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Professor Lyndall Ryan

Conjoint Professor

School of Humanities and Social Science (History)

Behind masked massacres

The story of Professor Lyndall Ryan from Newcastle's Centre for the History of Violence began in her mid twenties when she was knee deep in archives in Hobart - a "historian's delight" in her words - documenting the history of Tasmania's convict system.

Professor Lyndall Ryan"I was a research assistant at the time for Professor Manning Clark at the Australian National University in Canberra. He was working on Volume 2 of his six volume History of Australia and dispatched me to Hobart for six weeks, to uncover details of Governor Arthur's policies.

It was during this six-week sojourn that the archivist showed her the 18 volumes of letters and reports on Tasmania's Black War in the 1820s. He then suggested that if she were considering postgraduate study they would make a wonderful topic.

"This really whet my appetite. I kept coming back to the idea time and time again, and then decided to follow through with the archivist's proposal."

This decision was a pivotal moment, carving Lyndall's path for the next 40 years as a leading academic on Aboriginal, Australian and Feminist history.

"People had assumed that Tasmanian Aboriginals had died out but what we discovered was that in fact, they were well and truly alive."

Following her thesis research, Lyndall published her first book in 1981 called The Aboriginal Tasmanians, which documented the extraordinary and dramatic history of Tasmanian Aborigines from first colonisation to the present.

As an Australian historian, Lyndall says she is bestowed with a responsibility to present the available facts and figures in a way that people can understand and come to terms with the events of the past.

"The more research I do, the more dumbfounded I am by the amount of violence and brutality that actually took place."

"Invaluable new knowledge is constantly being brought to the surface, which is critical to comprehending who we are today and the reasons behind why Aboriginal communities are faced with the current state of social circumstances," she explained.

In November 2013, Lyndall and Dr Jonathon Richards from the University of Queensland were awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) Grant to pursue their enquiry into the violence, which took place on the Australian colonial frontier from 1788 through to 1960.

"There are gaps in our knowledge and inaccuracies masked by blank walls," said Lyndall.

"People still do not want to talk about what took place on this land not all that long ago, which indicates that we have more work to do… This project is designed to use new analytical methods to study how Aborigines and settlers were killed on the Australian frontier," she continued.

Lyndall and Johnathon will be producing new estimates of casualties by scrutinising archives, books, texts, newspapers, and stories recording the massacres – any sources they can get their hands on from the time – to produce a collaborative and coherent assessment, which will be made accessible online in the form of an interactive map.

"Sadly, there is still so little known, especially in NSW. There are snippets of information but no one has yet pieced together the overall picture."

"The stories are not dead either. They exist today in a profound way and it is our job to bring those to stories to light in a way that people are prepared to look at it. That's the challenge: finding a way to present this ever so critical information in a way that engages people and encourages them to learn more," she shared.

"It is also significant for Aboriginal communities and the healing process. They want the past to be acknowledged and we have a distinct role to play in creating opportunities for justice."

Discussing career climaxes, Lyndall shares of a steep learning curve that rocked her reputation and research some ten years ago. "I was accused of fabricating frontier massacres in my research and my career was severely under the gun. It was a traumatizing experience and generated enormous publicity. I thought for some time why I was in this line of work if I was going to be treated like this. But it taught me that you have to be prepared to be crticised as a historian because you are exposing information and truths many do not want to hear."

Looking ahead, Lyndall is diligently juggling multiple projects in different stages of development.

Along with director Professor Philip Dwyer and Professor Roger Markwick, Lyndall established the Centre for the History of Violence within the Faculty of Education and Arts three years ago. One of the trio's motivations was to address the blanket of silence that surrounded the topic of massacre..

Lyndall says that it wasn't until the July 1995 Srebrenica massacre, which claimed the lives of more than 7000 Bosnian Muslims, that European scholars were awoken to the importance of massacre as a subject of study. Since then important new research has appeared, including by Professor Dwyer and herself.

One important ARC-funded collaborative research project coming to fruition is titled Colonisation and Massacres 1780-1820, with Lyndall covering Australia and Oceania; Philip investigating the Napoleonic spread into Eastern Europe; Nigel Penn from the University of Cape Town focusing on South Africa; and Native American Professor Barbara Mann from the University of Toledo, Ohio, investigating the frontiers of Michigan and Ohio – then outside the boundaries of the new American republic.

Comparing and contrasting these four areas of investigation, the group expects to produce a book in the coming year.

