Fringe Histories 2023 – Call for blog posts

We are calling for Fringe Histories Project blog posts on the Hunter Living Histories website.

Photograph of group of mental health nurses, includes Rosa May Jakeman, at Gladeville Hospital in Sydney, circa 1890s [Source]
We are inviting students, alumni, and academics to use Special Collections resources and contribute blog posts on themes reflecting diversity, our marginalised communities and lost histories on the fringe of research.

Some of our research and resources are available online at the Living Histories digital repository and Hunter Living Histories.

Each month, we will choose two blog posts relating to the themes below. We are particularly interested in publishing work from our post-graduate students who have engaged with Special Collections resources at the University of Newcastle Library. We will also accept submissions from post-graduate students from other institutions.

Themes for 2023:

  • February – Women’s History
  • March – LGBTQ+ History & Society
  • April – Migrant History & Society
  • May – Medical Histories
  • June – Environmental History & Society
  • July – Celebrating NAIDOC Week
  • August – Disability History
  • September – History Week 2023 ‘Voices from the Past’
  • October – Mental Health History
  • November – Deep Histories

You can view past contributions to the Fringe Histories project here and find last year’s contributions here.

Submissions due COB last Friday of each month, send to

Other resources

Post co-created with Chelsea Morris-Barker (WIL student, University of Newcastle)

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