Conference to rethink Australian colonialism

Revamp inspired by Yagan
July 11, 2018
Australian Frontier Conflicts: 1839 letter reveals violence in colonial Melbourne
July 18, 2018

H. Calvert, ‘A Deadly Encounter’, 1870s. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales. (Picture digitally coloured).

The University of Melbourne has called for papers by Friday 3 August 2018 for “Colonialism and its Narratives: rethinking the colonial archive in Australia conference” to be held on 10–11 December 2018. Among the many topics listed for potential coverage are: Militant colonialism and frontier violence, Indigenous dispossession and resistance, Colonial racism, its histories and legacies, Settler and Indigenous governance, and Colonialism today. Abstracts for papers are due on Friday 3 August 2018. Confirmed Keynote Speakers include: Professor Tim Bonyhady, Director Centre for Law, Arts and the Humanities, ANU; Associate Professor, Penny Edmonds, UTAS; Bruce Pascoe, author of Convincing Ground: Learning to Fall in Love with Your Country and Dark Emu–Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident?; and Professor Lynette Russell, Director of the Monash Indigenous Studies Centre, Monash University, Melbourne. 

Read more about submitting papers, the list of proposed topics and how to register at: https://arts.unimelb.edu.au/e/colonialism-and-its-narratives#call-for-papers