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Narratives and Power: MHJ’s Response to the Changing Stakes for Postgraduate Journals

In this blog post, Jessie Matheson and Stephen Jakubowicz discuss the role of the Melbourne Historical Journal today in the face of current changes to higher education. Specifically, they look at how postgraduate journals must evolve to respond to the issues facing Australian universities today, and why potential contributors should consider submitting to a journal… Read more »

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MHJ Volume 46 (2018): Boundaries & Bodies

Melbourne Historical Journal is pleased to announce the release of its 46th volume: In Volume 46 of the Melbourne Historical Journal we asked authors to speak to the themes of ‘Boundaries and Bodies’. Recent global trends in historiography, as well as wider political shifts, have raised provoking questions surrounding subjectivity, the self and belonging across… Read more »

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Greg Dening Prize 2018

The MHJ is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2018 Greg Dening Prize is Nathaniel Cutter. Nat won the prize for his paper entitled ‘Turks, Moors, Deys and Kingdoms: North African Diversity in the Stuart Periodical Press’, which will be published in the 2019 issue of the Melbourne Historical Journal. His PhD project… Read more »

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Melbourne Historical Journal Volume 47 (2019): ‘Narratives & Power’ Call for Papers

UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 29 JULY, 2019 As a discipline, history occupies the intersection between institutional knowledge production and everyday practices of storytelling and meaning-making. Across time and places, narrating the past has been central to processes of understanding selves, identities, and societies. As historians, we locate and interact with historical sources in various forms… Read more »