On Saturday 20 August, we closed out the Working History conference in style, with the launch of the fifth edition of Circa: The Journal of Professional Historians.
As always, this edition comprises articles and reviews that represent the diverse work of professional historians across Australia. The eleven articles and seven book reviews cover a broad range of topics, from reflections on the centenary of ANZAC to a series of children's books about Australian history. As in previous editions, articles are grouped within the categories of Explorations, Discoveries and Reflections. A new section, Practices, has also been introduced. Articles in this category are not peer-reviewed but provide useful, relevant articles discussing issues that arise in our everyday practice.
The launch included the awarding of prizes and commendations. Congratulations to Karin Derkely from PHA (Vic) whose Discoveries piece 'Suburban Activist' was awarded the prize for best article, and to Caroline Cosgrove and Samantha Leah, whose articles were highly commended.
Congratulations and huge thanks are due to Circa Editor Sophie Church and the Editorial Board for all their hard work to produce this edition.
Financial support provided by Professional Historians Australia for the printing and distribution of Circa ensures that all accredited professional historians in Australia receive a copy of the journal. If you were not able to collect a copy at the launch, you will receive one in your letterbox shortly. The journal is also distributed to state and territory libraries and a range of archives for public access.
Copies of Circa can be purchased through PHA (Vic) for $25 including postage. Please contact us if you would like to purchase a copy.