Racism, Violence and Empire

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August 2, 2018
Subject Fields: 
World History / Studies, Political History / Studies, Nationalism History / Studies, Indigenous Studies, Australian and New Zealand History / Studies

Racism, Violence and Empire

(18th – 20th century)


Workshop for Beginning Historians and Early Career Researchers


Centre for the History of Violence, University of Newcastle, Australia


The Event

This one-day workshop brings together young researchers (PhD candidates, post-doctoral scholars) working in the intersecting fields of imperial and transnational history, racism and studies of violence. The programme will feature two expert speakers and three sessions focusing on a selection of questions and topics given by a pre-circled reading list.

Contributors will briefly present on their research areas followed (first session) by focused discussions that aim to unearth common themes and connections between individual projects, theories and frameworks. In preparation for the workshop, participants are expected to submit a short paper (2000 – 3000 words) addressing the workshop themes and to read selected articles to be provided by the organisers in the lead-up to the event.


The expert speakers will be:

  • Prof. Lyndall Ryan (University of Newcastle): Race, Violence and Empire.
  • Dr. Kit Candlin (University of Newcastle): Slavery, Violence and the Atlantic World.


The Venue & Organisers

The workshop is organised by the Centre for the History of Violence at the University of Newcastle (UON), Australia.

The organisers are Thomas Schmutz (University of Newcastle; University of Zurich); Michael Kilmister (University of Newcastle), Pearl Nunn (University of Newcastle) and Dr Maria Elena Indelicato (Swinburne University of Technology).




How to Apply

Please submit a short CV (one page) and a short abstract (200-300 words) about your research topic and how it relates to the workshop in a single Microsoft Word document.

The workshop is limited to 25 participants.


Submission date: 30 June 2018

Contact: workshop.violenceandnetworks@gmail.com






Contact Info: 

Please contact the organizers via the official email (workshop.violence.newcastle@gmail.com).