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 »

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 »

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 »

MHJ Open Access LIVE

MHJ has launched its open access programme. To celebrate past Australian graduate historical work and to make our back issues available to a greater number of people, MHJ issues older than two years are now available online for free at the MHJ Journal System.

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Volume 46 Call for Papers

    The MHJ is calling for papers for its latest edition: “Boundaries & Bodies” Volume 46 (2018) History has often been organised around notions of fixed boundaries and borders. Conflict, community, ideology and memory have been defined in these terms. Historians have increasingly worked to interrogate our assumptions and break down these categories that were once… Read more »

  • Greg Dening Memorial Prize 2016

    Congratulations to Toby Nash, winner of the 2016 Greg Dening Memorial Prize! Established in 2009, the prize is offered to honour the work and ideas of Professor Greg Dening. The Greg Dening Memorial Prize is awarded to the graduate article submitted to the Melbourne Historical Journal which best engages with the broad themes and methodologies… Read more »

  • CFP / ‘Contested Space’ / Melbourne History Journal Vol. 45

    [CFP DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 14!] The Melbourne Historical Journal Collective is excited to invite contributions to volume 45 (2017) of the Melbourne Historical Journal (MHJ). Published since 1961, the MHJ is a refereed journal for the publication of postgraduate research in all aspects of history. The world around us is shaped by historical conflict and change. Contests over… Read more »

  • 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 »