in Broken Hill; and the coal monument in Newcastle.
Level 3, Room X321 NeW Space, Hunter St Free event
Limited to 50 places
Saturday 6 April
NEW Thinking Series | Lives Erased: The History of LGBTQI Conversion Therapy with James Bennett, Stuart Edser and Anthony Venn-Brown. Hosted by Marguerite Johnson.
Cummings Room, City Hall
NEW Thinking Series | A New Taste of Hunter Wine History with John Germov and Julie McIntyre. Hosted by Cassie McCullagh.
Cummings Room, City Hall
Antipodean Antiquities: Classical Reception Down Under, edited by Marguerite Johnson (Bloomsbury 2019).
About the Book
Leading and emerging, early career scholars in Classical Reception Studies come together in this volume to explore the under-represented area of the Australasian Classical Tradition. They interrogate the interactions between Mediterranean Antiquity and the antipodean worlds of New Zealand and Australia through the lenses of literature, film, theatre and fine art.
Of interest to scholars across the globe who research the influence of antiquity on modern literature, film, theatre and fine art, this volume fills a decisive gap in the literature by bringing antipodean research into the spotlight. Following a contextual introduction to the field, the six parts of the volume explore the latest research on subjects that range from the Lord of the Rings and Xena: Warrior Princess franchises to important artists such as Sidney Nolan and local authors whose work offers opportunities for cross-cultural and interdisciplinary analysis with well-known Western authors and artists.
The dates for HCCI’s semester one public research seminar series have been announced below. All seminars are held in the Auchmuty Library’s Cultural Collections on Fridays at 10am followed by morning tea at 11am. All are welcome.
8 March, History, Violence, and the Steven Pinker Controversy, Philip Dwyer—University of Newcastle
22 March, Jack Lindsay, Communism and the Classics, Henry Stead—The Open University
5 April, The Making of ‘Ablaze’ and ASIO surveillance of Indigenous Activists in 1950s and 1960s, Alec Morgan—Macquarie University
3 May, Printing Religion After the Enlightenment, Timothy Stanley—University of Newcastle
17 May, The Historicity of Sexuality: Knowledge of the Past in the Emergence of Modern Sexual Science, Alison Moore―Western Sydney University
31 May, Metropolis in Egypt before Septimius Severus: the Evidence of Papyri and Ostraca, Agnieszka Wojciechowska—University of Wrocław
For more information of any questions about the seminars please contact the series coordinators Hugh Lindsay (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Elizabeth Roberts-Pedersen (email@example.com).
“So, You Think You Want to Study History? - bu.edu/history/undergraduate-program/why-study-history/. Boston University has produced this helpful list of advice for those interested in studying history. This quote is taken from their myth #3, “History is just old-fashioned liberal arts. I need ‘real world’ skills. I should major in something ‘sensible’ even if it’s not what I’m really excited about.” As it happens, Jeff Weiner, the CEO of LinkedIn recently commented in an interview for Wired Magazine that the greatest skills gap in the United States is “written communication, oral communication, team building, people leadership, collaboration.”
This year’s War Experience Public Lecture series has now been announced for the following dates in semester one. Lectures are scheduled on Tuesdays 7-8pm at the University of Newcastle’s City Campus, room X202. All are welcome.
12th March, Caroline Schneider, Children in Genocide – Experiences of Violence and the Yazidi Case
26th March, Dr Sue Wareham, The Hidden Casualty of War: The Environment
9th April, Elicia Taylor, ‘Just like a letter from a personal friend’: Australian Women and Wartime Communication Channels
30th April, Peter Hooker, Republics at War: The United States’ Quasi-War with France, and its Repercussions on American Identity
14th May, Prof. Michael. Ondaatje, The War on Blacks in American History
28th May, Mr Terry Ryan, Sex and War in Antiquity
For further information about these lectures please contact the series coordinator, Dr. Jane Bellemore: firstname.lastname@example.org, 02.492.15231
Recognized for their potential to create global impact in their fields, two HCCI researchers will receive prestigious Australian-American Fulbright Scholarships in a presentation at Parliament House this week.
The scholars, Dr Julie McIntyre and Professor Philip Dwyer, will spend up to six months in the USA sharing their knowledge, collaborating with academic colleagues and engaging broader USA communities through workshops, seminars and public lectures. The Fulbright Program is the flagship foreign exchange scholarship program of the USA, aimed at increasing binational research collaboration, cultural understanding, and the exchange of ideas.
