We plan to continually update this page – a ‘forever work-in-progress’ if you will – so if you would like to add published works, creative works, websites, and funding opportunities to this page, or would like suggest edits to certain pieces of information, please contact us at [email protected].
Our applied and public history bibliography is continually under construction. If you have anything to add please contact [email protected] with either a consistently formatted list of references with DOIs / IBSNs / URLs where possible, or (preferably) a .RIS or .BIB (BibTeX) file exported from your reference manager.
The full bibliography can be downloaded in several different ways. For example, download these files and import them into your reference manager of choice:
- RIS (e.g. Mendeley)
- BIB (e.g. Zotero, LaTex)
- XML (e.g. EndNote) Alternatively, download these files for text / formatted bibliography:
- Table (Excel, Google Sheet)
- Text (PDF)
- Text (DOCX, Google Doc)
Online Zotero Library
View and browse the library online on Zotero at: https://www.zotero.org/groups/4404913/aaphn/library.
We are continually collating and adding to multiple themed bibliographies on this Zotero library. There are several collections already available for browsing, with more on the way:
Public History Theses
We have collated a list of public and applied history theses produced in, or concerning, Australasia. The list is available online on our Zotero bibliography or below via the various links, documents or bibliographic files. If you would like to add your own thesis please contact [email protected] with the bibliographic details of your thesis (MA, MRes, MPhil, PhD, etc.).
- Online GitHub Repository
- Public History Theses Zotero Link
- Theses titles and abstracts: PDF
- Theses bibliographic file: .RIS
- Theses bibliographic file: .BIB
These categories of resources overlap, but if you would like your resource put under another heading, do please get in touch at [email protected].
- GLAM Workbench
- “Here you’ll find a collection of tools, tutorials, examples, and hacks to help you work with data from galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (the GLAM sector). The primary focus is Australia and New Zealand, but new collections are being added all the time. Let me know if there’s some GLAM data you’d like me to explore – suggestions are always welcome!” T. Sherratt
- Time Layered Cultural Map
- This resource provides tools to help humanities researchers, including historians, and anyone interested in history, to work with digital maps. Many more history datasets will be added to this resource over the coming year.
- Trove is a collaboration between the National Library of Australia and hundreds of Partner organisations around Australia.
- Trove Newspapers: Data Dashboard
- Trove’s collection of digitised newspapers is always changing – new articles and newspapers are being added by the NLA, while Trove users are busy correcting OCRd text and adding tags and comments. The search you run today might produce different results than the same query did a month ago, a year ago, or ten years ago. Researchers need to understand how these changes affect the queries they make, the results they find, and the arguments they construct. This dashboard helps researchers understand the context of their queries by presenting a snapshot of Trove’s digitised newspapers, based on weekly data harvests. It shows Trove’s current make up from a number of angles, as well as highlighting recent changes. It is updated every Sunday.
- Trove Newspaper Harvester
- Tool for bulk harvests of digitised newspaper articles from Trove
Archives, Datasets, Databases
- Colonial Frontier Massacres in Australia (Interactive Map)
- An interactive map and information about massacres on the Australian Colonial Frontier.
- QLD State Archives: Frontier wars
- Archive access and information for accessing and researching QLD Frontier wars.
- Kalimpong Kids
- Between 1908 and 1938, 130 Anglo-Indian adolescents were sent to New Zealand from Dr Graham’s Homes in Kalimpong, India. Most were the children of British tea planters and Indian women, and faced an uncertain future in India. Their resettlement in New Zealand was in many ways a success, but it was also characterised by silence about their heritage.
- This website is for descendants of the Kalimpong Kids, many of whom are still discovering this hidden aspect of their family history. It is also for anyone with an interest in the Kalimpong story, from which we can learn so much about memory, community and family ties.
- NSW and TAS Post Office Directories
- https://nsw-post-office-directories-yajhxrvxsa-ts.a.run.app/ (NSW)
- https://tasmanian-post-office-directories-yajhxrvxsa-ts.a.run.app/ (TAS)
- RAAF P-40 Kittyhawk Accidents
- A digital map of RAAF P-40 Kittyhawk Accidents in Australia between 1942 and 1946.
- Ancient Rome in Motion
- Ancient Rome in Motion (ARM) develops high-quality, research-led content, to support the teaching of Ancient History in High Schools and to engage the wider public. ARM creates content for short animated films that are designed to be accessible to a teenage audience, alongside additional resources for teachers to build lessons around these films. The films create an environment for better student engagement and curiosity, whilst at the same time delivering content based on the latest academic research on Roman history and archaeology.
- Australian Frontier Conflicts 1788-1940s and Beyond
- Welcome the the Australian Frontier Conflicts (1788-1940s and Beyond) website that seeks to document the conflicts between European colonists and Australian Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander peoples.
