Special issue of Australian Journal of Biography and History, 'Writing Slavery intoBiography: Australian Legacies of British Slavery'
Shakespear Hamilton: Sandy McGhie and Xavier Reader,” Shakespear Hamilton,” People Australia, National Centre of Biography: Australian National University (2022): https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/hamilton-shakespear-32807
Maria Schaw: Sandy McGhie and Xavier Reader, “Maria Susan Schaw,” People Australia, National Centre of Biography: Australian National University (2022): https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/schaw-maria-susan-32769
George William Mangles: Sandy McGhie and Xavier Reader, “George William Mangles,” People Australia, National Centre of Biography: Australian National University (2022): https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/mangles-george-william-32768#_edn21
Edward William Butcher: Sandy McGhie and Xavier Reader, “Edward William Butcher,” People Australia, National Centre of Biography: Australian National University (2022): https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/butcher-edward-william-32694
Peter Pegus: Xavier Reader, Georgina Arnott, Jane Lydon and Zoë Laidlaw, “Peter Pegus,” People Australia, National Centre of Biography: Australian National University (2022): https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/pegus-peter-32630
Alan Lester, Deny and Disavow: Distancing Britain's Imperial Past in the Culture Wars, SunRise Press, 2022: https://www.sunpub.info/deny-and-disavow
Georgina Arnott, 'James Stirling (1791 - 1865), enslavement and Western Australia', 14 February 2022, Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slavery blog, https://lbsatucl.wordpress.com/ Georgina Arnott, 'Linger With the Voids', a review of Black Ghost of Empire by Kris Manjapra, Australian Book Review, pp 27 - 29
We congratulate Georgina on her appointment as Assistant Editor at the Australian Book Review, and thank her for important contribtution to the WALBS project from 2020-2022.
'Australian Legacies of British Slavery', Coburg Historical Society and Moreland Libraries, 19 October 2022.
'Capital, Agents and Absentees: Legacies of British Slavery in the Port Phillip District, Paper presented to From Slavery to Colonisation: Land and Labour Symposium, 30 November 2022.
The Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne, supported Ge Tang and Canaan Zengyu Lan as interns in the Digital Studio, under Zoë Laidlaw's supervision. The project, 'Victorian Legacies of British Slavery' compared Caribbean estate names from the LBS database with Victorian pastoral property names derived from Billis and Kenyon’s 1932 Pastoral Pioneers of the Port Phillip District. The next phase of this work will involve plotting the interns' findings on the TLCMap. See https://arts.unimelb.edu.au/research/digital-studio/projects
Melbourne-Manchester Joint PhD Opportunities
Two Cookson Scholars will be appointed to work with Dr Zoë Laidlaw (Melbourne) and Dr Edmond Smith (Manchester) on PhD projects hosted jointly by the Universities of Melbourne and Manchester. The two PhD projects are 'From Plantation Slavery to Imperial Labour: Exploiting Workers in Britain, India and Australia' (applications close 17 March 2023) and 'From Slavery to Settler Colonisation: Atlantic Capital and the Colonisation of the Port Philip District' (applications close 1 November 2023). For further details see https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/golden/melbourne/
Arthur, Paul Longley, and Isabel Smith. “Biographical Research and Digital Mapping.” In Biographical Data in a Digital World 2022. CEUR Workshop Proceedings.
Arthur, Paul Longley, and Isabel Smith. “Human Journeys in the Digital Age: Advances and Challenges in Digital Historical Migration Studies.” Frontiers in Human Dynamics 4 (2022). https://doi.org/10.3389/fhumd.2022.915978
Arthur, Paul Longley, and Isabel Smith. “Exhibiting Slavery: Biographical Approaches,” Australian Journal of Biography and History no. 6 (2022): 171–88. http://doi.org/10.22459/AJBH.06.2022
Arthur, Paul Longley, Isabel Smith, and Lydia Hearn. “Crowdsourcing in Museums: The Power of Community Engagement.” Paper presented at the 5th World Conference on Social Sciences, Berlin, Germany, December 2022.
Arthur, Paul Longley. “Directions in Humanities Research Infrastructure.” Invited paper presented at the Mapping Culture and History workshop, NUSpace, University of Newcastle, Australia, November 2022.
Arthur, Paul Longley, and Isabel Smith. “Digital Historical Migration Studies and the Time-Layered Cultural Map.” Invited seminar presented at the Department of Cultural Sciences, Linnaeus University, Sweden, October 2022.
Arthur, Paul Longley, and Isabel Smith. “Virtual Exhibitions on Slavery: New Approaches in Digital Storytelling.” Paper presented in the Research Centre for Arts, Communication, Design & Culture seminar series, School of Arts and Humanities, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia, August 2022
Arthur, Paul Longley, and Isabel Smith. “Mapping Biography and Influence: The Time-Layered Cultural Map of Australia.” Paper presented for the Biographical Data in a Digital World 2022 workshop at Digital Humanities 2022, the annual conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations, University of Tokyo, Japan, July 2022.
Arthur, Paul Longley, Isabel Smith, and Lydia Hearn. “Bringing the Past into the Present: Representing the Forced Migration of Slavery in Contemporary Exhibitions.” Paper presented at Migration and Time: Temporalities of Mobility, Governance, and Resistance, the 19th annual IMISCOE (International Migration Research Network) conference, Oslo, Norway, June-July 2022.
Arthur, Paul Longley, and Isabel Smith. “Exhibiting Slavery: Biographical Approaches.” Paper presented at Life-Writing: Imagining the Past, Present and Future, the 12th Biennial World Conference of the Auto/Biography Association (IABA), University of Turku, Finland, June 2022. https://iabaturku2022.net