Symposium: Film in the Colony

CFP deadline: Saturday 25 March 2017 13–14 July 2017, Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision, Wellington, New Zealand The early decades of cinema (1890s to 1940s) coincide with the late colonial periods of three southern-hemisphere British colonies: New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. In each colony films were made about indigenous peoples, and their relationships with Read more …

Colonial Formations: Connections and Collisions

Keynote speakers: Professor Clare Anderson, University of Leicester Professor Jane Lydon, University of Western Australia Dr Alice Te Punga Somerville, Macquarie University Dr Virginia Marshall, University of Wollongong This conference will explore colonial formations from a range of historical, contemporary and interdisciplinary perspectives. In particular it seeks to foreground the local and regional particularities of Read more …

Workshop: ‘Figuring Worlds: Engaging the Environmental Humanities’

This workshop will focus on four precirculated papers by two international visitors: Professor Joni Adamson (ASU) and Professor Elizabeth DeLoughrey (UCLA). Working across oceanic and desert landscapes, they explore the legacies and ongoing realities of colonialism and diverse forms of environmental destruction. The workshop will begin with two invited responses to these readings from Professor Read more …

CFP: ‘The First Wave: Exploring Early Coastal Contact History in Australia’

Gillian Dooley and Danielle Clode, the editors of this collection, invite contributions of original research and creative work on the dynamics of early encounters between the European maritime explorers who first visited the bays and beaches of Australia and the inhabitants of the country, from all perspectives. We are particularly interested in the ways these Read more …