CASS members are active researchers, publishing in major journals locally and internationally. These papers showcase some of our most recent output.


2023 is shaping up to be a bumper year for CASS publications

‘Circulations of belonging: Chinese British subjects in Australasia, 1880–1920’
The Making and Remaking of Australasia: Mobility, Texts and ‘Southern Circulations’, edited by Tony Ballantine, Bloomsbury, 2023.

‘Identification Photography and the Surveillance of Chinese Mobility in Colonial Australasia’
Australian Historical Studies, 54:2 (2023), 299-329.
Sophie Couchman & Kate Bagnall

Claire Lowrie, Chinese elites, hill stations and contested racial discrimination in interwar colonial Malaya and the Philippines, Journal of Historical Geography, corrected proof available online 20 December 2022

(Workshopped at the CASS Work-In-Progress meeting of September 2021. Awarded a UOW Open-Access Grant 2022)


In 2022 CASS members published a variety of books, articles and peer reviewed conference papers on themes encompassing settler colonialism and colonialism in the past and present

Mobilising Affect and Trauma: The Politics of Gendered Memory and Gendered Silence
Women’s History Review, Volume 31, Number 6 (2022)
Special issue co-edited by Sharon Crozier-De Rosa and Vera Mackie

Rallying Feminists: Activism, Archives and Affect
Women’s History Review, Volume 31, Number 6 (2022): 975-1001
Sharon Crozier-De Rosa 

On Behalf of the People of Ireland: Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Irish-Australian Diplomacy
(Irish Embassy, Canberra)
Sharon Crozier-De Rosa and Jeff Brownrigg, (eds) 2022

 The future of gendered pasts: thoughts about emerging research into women’s history in Australia as feminists globally confront attacks on and the regression of women’s rights
Women’s History Review, published online 18 August 2022
Sharon Crozier-De Rosa

Dreaming the Land: Aboriginal Art from Remote Australia
Hudson & Thames, 2022, ISBN: 9781760761455

Made in Chinatown: Chinese Australian Furniture Factories, 1880-1930
Sydney University Press, 2022. ISBN: 9781743327852

Edouard Glissant’s sovereign frenzy
Overland, 1 August 2022


The Israeli elephant in the settler-colonial room
Postcolonial Studies, published online 16 June 2022

The Normal Life of Settlers
Ethnicities, Volume 22, Issue 5, 2022

#Papuanlivesmatter: how a narrative of racism has elevated West Papua’s decolonisation movement
The International Journal of Human Rights, published online 29 March 2022


In 2021 CASS members were keeping busy producing new publications

Gender and Domestic Workers in Hillary Callan (ed.)
The International Encyclopaedia of Anthropology, John Wiley and Sons.

Locating Chinese Women
University of Hong Kong Press, 2021
Kate Bagnall & Julia T. Martínez

Mary Chong and Gwen Fong: University Educated Chinese Australia Women
in Kate Bagnall & Julia T. Martínez, Locating Chinese Women, University of Hong Kong Press, 2021, pages 204-229

The Normal Life of Settlers
Ethnicities (special issue: Enacting Settler Responsibilities Towards Decolonisation), 21(6)

In Issam Nassar and Ariella Aïsha Azoulay (Eds.) ‘Time Travelers in Palestine’, Jerusalem Quarterly 86: 19.

The Reproduction of Settler Colonialism in Palestine
Journal of Perpetrator Research, 4(1): 1-36.

Underpricing in a developing capital market: Australian equity issuances, 1920-1939
Economic History Review, 74, 3: 831-55.
Grant Fleming, Frank Liu, David Merrett and Simon Ville. 2021

Coping with climate extremes: Railways and pastoralism during the Federation Drought
Environment & History
Andre Brett and Simon Ville. 2021.

The Place of Human Dignity in an Emotional World: Shame and Honour, Humility and Humiliation
In Joanna Bourke, Sharon Crozier-De Rosa, Ute Frevert, Lucy Noakes, and David Nash, ‘Forum: The Politics of Humiliation: A Modern History by Ute Frevert (OUP, 2020)’, Cultural History, Volume 10, Number 2 (2021) pp. 263–269.

Anger, Resentment and the Limits of Historical Narratives in Protest Politics: The Case of Early Twentieth Century Irish Women’s Intersectional Movements
Emotions: History, Cultural, Society (EHCS), Louise D’Arcens and Lise Waldek (eds), ‘Special Issue: Political Emotions and Ideological Performance’, Volume 5 (2021), pp. 68-86.

