Spotlight on History Forum

Event details


Date & time

Thursday 01 November 2018


Hedley Bull Seminar Room 3


Christine Winter


Judith Pabian

This Forum aims to open lively conversations about issues of perpetual concern to Higher Degree Research and Early Career academics in History and related disciplines. It is a keynote-led, participatory event. Places are limited so register early.

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Participants will be asked to submit a 50-word synopsis of your current or proposed research by Friday 26th October.

Keynote Speaker/Participant: Associate Professor Christine Winter

Christine Winter, Matthew Flinders Fellow in History, Flinders University is a historian whose work connects the Pacific with Australia and German speaking Europe. She has published widely on WWI, WWII and the interwar years. Most recently she has published a volume on New Guinea and WWI together with Barry Craig and Ron Vanderwal: War Trophies or curios? You can read or download most of her publications for free at

Professor Winter began her doctoral studies in Germany before changing countries and PhD focus and worked in various research assistance and editing posts during and following her studies. She completed her PhD under Professor Hank Nelson in the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies. She has held several Postdocs and and during her ARC Future Fellowship she won the Matthew Flinders Fellowship.


9-9.30: Registration, tea/coffee and welcome by Janelle Stevenson, HDR Convenor, CHL.

9.30-10.30 Session 1: Keynote presentation: Associate Professor Christine Winter, “Mourning the Dead”. Includes 15-20 minutes open discussion.

10.30-11.30 Session 2: Academic Career Trajectory? Discussion led by Christine Winter followed by discussion with recent HDR graduates and ECRs.

11.30 Morning tea: 15 mins

11.45-12.45 Session 3: Publishing stories: Professor Tessa Morris-Suzuki, A/Professor Christine Winter lead a discussion that covers: Reading reader reports; Choosing your journal; Publishing your doctoral research.

12.45 -1.30 Lunch:

1.30-2.30 Session 4: Funding your Research. Lina Koleilat talks about the twists and turns of applying for her Endeavour Scholarship. Followed by discussion with HDRs and ECRs.

2.30-3.30 Session 5: Ethics and Culture in fieldwork and publishing. ARC DECRA Fellow, Dr Elisa Nesossi opens the conversation with experiences about the ethics and dangers of researching contentious issues in tricky political environments.

3.30 -3.45 Afternoon tea

3.45-5.00 Final session: Your future history – write 20 words about your bold vision for your post-PhD future.

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