"There are important differences and interesting similarities, it is a very exciting project," Lyndall says, adding that the remoteness of history helps soften the blow of what can be gruesome subject matter.

"The distance of the past gives you a sense that you can stand back and look at it. As historians, we have the luxury of working outside the heat of the moment, and it allows us to be sceptical, to look at things with a piercing eye.

"It's more like detective work and it's always very interesting to explore the context in which these incidents occurred. It is the past, and that helps, and once you've found a few clues, of course, you have to stay on the scent."

A new project to be led by Lyndall is also in development involving  six scholars from three universities who aim to determine the links between intimacy and violence in white settler societies on the Pacific Rim (including Australia, New Zealand, Canada and western USA) from 1830 – 1930.

"We are trying discover how well people on both sides of the frontier actually knew each other. It appears that, they knew each other quite well before, during and after the violence," said Lyndall.

Lyndall Ryan

Behind masked massacres

The story of Professor Lyndall Ryan from Newcastle's Centre for the History of Violence began when she started documenting Tasmania's convict history

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Career Summary

Biography

Research expertise

Australian History

Aboriginal History

Feminist History

Administrative expertise

I was Head of the Women's Studies at Flinders University (1986-1998) and Head of the School of Humanities at the University of Newcastle, Ourimbah Campus (1999-2003). And then I was Director of Research, School of Humanities at the University of Newcastle, Ourimbah Campus (2004-2005).


Qualifications

  • PhD, Macquarie University
  • Master of Arts Qualifying, Australian National University
  • Bachelor of Arts/Diploma of Education, University of Sydney

Keywords

  • Aboriginal History
  • Australian History
  • Australian Studies
  • Feminist History
  • Women's Studies

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
160199Anthropology not elsewhere classified15
210399Historical Studies not elsewhere classified50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2015 - 31/12/2015ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia
1/01/2002 - 2/07/2005ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
School of Humanities
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2013 - Membership - ARC College of Experts - HCA PanelARC College of Experts - HCA Panel
Australia
1/10/1998 - 1/07/2005Foundation Professor of Australian StudiesUniversity of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia
1/01/1988 - 31/12/2010Membership - Australian Women's Studies AssociationAustralian Women's Studies Association
Australia
1/06/1986 - 1/08/1998Reader/ Professor of Women's StudiesFlinders University
Faculty of Social Sciences
Australia
1/01/1986 - 31/12/2010Membership - Association of Canadian Studies in Australia and New ZealandAssociation of Canadian Studies in Australia and New Zealand
Australia
1/01/1985 - Membership - International Association of Australian StudiesInternational Association of Australian Studies
Australia
1/01/1979 - Membership - Australian Historical AssociationAustralian Historical Association
Australia
1/12/1977 - 1/06/1986Lecturer/Senior LecturerGriffith University
School of Humanities
Australia

Invitations

Distinguished Visitor

YearTitle / Rationale
2009How Many? The doctrine of the self-exterminating and its influence on the historical debate about estimating the Aboriginal population in Tasmania in 1803
Organisation: Riawunna, University of Tasmaia, Hobart Campus Description: How Many? The doctrine of the self-exterminating and its influence on the historical debate about estimating the Aboriginal population in Tasmania in 1803
2006Massacre in Tasmania: How Do We Know?
Organisation: University of Adelaide Description: 'Massacre in Tasmania: How Do We Know?' Barr Smith Library Research Lecture Series,

Keynote Speaker

YearTitle / Rationale
2004'Risdon Cove: Contested Site in Tasmanian History'
Organisation: University of Newcastle Description: Plenary Address: Australian Historical Association Conference

Participant

YearTitle / Rationale
1998'Imagined Republics: Australia in the 21st Century'.
Organisation: University of Newcastle Description: Inaugural Lecture, Foundation Chair in Australian Studies,
1997'The Struggle for Trukanini'
Organisation: Tasmanian Historical Research Association, Hobart Description: 'The Struggle for Trukanini'

Speaker

YearTitle / Rationale
1985'The Queensland Government and Aboriginal Policy Making 1859-1984'
Organisation: Griffith University Description: Griffith University Research Lecture, Brisbane
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Dwyer PG, Ryan L, Theatres of Violence: Massacre, Mass Killing and Atrocity throughout History, Berghahn Books, New York, 323 (2012) [A3]
Co-authorsPhilip Dwyer
2012Ryan L, Tasmanian Aborigines: A History Since 1803, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, 418 (2012) [A1]

