Launch of ‘Writing Slavery into Biography: Australian Legacies of British Slavery’

Launch of  ‘Writing Slavery into Biography: Australian Legacies of British Slavery’, Australian Journal of Biography and History, No 6 2022 (ANU Press)

This special issue of Australian Journal of Biography and History, ‘Writing Slavery into Biography: Australian Legacies of British Slavery’, uses biographical approaches to explore how British slavery shaped the Australian colonies. It is the first stand-alone journal issue to feature an emerging body of historical work tracing the movement of people, investment and ideas from the Caribbean to Australia. Seven refereed articles and a roundtable discussion show how investment, imperial aspiration and migration turned towards Britain's ‘Second Empire’ in the aftermath of the Slavery Abolition Act 1833.

Speakers:

The volume will be launched by Professor Emerita Ann Curthoys (Australian National University).

Speakers include Professor Catherine Hall (University College London), Professor Jane Lydon (University of Western Australia), Professor Zoë Laidlaw (University of Melbourne), and Professor Paul Arthur (Edith Cowan University).

Contacts:
Malcolm Allbrook (Malcolm.Allbrook@anu.edu.au); Georgina Arnott (Georgina.Arnott@unimelb.edu.au)

This event will be held both in-person and online via Zoom.
Zoom details will be provided a few days prior to the event start date.

Date & time

Tue 26 Jul 2022, 6–7.30pm

Location

Auditorium, Level 1, RSSS building, 146 Ellery Crescent, Acton, ACT 2601

Speakers

Professor Emerita Ann Curthoys (ANU)
Professor Catherine Hall (UCL)
Professor Jane Lydon (UWA)
Professor Zoë Laidlaw (UB)
Professor Paul Arthur (ECU)

School/Centre

National Centre of Biography

Contacts

Malcolm Allbrook

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