History Workshop - The Protection of Indigenous Peoples in European Empires

When:30 Sep 2015, 9:15am - 3:30pm
Venue:Morven Brown 310 (map ref C20)
History Workshop 2015

There has been, in recent years, a growing scholarly attention given to the issue of the protection of native peoples in the British empire (most notably in Australia). This workshop aims to broaden that attention in two ways: by exploring the meanings of the idea of protection and relocating its implementation in the larger context of European imperialism.



Arrival tea and coffee available

9:15 - 12:30PM

Saliha Belmessous (UNSW), ‘A Genealogy of the Idea of Protection’

Lisa Ford (UNSW) ‘Protectingz the Peace in the Early Nineteenth-Century British Empire’

Amanda Nettelbeck (University of Adelaide), ‘The Politics and Practices of Protection in Nineteenth-Century Australia: Colonial Humanitarianism and Indigenous Transformation’

12:30 - 1:30PM


1:30 - 3:30PM

Emmanuelle Sibeud (Université Paris 8), ‘Aborigines’ Protection From Below: West Africans and the Reinvention of Aborigines’ Protection at the Beginning of the 20th c. (ca. 1900-1930)’

Natasha Wheatley (University of Sydney), ‘Deferred Sovereignty in the Age of the Mandate System’


Afternoon tea and close

Limited places available. Participants are required to register with Saliha Belmessous at s.belmessous@unsw.edu.au by September 18.

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