Professor Dwyer will be based at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he will develop his ideas around violence and gun violence by comparing and contrasting culture and society in Australia and the USA.Working with Professor Mark Micale at the University of Illinois, Professor Dwyer will also facilitate the establishment of further collaborative opportunities
Senior Lecturer in History with the School of Humanities and Social Science, Dr Julie McIntyre, will also receive a Fulbright Senior Scholarship to study connections between America and Australia in the grape and wine sciences since the 1950s. Dr McIntyre will travel to the Shields Library, University of California in Davis, to trace binational innovations in modernising wine production.
Further details on their award can be found at the University of Newcastle’s website: newcastle.edu.au/newsroom/featured-news/researchers-awarded-prestigious-fulbright-scholarships
We hope you can join us for the launch of Colonialism and Male Domestic Service across the Asia Pacific by Julia Martínez, Claire Lowrie, Frances Steel and Victoria Haskins (Bloomsbury 2019). The book will be launched by Professor Penny Russell at the University of Sydney on 18 February from 5 pm to 6 pm (Refectory Room H113). Light refreshments will be served. For more details and to RSVP please click here.
About the book:
Examining the role of Asian and indigenous male servants across the Asia Pacific from the late-19th century to the 1930s, this study shows how their ubiquitous presence in these purportedly 'humble' jobs gave them a degree of cultural influence that has been largely overlooked in the literature on labour mobility in the age of empire.
With case studies from British Hong Kong, Singapore, Northern Australia, Fiji and British Columbia, French Indochina, the American Philippines and the Dutch East Indies, the book delves into the intimate and often conflicted relationships between European and American colonists and their servants. It explores the lives of 'houseboys', cooks and gardeners in the colonial home, considers the bell-boys and waiters in the grand colonial hotels, and follows the stewards and cabin-boys on steamships travelling across the Indian and Pacific Oceans. This broad conception of service allows Colonialism and Male Domestic Service to illuminate trans-colonial or cross-border influences through the mobility of servants and their employers.
This path-breaking study is an important book for students and scholars of colonialism, labour history and the Asia Pacific region.
Semester one courses are now open to enrollment. Here’s a list of what’s on offer:
AHIS1000 Ancient Greece (Callaghan campus)
AHIS2000 The Augustan Age (Callaghan campus)
AHIS2370 The Art of Magic (Callaghan campus)
AHIS3000 The Ancient Historians (Callaghan campus)
AHIS3140 Philip II, Alexander the Great (Callaghan campus)
HIST1002 USA: Civil War to Superpower (Callaghan campus and online)
HIST1051 The Australian Experience (Callaghan, Ourimbah and Port Macquarie campuses and online)
HIST2002 Reading the Past (Callaghan and Ourimbah campuses and online)
HIST2110 Australian Foreign Relations (Callaghan campus)
HIST3151 African American Experience (Callaghan and Ourimbah campuses)
HIST3600 Global Women’s History (Callaghan campus)
PHIL1040 World Religions (Callaghan campus and online)
PHIL2030 Philosophy of Religion (Callaghan campus and online)
For those interested in studying at Honours level, explore AHIS and HIST options at the BA Honours handbook here: newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor-of-arts-honours, or consider more of our postgraduate options on our study here page.
Surveilling Minds and Bodies: Sexualities, Medicine and the Law in Australasian Contexts
12 - 13 September 2018, NeW Space, Newcastle
The 2018 conference ‘Surveilling Bodies and Minds: Sexualities, Medicine and the Law in Australasian Contexts’ endeavoured to provide a historical context (1950-present) for the current Australasian events surrounding, and responding to, the surveillance of sexualities, particularly gay and lesbian sexualities. This interdisciplinary conference was also community based and was open to all academic disciplines, community groups and organisations.
The recent shifts in power dynamics pertaining to sexualities, the body, medicalisation, and the law – represented most profoundly by the marriage equality debate – demonstrate the need for a series of historical enquiries into these key social issues.
Key note speakers were:
Professor Joanna Bourke, Global Innovation Chair in the Centre for the History of Violence
The Honourable Michael Kirby, Former High Court Justice
Ms Michelle Lancey, PFLAG Newcastle
Watch the video below for a taste of the conference or download the conference handbook (PDF 930KB).
Meet the conference organising committee
Read about our research collaborators
Further information available here: https://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/faculties-and-schools/faculty-of-education-and-arts/school-of-humanities-and-social-science/conferences/surveilling-minds-and-bodies