Melbourne Historians of Asia – ‘Spring and Autumn’ Meeting

You are warmly invited to a meeting for historians of Asia at  Monash University on Friday June 3, 10am – 12pm (followed by lunch) at Japanese Studies Centre Auditorium (Building 12 Ancora Imparo Way). Preliminary details attached. More detailed program to follow.

The meeting centres on the theme, Asian History as Global History: Challenges and Opportunities in Asian History Education in Australia. It invites discussion on education in Asian Studies generally in Australian universities, and on education in Asian history specifically, including the integration of language and discipline-specific skills in our respective degrees. Please indicate specific areas of interest or contributions to

RSVP by 27 May (with information on Dietary needs) to

For more information, contact Shan Windscript at


Upcoming Memory events at the University of Melbourne

Following the success of an international workshop in November 2015 on ‘Emotions and Memory: Humiliation and Dignity in Asian, Australian and European Memories of Violence’, in late-May this year several events will be held in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne. These events seek to extend our comparison of national practices of remembering violent pasts through a focus on the emotions linked to humiliation and dignity, and the ways in which these are used for political and identity-making purposes. The events this year are centred around the visit of Professor Yasmin Saikia from Arizona State University; and are supported by the History and Memory Research Hub, the Asia History Hub, the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, and the Australia India Institute.

Thursday 26 May: SHAPS Public Lecture – ‘Nation, Neighbours and Humanity’, delivered by Professor Yasmin Saikia (RSVP at

Friday 27 May: Papers and Discussion – ‘Private Lives, National Memory’ (RSVP with Hannah Loney at

Monday 30 May: Graduate Masterclass – ‘Freedom, Human Rights and the State’ with Professor Yasmin Saikia (RSVP with Shan Windscript at

Tuesday 31 May: Postgraduate Student Consultations – Professor Yasmin Saikia (RSVP with Shan Windscript at


For more information, please contact Hannah Loney ( or Shan Windscript (