‘Vote100/Vótáil100. Die Erinnerung an das Frauenwahlrecht in Großbritannien und Irland’ (‘Vote100/Vótáil100: Women’s Suffrage Commemorations in Britain and Ireland’), Translated into German by Christine Brocks, in Birgitta Bader-Zaar and Mineke Bosch (eds) ‘Special Issue: Contested Memories. The commemoration of 100 years of women’s suffrage in Europe and the United States’, L’Homme, Volume 32, Number 1 (2021 ), pp.15-36

Gender: Key Concepts
Stefan Berger, Berber Bevernage, Maria Grever, Ethan Klein, Tracy Loughran and Edward Wang (eds), Bloomsbury History: Theory and Method (Bloomsbury: London, 2021)


  • Crozier-De Rosa, Sharon, ‘Divided Sisterhood? Nationalist Feminism and Militancy in England and Ireland’, in Evan Smith and Matthew Worley (eds), The British Left and Ireland in the Twentieth Century (Routledge: London, 2021). (Originally published as an article in Contemporary British History in 2018.)
  • Crozier-De Rosa, Sharon, ‘Narratives of Democracy, the Emotions of Politics and Memories of Militant Suffragism: Britain, Ireland, USA and Australia’, in June Purvis and June Hannam (eds), The British Women's Suffrage Campaign: National and International Perspectives (Routledge: London, 2021), pp.179-198
  • Crozier-De Rosa, Sharon, ‘Emotions and Empire in Suffrage and Anti-Suffrage Politics: Britain, Ireland and Australia in the Early Twentieth Century’, in Women’s Suffrage and Beyond (University of London Press: London, 2021), pp.309-330 

Book Reviews

  • Crozier-De Rosa, Sharon, Imperial Emotions: The Politics of Empathy across the British Empire (Book Review), by Jane Lydon (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2020), History Australia, Volume 18, Number 2 (2021), pp.414-415.2021. DOI: 10.1080/14490854.2021.1919028
  • Crozier-De Rosa, Sharon, Distant Sisters. Australasian Women and the International Struggle for the Vote, 1880-1914 (Book Review), by James Keating (MUP: 2020), Women’s History Review (published online 12 April 2021).
  • Crozier-De Rosa, Sharon, A New History of the Irish in Australia (Book Review), by Elizabeth Malcolm and Dianne Hall (Cork University Press, 2019), Saothar: Journal of Irish Labour History, Volume 46 (2021), pp.14-15.
  • Crozier-De Rosa, Sharon, Markievicz: Prison Letters and Rebel Writings (Book Review), ed by Lindie Naughton (Merrion Press, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, 2018), LSE Review of Books (online January 2021).


2020 was a tumultuous year but CASS researchers published a wide range of research.

"I’m Not Even Making That Up”: The Moriori Myth and Denials of Indigeneity in New Zealand.
History in a Post-Truth World: Theory and Praxis, edited by Marius Gudonis and Benjamin T. Jones, 199–217. London: Routledge.

“The Exceptional Circumstances Under Which We Are Working”: Railways and Water in Australasia, 1870s to 1914
History Australia, 17:3, 489–509.

Coping with Climate Extremes: Railways and Pastoralism in the Federation Drought, 1895–1903
Environment and History
Brett, André, and Simon Ville

Claims, Confusion, and Status: Which City Is New Zealand’s Oldest?
New Zealand Geographer, 76:1, 62–70.

A shameful form of oppression”: Anglo American Activism and the Slow Decline of Chinese Indentured Labour in British North Borneo
Labor History, online publication. 

Murder and the Working Lives of Chinese Male Servants in Colonial Singapore, 1910s-1930s
International Review of Social History, online publication. 

Gender and Domestic Workers, in Hillary Callan (ed.) 
The International Encyclopaedia of Anthropology, John Wiley and Sons.

"Australia…on a plate": Further Back in Time for Dinner
History Australia

Getting creative with less. Recipe lessons from the Australian Women’s Weekly during wartime
in 2020: The Year that Changed Us, Thames & Hudson, Melbourne, pp. 134-137.

The Imitation Game: Mock Foods in the Australian Women's Weekly, 1933–82
Australian Historical Studies, vol. 51, no.4, pp.477-493

Capitalism in Australia: New histories for a reimagined future 
Thesis Eleven 160, 1, pp. 95-120
Ben Huf , Yves Rees, Michael Beggs, Nicholas Brown, Frances Flanagan, Shannyn Palmer, Simon Ville

Investing in a Successful Resource-Based Colonial Economy: International Business in Australia before World War One
Business History Review. 94, 2, pp. 321-46.
Simon Ville and David Tolmie Merrett

Researching the Natural History Trade of the Nineteenth Century
Museum History Journal 13, 1, pp. 1-12.

Macleay’s Choice: Transacting in the natural history trade in the 19th century
Journal of the History of Biology 53, 3, pp. 345-75.
Simon Ville, Claire Wright & Jude Philp 

Coping with Climate Extremes: Railways and Pastoralism in the Federation Drought, 1895–1903
Environment and History
André Brett and Simon Ville

Finding convergence: Economic perspectives and the economic practices of an Australian ecovillage
Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions 34, pp. 209-220.
Oriana Milani Price, Simon Ville, Emma Heffernan, Belinda Gibbons, MaryJohnsson

‘Feminist, Non-Feminist and Anti-Feminist Uses of Feminist Memory’
Social History/Histoire Sociale
Forthcoming, November 2023

‘Triangular Formation: Fiji, New Zealand and Australia’
The Making and Remaking of Australasia: Mobility, Texts and ‘Southern Circulations’, edited by Tony Ballantine, Bloomsbury, 2023.

Taking to the Field: A History of Australian Women in Science
Monash University Publishing, Melbourne, 2023