Originally created January 17, 2023
Kirsten McKenzie, even before she clocked off as Chair, managed to finish two manuscripts – one a a co-edited collection called Mobility and Coercion in an Age of Wars and Revolutions (c. 1750 – 1830) that will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2023, and a monograph, with Lisa Ford, called Inquiring into Empire – a product of their ARC grant. Kirsten was also appointed to the Board of the Museums of History News South Wales as of Dec. 31, 2022 – a major coup and honour for Kirsten!
Roberto Chauca was awarded a prestigious 2023-2024 Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study individual Fellowship (https://nias.knaw.nl/). He is now trying to figure out whether he can actually take up the offer!
Niro Kandasamy, James Findlay and Thomas Café successfully launched the History Extension mentoring program in December with five disadvantaged schools, approximately 40 HSC History Extension students, and about 20 of our own History Students acting as mntors. The program will continue over the coming months with reciprocal visits between schools and the Uni. For more details of the launch date, see the blogpost
Cindy McCreery, in addition to no fewer than eight media appearances in December, has also made five contributions to radio and tv in January, including the ABC Radio PM program with Katherine Porter on the subject of Prince Harry’s new book https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/pm/prince-harry-s-latest-bombshell-revelation-/101830654
Julia Horne has been awarded a Humanities Research Centre Visiting Fellowship for 2023 for 6 weeks at the ANU on the annual theme of Repair. Her topic is “Universities and Post-war Repair: The idea of ‘reconstruction’, 1943 to 1957” (https://hrc.cass.anu.edu.au/highlights/2023-repair); and has just published (in December) a co-edited collection entitled Australian Universities: A Conversation about Public Good. Book launch (we hope) in early March https://sydneyuniversitypress.com.au/products/182526
Robin Eames received a postgraduate progression scholarship.
Students from HSTY 3902: History Beyond the Classroom have also been making waves over the holidays. Check out what the Women’s Library in Newtown had to say about the work of Alice Tompson, who is doing Honours this year: https://thewomenslibrary.org.au/uncovering-our-past/ and see some of her work at https://www.instagram.com/thewomenslibrary/ All of the student blogposts about their work can be found at https://historymatters.sydney.edu.au/
And, another of our partner organisations in History Beyond the Classroom – the Sydney Jewish Museum – has featured the work of our students on its blogsite: https://sydneyjewishmuseum.com.au/news/history-beyond-the-university-classroom/
Andres Rodriguez was awarded a 2023 Asia Study Grant to do research at the National Library of Australia for four weeks using Chinese language materials for his new project on China’s Burma Road (1937-1945) https://www.nla.gov.au/stories/news/2022/announcing-2023-asia-study-grant-recipients
Read About Andres Rodriguez’s new book, in a special article called “China’s Anxious Frontier: Fieldworkers on China’s Borders in the Early Twentieth Century,” in our SoH Magazine https://indd.adobe.com/view/9eafd712-4524-4661-b5df-740b30ffb3de
Both David Brophy and Marco Duranti will feature in upcoming Webinar Wednesdays for Years 10-12. See https://www.sydney.edu.au/study/events-for-prospective-students/undergraduate.html
Finally, Clair Sole, a History student who recently finished her BA Advanced degree (and who most of you know already!), received a 95 for her 4thYear Individual Project for creating a History and Social Inclusion High School Program DET Grant Application based on her own field research, and also secured a full-time continuous job with SoH on the 6th floor!