Provocations seminar by Prof Victoria Haskins
Thursday, 12 September 2019, 02:00 pm
Professor Victoria Haskins will give a seminar on “Intimacy, nostalgia, and the visual iconography of the Indian nursemaid, from the 1760s to the 20th century” at the University of Wollongong Thursday 12th Septmber 2pm - 4pm.
Victoria Haskins Biography: Victoria Haskins is a Professor of History with the School of Humanities and Social Science. She directs the Centre for 21st Century Humanities and is co-director of the Purai Global Indigenous and Diaspora Research Studies Centre. As a historian of Indigenous and women's cross-cultural histories, her key research interests are in gender, domestic labour, and colonialism. She has held a number of awards and fellowships, including an ARC Future Fellowship (2009-13), the NSW Centenary of Anzac Commemoration History Fellowship (2014-18), and Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities Fellowship (2017).
Research Expertise: As a cultural and social historian, Professor Haskins main field of research interest is the history of colonialism and domestic labour, which grew out of her broader interest in cross-cultural relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous women in settler colonial histories. Methodologically, she is interested in personal narratives, visual and material culture, and the complex nature of the historical archive. She is currently working on two ARC Discovery projects based at the University of Newcastle, "Intimacy and Violence in Anglo Pacific Rim Settler Societies," and "The NSW Aborigines Protection/Welfare Board 1883-1969: A history," and an ARC LIEF project (out of Victoria University), "The Aboriginal History Archive."
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