Volume 7 Number 1 marks a new chapter in the journey of History in the Making and the first edition overseen by our new committee. Focusing on social history, this edition showcases work from a wide variety of students across Australia. With diverse topics from the activism of Martin Sharp to the venereal disease crises of World War One, this volume highlights the diverse talents and well-developed skills of each student.
This volume is a promising start to the year and a promising start to the new committee’s tenure.
Civilian Women and War Trauma in World War I Britain by Liz Heffernan
Human Rights: Act of Idealism or Pragmatism? The Curious Case of Ramon Colon and the New York State Division of Human Rights by Mathew Kelleher
The Cotton Club: How Black Performers Faced and Confronted Oppression by Wesley Lai
‘Did you Buy It, or Was It a Gift?’: The Venereal Disease Crises of World War I by Eva Moretti
Martin Sharp, Heritage Activist. by Alvine Mulligan
Silence in Australian Folkore: The 1804 Escape Attempt From Castle Hill and Why the Irish are Silentby Mark Pashley-Partridge
The journal committee would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone involved in producing Volume 7. In particular, we’d like to thank Isobelle Barrett Meyering and Matthew Varley who not only trusted us to take over the journal, but provided immeasurable support and advice.
To our authors, thank you for your hard work in not only submitting your pieces but working with our team to develop your research. We hope you have found the process as fulfilling as we have.
To our peer reviewers and our editors, thank you for your diligence and perseverance in developing these pieces. Your contributions to the journal are invaluable.
-History in the Making Journal Committee