School of Arts


Writing for academic publications with Professor Katie Holmes

Thursday 14 February 2019

SMB Campus - Barry Room
Gippsland Campus - 5N158 (To be hosted at the SMB Campus with video conference to Gippsland)

11.00am - 3.30pm

RSVP on the eventbrite page by Tuesday 5 February 2019.

Join us for a coffee at the Workshop Cafe from 10:15am before we head over to the Barry Room.

CRCAH is delighted to offer its postgraduate students the opportunity to attend a "Writing for Academic Publication Workshop" presented by Professor Katie Holmes. Professor Holmes is the Director, Centre for the Study of the Inland, at La Trobe University and is the Chair of the Board of Australian Historical Studies.

This hands-on workshop will help you understand how to transform your research into work of a publishable standard. Dependent on the needs of the attendees, the workshop will discuss the requirements of academic articles, how to respond to a journal's objectives, submission processes and how to write an effective article abstract.

Vale: mourning, remembrance and Spiritualism in Bendigo 1851 - 1901

Post Office Gallery

51-67 Pall Mall, Bendigo VIC 3550

13 Dec 18 - 31 Mar 19


Dr David Waldron will be launching the Bendigo Post Office Gallery Exhibition on 31 January 2019. RSVP for the launch by Friday 25 January -

The business of death – that is, the protocols for managing human death, as well as its associated rituals and practices – has been a part of civic life in Bendigo since the city’s earliest days. Items such as the roughly hewn travelling tool case once used by Heathcote undertaker William Perry in the 1870s offer a glimpse into the necessary practicalities of this ubiquitous, but unseen, profession.

While the denominated sections drawn into the plans of Bendigo’s cemeteries indicate the diversity of faiths observed within the city’s population, they also echo social segregations in the community linked to belief systems and culture. From the 1880s through to the 1920s, interest in the study of comparative religion, philosophy and science found proponents in Bendigo and central Victoria via the mystical philosophies of the modern theosophical movement. The 700 page tome ‘The Evidences of Spiritualism: Lectures, Addresses and Record of The Spiritual Phenomena’ was published in 1882 by Bendigo pioneer and Member for Sandhurst in the Legislative Assembly, W. D. C. Denovan, and demonstrates that the spiritualist movement of this period was embraced and forged by leaders in the community. Spiritualist folk practices and superstitious and occult rituals that denote a belief in the spirit world, ‘magical thinking’, or the belief in a causal relationship between personal actions and events, also may be observed throughout Bendigo’s social history.

Vale: mourning, remembrance and Spiritualism in Bendigo explores a subject still often regarded as taboo, yet remains a universal human experience.

CRCAH and Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR)

Australian Legacies of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights - seventy years on
10 December 2018

10.00am - 3.00pm
Federation University Australia City Innovation and Technology Park, SMB City Campus
Lydiard St South, Ballarat

To mark the seventieth anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, join community advocates, researchers and legal professionals in discussing and planning for a future that honours the legacies of human rights.

RSVP essential. Follow this link for further information and to book your place.
Free event