History in the Making Vol. 4, No. 1 was launched today. Our latest issue features six articles by undergraduate and postgraduate history students from across the country. Released on the centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign, this issue includes a special themed section on war and memorialisation. Jackie Lobban unpacks the complex depictions of the Anzac legend in children’s literature, while Emily Gallagher examines representations of wartime atrocities during the First World War. Closer to home, Patrick White explores discourses of post-war, home-front defence in relation to Townsville’s military base. Meanwhile, as part of a wider examination of Australian memorialisation trends since the mid-nineteenth century, Elizabeth Morgan reflects on the impact of war on cemetery structures in Albury, NSW.
The remaining two articles published in this issue of History in the Making reflect the dynamic and disparate fields of academic history studied by Australian tertiary students. Matthew Firth discusses the practice of convict flogging in early colonial Australia, while Melissa Laughton investigates the portrayal of history in film.
We hope you enjoy this edition of History in the Making.
Call for Papers Submissions are currently open for the next issue of our journal, which will be launched in Semester 2, 2015. We welcome submissions from all undergraduate and postgraduate students currently enrolled at an Australian university. The deadline for the next edition is Monday, 5 June 2015.
Get Involved! History students at all levels can get involved with the production of our journal:
- Become a reviewer: if you are an honours or postgraduate student, you can apply to become a reviewer. To find out more go to https://journal.historyitm.org/how-to-apply or email
- Write for our blog: any history student may submit entries to our blog. Blog posts must be between 200 and 500 words long and deal with any aspect of history or historical research. Potential topics include: book reviews, conference summaries, research tips, stories from the archives or historical anecdotes. To make a submission or find out more, email
- Join the editorial collective: if you are interested in helping to run the journal, email