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March 2021

Aotearoa New Zealand Gender History Seminar

17 March @ 12.00 pm - 1.00 pm

Speakers: Pauline Martens, ‘The history of fatherhood in Otago, 1840-1914' and Rachel Tombs, ‘An end to Spousal Immunity: Rape Law Reform in 1980s New Zealand.’ Zoom details Further information

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‘James Stirling, first governor of Western Australia and imperial investor,’ Georgina Arnott: Writing Slavery into Australian History Seminar Series  

18 March @ 12.00 pm - 3.00 pm

This seminar will ask in what ways does the intergenerational biographical method expand and enliven, or alternatively risk reducing, our understanding of the legacies of British slavery in the Australian settler colonies?   Zoom registration   Further series information  

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‘James Stirling, first governor of Western Australia and imperial investor,’ Georgina Arnott: Writing Slavery into Australian History Seminar Series 

18 March @ 12.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Zoom registration This seminar will ask in what ways does the intergenerational biographical method expand and enliven, or alternatively risk reducing, our understanding of the legacies of British slavery in the Australian settler colonies? Further information

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These raving maniacs”: Gender, Ethnicity, and the Irish in Canadian Colonial Lunatic Asylums, 1832-1868

23 March @ 12.00 pm - 1.00 pm

Melbourne Irish Studies Seminar Series - Online  Melbourne Irish Studies Seminar Series - ONLINE  Prof. Jane McGaughey, Johnson Chair in Québec and Canadian Irish Studies, Concordia University, Canada. ABSTRACT  In 1852, Grace Marks was sent from Kingston Penitentiary to the Provincial Lunatic Asylum in Toronto.  Nine years earlier, at the age of sixteen, she had received a commuted death sentence for the murders of Thomas Kinnear and Nancy Montgomery.  Marks, born near Belfast, was the most infamous female patient in Toronto’s asylum, although she was hardly the only Irish woman confined…

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‘”These Raving Maniacs”: Gender, Ethnicity and the Irish in Canadian Colonial Lunatic Asylums, 1832-1868′, by Jane McGaughey

23 March @ 12.00 pm - 1.00 pm

Melbourne Irish Studies Seminar Series Drawing on asylum admission records, case files, annual reports, casebooks, and administrative letters, this paper investigates how being Irish affected the medical treatment offered in Canadian colonial lunatic asylums and the gendered significance these medical determinations had on beliefs about the Irish before Canadian Confederation in 1867. Further information

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Family History 2021: More than a story

24 March @ 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm

The Family History program at the University of Tasmania is proud to launch our webinar series, Family History 2021: More than a Story. This year historians, writers and artists will join us to talk about how family history has guided and informed their research and creative work. Our first webinar features Professor Victoria Haskins in conversation with Ms Kath Apma Travis Penangke. Ms Travis is re-authoring the archives of her First Nations ancestors and their multi-generational history of child removal.…

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Family History 2021: More than a Story – Professor Victoria Haskins in conversation with Ms Kath Apma Travis Penangke.

24 March @ 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm

Family History 2021: More than a Story The Family History program at the University of Tasmania is proud to launch their webinar series, Family History 2021: More than a Story. This year historians, writers and artists will join us to talk about how family history has guided and informed their research and creative work. The first webinar features Professor Victoria Haskins in conversation with Ms Kath Apma Travis Penangke. Ms Travis is re-authoring the archives of her First Nations ancestors…

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‘Echoes of slavery in the colonisation of Western Australia’s north,’ by Malcolm Allbrook

25 March @ 12.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Writing Slavery into Australian History Seminar Series Zoom registration Further information

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April 2021

‘National Biographies and Transnational Lives: Legacies of British Slavery across the Empire,’ Zoe Laidlaw and Georgina Arnott

1 April @ 12.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Writing Slavery into Australian History Seminar Series   This seminar explores dictionaries of biography as sites for the mutual constitution of individual and national (or colonial) identities. Alongside a consideration of how slavery and the slavery business feature in the Australian Dictionary of Biography and the Biographical Dictionary of Western Australians, it explores how Britain and its other settler colonies remembered, forgot, or suppressed, the legacies of British slavery in their national biographical dictionaries. Zoom registration   Further information  

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History Matters: Community History 

7 April @ 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm

In this online session, three speakers discuss the production of histories that inspire communities to reconsider and reconnect with their past in creative and meaningful ways. These innovative storytellers consider how community histories can utilise a range of media, including photography, oral history and geo-locative mobile apps, to construct powerful insights into a particular time and place.   Further information 

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