Chapter (8 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Dwyer PG, Ryan L, 'Introduction:The massacre and history', Theatres of Violence: Massacre, Mass Killing and Atrocity throughout History, Berghahn Books, New York xi-xxv (2012) [B1]
Co-authorsPhilip Dwyer
2012Ryan L, 'Settler massacres on the Australian Colonial Frontier, 1836-1851', Theatres of Violence: Massacre, Mass Killing and Atrocity throughout History, Berghahn Books, New York 94-109 (2012) [B1]
2010Ryan L, ''Hard evidence': The debate about massacre in the Black War in Tasmania', Passionate Histories: Myth, Memory and Indigenous Australia, ANU E Press, Canberra 39-50 (2010) [B1]
2008Ryan L, 'Historians, friendly mission and the contest for Robinson and Trukanini', Reading Robinson: Companion Essays to Friendly Mission, Quintus Publishing, Hobart, Tasmania 147-159 (2008) [B1]
2004Ryan L, 'Australian Studies - The Germinal Texts: 1978-1982', Thinking Australian Studies teaching across cultures, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia 42-59 (2004) [B1]
2003Ryan L, 'Who Is the Fabricator?', Whitewash: On Keith Windschuttle's Fabrication of Aboriginal History, Black Inc, Melbourne 230-257 (2003) [B1]
2003Ryan L, 'Waterloo Creek, northern NSW, 1838', Frontier Conflict: The Australian Experience, National Museum of Australia, Canberra 33-43 (2003) [B1]
2002Ryan L, 'Remembering the Australian Women's Weekly in the 1950s', Who Was That Woman? The Australian Women's Weekly in the Post War Years., University of New South Wales Press, Sydney 55-66 (2002) [B1]
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Journal article (34 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Ryan L, 'Grease and Ochre: The Blending of Two Cultures on the Colonial Frontier', JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIAN STUDIES, 38 132-134 (2014) [C3]
Author URL
2014Ryan L, 'Roving Mariners Australian Aboriginal Whalers and Sealers in the Southern Oceans, 1790-1870', JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIAN STUDIES, 38 132-134 (2014) [C3]
Author URL
2013Ryan L, 'Edna Ryan and Leadership: The Womens Trade Union Commission, 1976', LABOUR HISTORY, 119-130 (2013) [C1]
Author URL
2013Ryan L, 'The Black Line in Van Diemen's Land: Success or failure?', Journal of Australian Studies, 37 3-18 (2013) [C1]

The Black Line in Tasmania in 1830 was the largest force ever assembled against Aborigines anywhere in Australia. Tasmanian historians have dismissed the Line as an aberration by ... [more]

The Black Line in Tasmania in 1830 was the largest force ever assembled against Aborigines anywhere in Australia. Tasmanian historians have dismissed the Line as an aberration by Governor George Arthur and a complete fiasco by virtue of the fact that only two Tasmanian Aborigines were recorded captured and two others killed. This article contests this view by locating the Line within British imperial policy at the time, and it makes three important new findings. Far from being an aberration, the Line was a common strategy employed across the British Empire to forcibly remove indigenous peoples from their homelands. Further, there was not just one but three Lines in force over the fifteen-month period of the entire operation, and they played a decisive role in ending the Black War. The article concludes that in making George Arthur the scapegoat, historians have overlooked the Line's significance as an important instrument of British imperial power in the early nineteenth century. © 2013 International Australian Studies Association.

