The event and the ASSLH
's contribution will be addressed at the next meeting of the Federal Executive.
The judges are the President of the ASSLH
and the Editor of Labour History.
There were a few changes to the composition of the ASSLH
Federal Executive in 2011.
(31) Gollan, Shields and Fry were instrumental in setting up the ASSLH; Fry and John Merritt, an ANU PhD graduate who later joined History in the Faculty of Arts (successor to the School of General Studies), provided it with national leadership until the mid-1980s.
The initial stimulus for the ASSLH's formation, moreover, came from a 1960 visit to the ANU of the British labour and social historian, Asa Briggs, who had recently helped found the Society for the Study of Labour History (SSLH) in Britain.
Greg, I am sure that I speak for everyone on the ASSLH
Federal Executive, the Editorial Board and the Editorial Working Party in confessing to a degree of trepidation about your decision to step down from the editor's position after such a long and illustrious innings.
I talked often with Jim Garvey and discussed the ASSLH with him when it was being formed.
Following the formal foundation of the ASSLH on a motion by Eric Fry, seconded by Don Rawson, Bob Gollan was nominated and elected President.
The Adelaide Branch of ASSLH
will have a membership booth at this event.
In her closing comments, federal secretary of ASSLH
, Nikola Balnave pointed out that conferences are essential in sustaining and invigorating the community of labour historians.
The Eric Fry Labour History Research Grant: The Canberra Region Branch of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History (ASSLH
) and the National Institute for Social Sciences and Law (NISSL) at the Australian National University (ANU) invite honours and postgraduate students to apply for a $1,000 grant to do research at the Noel Butlin Archives Centre (NBAC), based at the ANU in Canberra.
Hosted by the Canberra branch of the Australia Society for the Study of Labour History (ASSLH
), in association with the National Centre of Biography, and held at the Manning Clark Centre at the Australian National University (ANU), it was a fitting homecoming for the Society on its 50th anniversary A tour of Canberra led by Sigrid McCausland, Rosemary Webb, Peter Ellett and Bill Thompson headed a full and enjoyable conference--a highlight of which was the celebration and awarding of a certificate of appreciation to John Merritt, a veteran founder of ASSLH