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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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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 »

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MHJ vol. 45 Contested Spaces Available

Melbourne Historical Journal is pleased to announce:    Volume 45 (2017) Contested Spaces The world around us is shaped by historical conflict and change. Contests over identity, memory and material relations play out not only in time but also across multiple scales of space. ‘Space’ in this context can encompass geographical, social, cultural, economic, political, and religious environments; from the global to the local scale. Present-day controversies over the… Read more »

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MHJ vol. 44 Intersections & Disconnections

Melbourne Historical Journal  44 (2016) Intersections & Disconnections   History has long been understood as more than a series of linear events and might be represented as intersections and disconnections of time and space. The writings of anthropologist Clifford Geertz and historian Greg Dening, in particular, have influenced scholars to consider history as a complex web… Read more »