Masters and Servants: Cultures of Empire in the Tropics

Claire Lowrie’s Masters and Servants: Cultures of Empire in the Tropics (Studies in Imperialism Series, Manchester University Press) will be launched by Ann Curthoys. Professor Curthoys will deliver a lecture ‘Looking for gender? Writing Aboriginal-settler relations into Australian political history‘, prior to the launch. RSVP Alice Knaggs by 10 June 2016.

Looking for gender? Writing Aboriginal-settler relations into Australian political history

Presented by Professor Ann Curthoys, University of Sydney When writing colonial political history, most of the time, the historical actors we consider are male. Whether they are Indigenous leaders or pastoral labourers, missionaries, pastoralists, convicts, free immigrants, British officials, or intellectuals debating questions of Aboriginal policy and colonial governance, they are usually men. Women are Read more …

AHA member wins Berkshire Conference Article Prize

Frances M. Clarke and Rebecca Jo Plant have won the Berkshire Conference Article Prize for the best article published on women, gender or sexuality. The winning article was ‘“The Crowning Insult”: Federal Segregation and the Gold Star Mother and Widow Pilgrimages of the Early 1930s’, Journal of American History 102: 2 (September 2015).

Learning Femininity in Colonial India, 1820–1923

Tim Allender’s Learning Femininity in Colonial India, 1820–1923 (Manchester University Press) uses a broad framework to examine the many life experiences of women living in colonial India and how their position changed, both personally and professionally, over this long period of study. Drawing on a rich documentary record from archives in the United Kingdom, India, Read more …

Masters and Servants: Cultures of Empire in the Tropics

Claire Lowrie’s Masters and Servants: Cultures of Empire in the Tropics (Studies in Imperialism Series, Manchester University Press) explores the politics of colonial mastery and domestic servitude in the neighbouring British colonies of Singapore and Darwin and illustrates the centrality of the domestic realm to the colonial project. It is the first comparative history of Read more …