History Program Research Seminars

Semester 2, 2017

Fridays, 12-1pm, Faculty Seminar Room
(Room E561, Menzies Building, 20 Chancellors Walk, Clayton campus)

Aug 4 Tim Verhoeven

Michael Hau

The Flamidien Affair: Crime, Religion and Masculinity in fin-de-siècle France

The Dialectic of Medical Enlightenment. The German Alcohol Lobby and Public Hygiene, 1910-1925

Aug 11 Clare Corbould African Americans Rethink the American Revolution: The Politics of Memory in a Conservative Age
Aug 18 David Howell
Harvard University
How Green Was My Night Soil: Thinking with Excrement about Nineteenth-Century Japan
Aug 25 Paula Michaels Gender and Trauma, East and West
Sept 1 Andreas Stucki
Sydney University
Civilian Concentration and Administrative Colonial Internment in the Spanish and Portuguese Empires, 1868-1975
Sept 8 Kate McGregor
Melbourne University
Researching the Indonesian So-called ‘Comfort Women’ during the Japanese Occupation of the Netherlands East Indies: Between the Archives and Testimonial Accounts
Sept 15 Ruth Balint
The politics of the displaced family in the refugee regime of postwar Europe.
Sept 22 Leonie Stevens Re-Presenting the Flinders Island Chronicle
Oct 13 Al Thomson Indexing Emotion: Finding, Hearing and Comprehending Emotional States in Australian Life Histories
Oct 20 Carolyn James “Easier than baking a cake over a fire in the middle of summer”. Isabella d’Este and the duty to procreate.


Semester 1, 2017

March 10

Abe de Jong, Erasmus University Trick Nor Treat: The VOC Insurance Contract of 1613
March 17 David Garrioch Why Didn’t Paris Burn (In the 17th and 18th Centuries)?
March 31 Nicholas Doumanis, UNSW The Mediterranean in the Making: Geography, Mobility, and Identities
April 7 Christina Twomey The Emergence of the Concentration Camp in the Late Nineteenth Century
May 5 Library Seminar
Jonathan Davies, Warwick
May 19 Zora Simic, UNSW Historicising a ‘National Disgrace’: Towards a Feminist History of Domestic Violence in Australia, 1788-Present
May 26 Avril Alba, Sydney University A Failure of Memory? Revisiting the Demidenko/ Darville Debate