Guides, Online Workshops, Courses
- DIY Digital Archaeology
- “This is a hands-on class exploring how archaeologists can learn in a digital world. While digital tools like Python, R, 3D modeling, and GIS are becoming ubiquitous in archaeological research, there remains huge accessibility gaps for archaeologists who want training in these skills.” The website provides Open Access hands-on activities for teaching and learning digital archaeology/history methods for application wherever and whenever. Data is included! By Dr. Natalie M. Susmann.
- How to Research and Write the Life Stories of Irish Famine Orphans
- Guide for researching and writing the life stories of Irish Famine orphans created by AAPHN PACE student researcher Amanda Midlam. See announcement post here for more information.
- Working with Trove data
- A collection of tools and resources to work with Trove data using the GLAM workbench.
Blogs, Webpages, Forums, Wikis, Podcasts
- An Intimate Pandemic: The Community Impact of Influenza in 1919
- Australian histories Podcast
- Australian History: Brilliant stories from Australia’s past.
- Camden History Notes Blog
- The aim of the Camden History Notes blog is telling stories about the characters, events, general goings and changing landscapes of the Macarthur region of New South Wales, and occasionally elsewhere.
- Originally occupied by the Indigenous Dharawal people it is one the fastest, growing areas in Australia with its master-planned housing estates and peri-urban farmland around the historic communities of Camden, Campbelltown and Picton on Sydney’s southwestern urban fringe.
- Colourful Histories
- Frontier War Stories Podcast
- Frontier War Stories - a podcast dedicated to truth-telling about a side of Australian that has been left out of the history books.
- History Council NSW
- The History Council NSW has a collection of podcasts and videos on a myriad of public hsitory topics on their website and their YouTube Channel.
- Podcasts: https://historycouncilnsw.org.au/podcasts/
- Videos: https://www.youtube.com/c/historycouncilofnewsouthwalesinc
- New Zealand Women Historian’s Forum
- place to connect, share and advance the work of women historians of Aotearoa New Zealand.
- Santa Cruz Trains: Railroads of the Monterey Bay Area
- Teller of Yarns
- A collection of real Australian stories composed by an author, a researcher of history, and a passionate storyteller.
- Wellington Chinese History Wiki
- Collates information relevant to the stories of Chinese in Wellington NZ.
Funding and Research Opportunities
- European PhD Scholarship Opportunity with PHACS
- Description: The Public History as the New Citizen Science of the Past (PHACS) team at the Center for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) (University of Luxembourg) calls for PhD applicants in Public History. PHACS is looking for motivated and qualified candidates who are interested in developing, with their help, an application for an individual AFR PhD grant by the National Research Fund. The doctoral project represents an excellent opportunity for qualified students to contribute to the knowledge and practice of public history in a European context. If selected for an AFR, the PhD candidate will be offered a work contract (up to 4 years) and will work on their PhD thesis with supervisors in the PHACS team.
- Application: A cover letter; CV; and project description for PhD project. See flyer below for more information. Send application to [email protected].
- Closing date: January 22, 2023 at midnight CET (Luxembourg time)
- More information: Please read this information flyer before applying
- Co-tutelle PhD Opportunity with Macquarie University and the University of Bristol: 2022-2025
- Professor Hilary Carey and Associate Professor Tanya Evans are hoping to recruit a funded co-tutelle PhD student to work on colonial history to be based at the University of Bristol for the first 2 years of the project and at Macquarie University for the final 2 years of the project.
- The Project:
- The award is open to students embarking on PhD research starting in October 2022 in any aspect of British and Australian colonial history. We are looking for applicants interested in pursuing original research to be supervised by Professor Hilary Carey (University of Bristol) and Associate Professor Tanya Evans (Macquarie University) who are leading historians of colonialism and its legacies in the British world. The studentship is funded through the Bristol-Macquarie Cotutelle Programme which offers postgraduate researchers access to state of the art facilities at two universities. The programme encourages and facilitates comparative studies based in the UK and Australia. Possible doctoral projects could include, but will not be restricted to: public histories of colonialism, heritage and the built environment in colonial cities, religious and cultural colonialism in settler societies, legacies of colonialism in old and new worlds, diasporic identities in old and new societies. The research contexts for this work could include (but are not restricted to) modern Australian and British (including Irish) history, colonial history, or global history. It is expected that the project would require experience working in archives. The project will take place over four years and involve complementary research in imperial and colonial sites in the UK and Australia. As a condition of funding, the successful applicant will study for the first two years on location at the University of Bristol. The final two years will be spent on location at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. Alongside their research, the student will help with aspects of public engagement coordinated by the supervisors.
