Provocations seminar: “Intimacy, nostalgia, and the visual iconography of the Indian nursemaid, from the 1760s to the 20th century”

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  • Wollongong Campus
    Building 19, room G016
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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, my main field of research interest is the history of colonialism and domestic labour, which grew out of my broader interest in cross-cultural relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous women in settler colonial histories. Methodologically, I am interested in personal narratives, visual and material culture, and the complex nature of the historical archive. I am 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."

All are very welcome to attend.

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