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