DOI10.1080/14443058.2012.755744
2013Ryan L, 'Introduction: The Black Line in Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania), 1830', Journal of Australian Studies, 37 1-2 (2013) [C3]
DOI10.1080/14443058.2012.760213
2013Dwyer PG, Ryan L, ''Massacre and its Use in the Old and New European Worlds: 1780-1820'', Journal of Genocide Research, 15 111-115 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1080/14623528.2013.789179
Co-authorsPhilip Dwyer
2011Ryan L, 'My Father's Daughter: Memories of an Australian Childhood', Labour History, 216-217 (2011) [C3]
2011Ryan L, 'William (Bill) Louis Thorpe (11 August 1943-16 November 2009) OBITUARY', JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIAN STUDIES, 35 113-115 (2011) [C3]
DOI10.1080/14443058.2011.542604Author URL
2010Ryan L, 'Settler massacres on the Port Phillip frontier, 1836-1851', Journal of Australian Studies, 34 257-273 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1080/14443058.2010.498091
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2009Ryan L, 'The long shadow of remembrance: Remembering the debate about massacre in the Black War in Tasmania', Coolabah, 3 51-59 (2009) [C2]
2009Ryan L, ''The axe had never sounded': Place, people and heritage of Recherche Bay, Tasmania', Australian Archaeology, - 74-76 (2009) [C3]
2008Ryan L, 'Massacre in the Black War in Tasmania 1823-34: A case study of the Meander River Region, June 1827', Journal of Genocide Research, 10 479-499 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1080/14623520802447834
2008Ryan L, 'List of multiple killings of Aborigines in Tasmania: 1804-1835', Online Encyclopaedia of Mass Violence, 1-8 (2008) [C2]
2008Ryan L, 'Race, nation, history: A conference in honour of Henry Reynolds, Canberra, 29-30 August 2008', Labour History, 95 247-249 (2008) [C3]
2008Ryan L, 'Forged by War (Book Review)', Overland, 191 83-84 (2008) [C3]
2008Ryan L, 'Assimilating Australia', Overland, 193 91-92 (2008) [C3]
2008Ryan L, 'Irynej Skira (1950-2005): A scientific life', Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 142 1-12 (2008) [C1]
2008Ryan L, 'Rediscovering Recherche Bay and The axe had never sounded: Place, people and heritage of Recherche Bay, Tasmania', Historical Records of Australian Science, 19 104-108 (2008) [C3]
2007Ryan L, 'Genocide and settler society: Frontier violence and stolen indigenous children in Australian history', Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 21 158-161 (2007) [C3]
DOI10.1093/hgs/dcm020
2007Ryan L, 'In quite a state', Overland, 189 89-91 (2007) [C3]
2006Ryan L, 'The French explorers and the aboriginal Australians 1772-1839 (Book review)', Australian Historical Studies, 37 228-229 (2006) [C3]
2006Ryan L, 'Massacre in Tasmania? How can we know?', Australian & New Zealand Law & History E-Journal, 2006 1-21 (2006) [C1]
2006Ryan L, 'Shopping Malls Country: Reading the Central Coast of NSW', Journal of Australian Studies, 153-160 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1080/14443050509388041
2005Ryan L, 'Betty Vivian Pybus (1923-2004) - Obituary', Australian Feminist Studies, 20 165-167 (2005) [C3]
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
2004Ryan L, 'Mother and Daughter Feminists, 1969-1973. Or Why Didn't Edna Ryan Join Women's Liberation?', Australian Feminist Studies, 19 75-85 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1080/0816464042000197440
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 2
2004Ryan L, 'Risdon Cove and the massacre of 3 May 1804: Their place in Tasmanian history', Tasmanian Historical Studies, 9 107-123 (2004) [C1]
2003Ryan L, 'Reflections by a target of a media witch hunt', History Australia, 1 105-109 (2003) [C2]
2003Ryan L, 'The Right Book for the Right Time?', Labour History, 85 202-206 (2003) [C1]
2003Ryan L, 'Review of Marilyn Lake's biography of Faith Bandler, Faith Bandler, Gentle Activist', Australian Humanities Review, May 2003 4 (2003) [C3]
2002Ryan L, 'Explorations in Australian Feminist Biography: Notes towards a Biography of my Mother, Edna Ryan (1904-1997)', School of Humanities: Working Papers, Vol 1, 1 117-135 (2002) [C1]
2001Ryan L, 'Aboriginal History Wars', Australian Historical Association Bulletin, 92 31-37 (2001) [C3]
2001Ryan L, 'Barbara Curthoys - Obituary', AUSTRALIAN FEMINIST STUDIES, 16 9-11 (2001)
DOI10.1080/08164640120038872Author URL
2001Ryan L, 'A Turning Point for the Weekly and a Turning Point for Women? Debate about Women and University in Australian Women's Weekly in 1961', Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, 2 52-65 (2001) [C1]
1998Ripper M, Ryan L, 'The Role of the 'Withdrawal Method' in the Control of Abortion', Australian Feminist Studies, 13 313-322 (1998) [C3]
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Review (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2002Ryan L, 'New Perspectives on the Frontier Wars', Australian Book Review (2002) [D1]

Conference (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2001Ryan L, 'Edna Ryan's Struggles for Equal Pay in the 1960s', Work Organisation Struggle, ANU, Canberra (2001) [E1]
2001Ryan L, 'Too Close for Clarity? The Dilemma of a daughter biographer'', Proceedings from Interdisciplinary Gender Studies Conference, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah (2001) [E2]
2001Ryan L, 'Sydney Women's Liberation Movement 1969-1972', Social Movements in Australia 1965-1975., University of Sydney (2001) [E2]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants9
Total funding$1,052,646

