Some great online history resources were shared by historians tweeting the recent Australian Historical Association conference (#OzHA2017). I have trawled through a lot of links to bring to you some of the useful and interesting history resources that caught my eye.
Several presenters have very generously shared their conference papers online:
- Bruce Baskerville, ‘The Centenary of the House of Windsor: 1917-2017‘.
- Nicolas Ferns, ‘Tanzanian Thinking: Self-reliance, Development, and the Decolonisation of Papua New Guinea‘ via Academia.
- Jon Piccini, ‘Without distinction of any kind: human rights in 1940s Australia‘ via Academia.
Blogging the Conference
Tweeting a conference is great, but blogging a conference adds depth that is hard to convey in a series of 140 character tweets. I have not found any blog posts about the conference written during the event, but some have been written after the conference:
- ‘Allegiances Beyond Borders: South Australia’s Journey from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor‘: by Bruce Baskerville’s about his #OzHA2017 paper
- ‘OzHA 2017 Recap‘ by Emma Kluge
- ‘‘Wild Jill’: Notes from a plenary session celebrating Australian historian Jill Roe‘ published on the blog of the Australian Women’s History Network
- ‘AHA 2017: PHA NSW & ACT member contributions‘ published on the blog of the Professional Historians Association of NSW & ACT
- ‘Tips for conference organisers: Experiences from the AWHN stream of the AHA‘ published on the Australian Womens’ History Network blog.
I will add to this list if any other posts are written in the next few weeks.
The conference saw the premiere of a new Australian history website, the introduction of a new search facility on another, and the sharing of some very good Australian history resources:
- Map of ‘Colonial Frontier Massacres in Eastern Australia 1788-1872: project led by Professor Lyndall Ryan and launched during the conference. See ‘Some Aboriginal History at #OzHA2017‘ Storify for tweets during the launch and media coverage of the launch.
- Historic Hansard with new search facility: search Australian Federal Parliament speeches between 1901 and 1980. Website constructed by Associate Professor Tim Sherratt.
- Stories in Stone: an annotated history and guide to the collections and papers of Ernest Westlake (1855-1922): website developed by Rebe Taylor, with Michael Jones and Gavan McCarthy.
- The Prosecution Project Database: Search historical criminal trials in any state of Australia. Project led by Professor Mark Finnane.
- Screening the Past: A peer reviewed (open access) journal of screen history, theory and criticism.
- Australian Dictionary of Biography.
- Honest History
- Serving our Country: a history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the defence of Australia: led by Professor Mick Dodson
- Australian Federal Election Speeches: a project from the Museum of Australian Democracy.
- 2017 Australian Historical Association Conference website: with the conference program, abstracts and more.
Relevant blog posts were shared during the conference. Instead of listing each post, I thought I would list the blogs shared and leave it to you to browse through the posts:
- Australian Women’s History Network Blog
- Australian Historical Association Early Career Researchers’ Blog
- University of Melbourne Archives Blog
- Conviction Blog: stories from a nineteenth-century prison by Helen Rodgers, from Liverpool John Moores University.
- Playing the Past: a light-hearted weekly look at the history of Aussie Rules football by Mary Tomsic and Jordy Silverstein from the University of Melbourne.
Conference Sessions Storified
Over the last week I have collected the abstracts, brief biographies and tweets about some of the presenters and their sessions. Instead of dumping all these in one gigantically long Storify, I have divided them up into readable stories which I hope you will find interesting and useful. Today I published one on the Digital History sessions.
Keynotes and Plenaries
- #OzHA2017 Keynote: Colonial Cosmopolitanism by Dane Kennedy
- #OzHA2017 Plenary: Imperial Entanglements of Faith, Emotion and Affect (Associate Professor Jane Haggis, Emeritus Professor Margaret Allen and Professor Fiona Paisley)
- #OzHA2017 Keynote 2: When the War is Over (Professor Christina Twomey)
- #OzHA2017 ‘Wild Jill’ Plenary
- #OzHA2017 Plenary 2: Re-entangling Capitalism, Colonialism and the Environment (Professor Grace Karskens, Dr Hannah Forsyth, Dr Julie McIntyre)
- #OzHA2017 Plenary 3: The State of the Discipline (Associate Professor Martin Crotty, Dr Paul Sendziuk, Professor Stuart Macintyre, Tyson Retz)
- Histories of the Pacific at #OzHA2017
- Histories of Chinese at the 2017 Australian Historical Association Conference
- Some Aboriginal History at #OzHA2017
- Digital History at #OzHA2017
I have not been able to look at every link that was shared during the conference, but I have looked at quite a few of them. If you think I have missed a good resource shared during the conference, please let me know.
And while you are here, why not have a look at Stumbling Through History Links, my directory of over 200 useful history resources for people researching Australian history. I am hoping to eventually set it up as a separate website, but for the time being, you can Ctl + F to find some useful stuff!
Further Reading and Resources
This is the fourth in a series of posts about the 2017 Australian Historical Association Conference. Read the others:
- Post 1: ‘Australian History Conference Generates Record Twitter Stream‘
- Post 2: ‘The Big Sessions at the 2017 Australian Historical Association Conference‘
- Post 3: ‘Topics That Interest Historians in Australia‘
You can still access some resources about the 2017 Australian Historical Association conference:
- Download the conference program, abstracts and author biographies from the conference website.
- Access the archived tweets from the conference.
- Check out the network diagram of the conference tweets.
- Find out more about the Australian Historical Association.
- If you want to keep up with the latest discussions and news about history, subscribe to my #OzHA2017 Tweeps list.
I have been blogging about conferences since 2012:
- How did the #OzHA Twitter hashtag start? Read about the history of the #OzHA hashtag in one of my conference posts from 2015.
- Read about Jill Roe’s cameo appearance amongst a group of #OzHA tweeps at the 2012 conference in my review of her Miles Franklin biography (hint: just search the page for ‘Aside’ which is towards the end of the review).
- Browse through my posts about the Australian Historical Association Conferences since 2012.
- The first conference I blogged was the American Historical Association conference of 2012. Read ‘Nearly There: Experiencing a Conference Online‘ and read the comment by journalist, Jennifer Howard, about why journalists value people who tweet and blog conferences.