- Application: Please apply in writing to [email protected], with a formal research proposal, cv, and a statement (no more than 1 page) of your suitability for a role that combines academic research with public engagement. The student must be eligible for UK home fees (or pay the difference for international students). Must start in the UK 1st Oct 2022.
- Closing date: 1st August 2022.
- More Information: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CQW575/colonial-postcolonial-history-studentship and [email protected]
- There are currently no open Fellowships. Contact us at [email protected] if you have one you would like to advertise.
- AHA Fiftieth Anniversary Fellowship
- The Australian Historical Association turns fifty in 2023. As part of its marking of this anniversary, the Association will be producing a brief history (of 25,000-30,000 words) examining its first fifty years. It is offering a fellowship worth $5000 to an emerging historian to work with Emeritus Professor David Carment AM in co-authoring such a publication which will be ready to launch at the AHA’s conference in July 2023 in Melbourne. Please note that the main body of the AHA’s records are located in the Noel Butlin Archives Centre at the Australian National University. The AHA is willing to contribute up to $500 towards the costs of a short research visit to Canberra for a successful applicant located interstate.
- More Information: Enquiries to Professor Frank Bongiorno: [email protected] or see announcement here at this URL.
- Application: Applicants should send a statement addressing the selection criteria as well as a curriculum vitae (each of a maximum length of 2 pages) to [email protected].
- Closing Date: 11 July 2022
- CACHE Early Career Indigenous Australian Research Fellowship - 2022
- Up to $5,000 HDR, postdoctoral or heritage/environment professional fellowship for a dynamic and enthusiastic Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person with research skills to work with members of the Centre for Ancient Cultural Heritage and Environment (CACHE) in the fields of archaeological science, cultural heritage, and/or environmental heritage.
- Closing Date: Sunday 10th July, 2022
- More Information: MQ CACHE Website
- Application: Follow instructions on the MQ CACHE Website
- CACHE Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (completed)
- Up to $5,000 Postdoctoral fellowship for a dynamic and enthusiastic early career scholar with research skills to work with members of the Centre for Ancient Cultural Heritage and Environment (CACHE) in the fields of archaeological science, cultural heritage, and/or environmental heritage.
- Closing Date: Sunday 10th July, 2022
- More Information: MQ CACHE Website
- Application: Follow instructions on the MQ CACHE Website
- Friends of the Hocken Award
- Description: Established in 2016, to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Friends of the Hocken Collections, this Award of $10,000 aims to support a research project on some aspect of the historical development of culture and society in New Zealand primarily using the resources of the Hocken Collections. This round of the Award is to be held in the calendar year of 2023.
- Closing Date: The Closing Date is 15 October 2022.
- Application: Application details are here https://bit.ly/3ciqyfa
- Community Heritage Grants – 2021 Round (completed)
- The Community Heritage Grants (CHG) program provides grants of up to $15,000 (GST inclusive) to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups. Successful CHG recipients are also given access to online workshops.
- The grants are provided to assist with the preservation of locally owned, but nationally significant collections of materials that are publicly accessible including artefacts, letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and audio visual material. The grants are also aimed at helping make these collections of materials more publicly accessible.
- Closing Date: Monday 10 May 2021
- More Information: https://www.nla.gov.au/chg/guidelines
- Capstone Editing Grant for Mid-Career Researchers
- The Capstone Editing Grant for Mid-Career Researchers provides up to A$5,000 of seed funding for one researcher per year to undertake an innovative research project. The expectation is that the research project will gather preliminary data and lead to the development of a research council funding application.
- The grant can be used to cover any costs related to the research project, such as software or small lab equipment; domestic or overseas travel to learn new techniques or collaborate with colleagues; academic editing of the grant proposal; and data analysis.
- Closing Date: 24 February 2022
- More Information: https://www.capstoneediting.com.au/midcareer-grant
Jobs and Work
- Assistant / Early Associate Professor, Cornell University
- The Department of History at Cornell University is searching for an assistant or early associate professor of public history and/or public memory, with a focus on the Global South, Europe, indigenous communities, and/or transnational/transregional history, to complement current research and teaching in the department’s Public History Initiative. We seek a scholar with a PhD in History or a related field who is also grounded in theoretical and methodological approaches in public history and memory studies, including, but not limited to commemorative practices, historic sites, digital media, museums, libraries, archives, and/or local communities.
- This position will be part of the Provost’s new CIVIC initiative in “Humanities, Art, & Public Life,” encouraging collaborations across the university (more info) “Public Life” marks the myriad ways in which people express themselves and interact, react, discuss, or ignore one another in various attempts to make and re-make the demos. Potential partners include the Einaudi Center for International Studies, the Migrations Global Grand Challenge, Africana Studies, the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program, Communication, Human Centered Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, and Near Eastern Studies.
- More Information: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22756 or contact [email protected].
- Applications: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22756
- Closing Date: 2022/12/01