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20152 grants / $502,137

Intimacy and Violence in Anglo Pacific Rim settler colonial societies$500,137

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Lyndall Ryan, Professor Amanda Nettelbeck, Associate Professor Anna Johnston, Associate Professor Penelope Edmonds, Associate Professor Victoria Haskins, Dr Angela Wanhalla
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1400095
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

International Congress of the Historical Sciences (CISH), CHINA, 24-29 August$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamProfessor Lyndall Ryan
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1500886
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20141 grants / $289,000

Violence on the Australian Colonial Frontier, 1788-1960. $289,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Lyndall Ryan, Dr Jonathan Richards
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1300143
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20131 grants / $9,120

A history of Australia's live animal export trade$9,120

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Philip Dwyer, Professor Lyndall Ryan, Doctor Bidda Jones
SchemeLinkage Pilot Research Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1301097
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20111 grants / $240,000

Massacre and Colonization, 1780-1820$240,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Philip Dwyer, Professor Lyndall Ryan, Dr Barbara Mann, Associate Professor Nigel Penn
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1000022
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20042 grants / $7,400

Mother and daughter feminists 1958-1985: A daughter's memoir of Edna Ryan$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Lyndall Ryan
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183449
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

British Australian Studies Association, 2-5 September 2004, UK$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Lyndall Ryan
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0184426
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20021 grants / $2,737

The Pasts and Futures of Australian Studies, from 11 October 2002 to 12 October 2002$2,737

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Lyndall Ryan
SchemeConference Establishment Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0182576
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20001 grants / $2,252

British Australian Studies Association.$2,252

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Lyndall Ryan
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0180241
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013Representations of Aborigines in Australian Documentary Film 1901 - 2009
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Sole Supervisor
2008Value to Vermin: The Donkey in Australia
History, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2006The Impact of Detention on Iraqi Artists in Australia and the Use of Art Practice as a Method of Healing
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2005Testimonio: Witnessing my Mother's Life: Race and Identity in Twentieth Century Australia
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2004Being Hula: The appropriation of Christianity in Irupara village, Papua New Guinea
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Sole Supervisor
2003Desire for Social Justice: Equal Pay, the International Labour Organisation, and Australian Government Policy, 1919-1975
History, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2003A Knowledge of Body - Feminist Transformative Action Re-search on Body Image Dissatisfaction in Women Using Narrative Therapy Techniques
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2002Emerging Literacy in New South Wales Rural and Urban Indigenous Families
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
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News

PhD scholarship in violence and colonialism

PhD scholarship - Violence and Colonialism

June 16, 2015

A PhD scholarship is available for a student investigate Violence on the Colonial Frontier under the supervision of Professor Lyndall Ryan.

ARC Discovery Projects 2015

ARC Discovery Projects 2015

November 5, 2014

The Faculty of Education and Arts at the University of Newcastle (UON) has secured six Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Program grants for 2015.

ARC funding

UON secures $11m ARC funding

November 5, 2014

The University of Newcastle (UON) was today awarded almost $11 million in competitive research funding by the Australian Research Council (ARC) in its 2015 Major Grants announcement.

Research Directions 2013/2014

Research Directions 2013/2014

May 16, 2014

The new edition of Research Directions from the Faculty of Education and Arts is now available.

The Killing Field

The Killing Field

May 15, 2014

Professor Lyndall Ryan is a gentle and urbane historian who is "hopeless at the sight of blood" and doesn't care for violent movies. So how is it that she finds herself immersed in the notion of brutality?

Rockefeller Foundation acknowledges history of violence research

UON history of violence research acknowledged

April 29, 2014

The Director of the Centre for the History of Violence at the University of Newcastle, Professor Philip Dwyer, has been awarded an Academic Writers Residency by The Rockefeller Foundation to conclude work on  "The Dark Side of Empire: Violence and Colonialism in the Old and New Worlds, c1780-1820."

Lyndall Ryan

Lyndall Ryan Awarded ARC Discovery Projects

November 8, 2013

Prof Lyndall Ryan and Dr Jonathan Richards have been awarded an ARC Discovery Project 2013-2016, $289,000.00. Violence on the Australian Colonial Frontier, 1788-1960

Professor Lyndall Ryan

Positions

Conjoint Professor
Centre for the History of Violence
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Professor
Centre for the History of Violence
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

History

Contact Details

Emaillyndall.ryan@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 49216692

Office

RoomGP 1.38
BuildingGeneral Purpose Building
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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