Colonialism and its Aftermath

Events, Conferences & Symposia

CAIA holds work-in-progress seminars for its members once a year. These seminars are a forum for staff, post graduates and industry partners to present, discuss and share research. They are often run in conjunction with local cultural institutions or community groups interested in developing partnerships with CAIA and the University.

CAIA holds smaller, more intimate Winter Symposia in the years in which we do not organise a large conference. These events are located in different, non-university spaces, and encourage conversations between academics and disciplines on specific themes.

Confirmed CAIA Events for 2016

18-22 January Go Between, In Between: Borders of Belonging Conference
University of Barcelona, Spain
CAIA is involved in the organisation of this conference. For more information, visit the Australian Studies Centre at the University of Barcelona and/or see the Conference Program (PDF 1.2MB)
21-22 June Digital Humanities Conference
Paul Turnbull
22-24 June 'Digital Panopticon: Penal History in a Digital Age'
(Tied in with 'Founders and Survivors': Hamish Maxwell-Stewart)
5-27 August Sawtooth opening 5 August 6pmLines of Site | Exhibition
Curated by Karen Hall (UTAS)
Artists: Robert Boldkald, Caroline Heine, Wendy McGrath, Graeme Miles, Julie Montgarrett, Lydia Nicholson Amelia Rowe, Mary Peacock, Patrick Sutczak, Helene Weeding.
For further details / register contact: Dr Karen Hall
31 August Cultures of Reading Masterclass
Visiting Scholar Dr Danielle Fuller (University of Birmingham), Dr Robert Clarke (UTAS), and Dr Maggie Nolan (Australian Catholic University).
This masterclass for research higher degree students will examine: encountering the reader in literary studies; the social nature of reading; researching readers; book clubs as sites of reading; mass reading events.
For further details / register contact: Dr Robert Clarke - Download Flyer (PDF 127KB)
1 September
Reading Lives, Reading Value
Presentation by Dr Danielle Fuller (University of Birmingham)
Room HUM346, Sandy Bay
Examining the affective experiences of book readers when they reflect upon their reading lives.
For further details contact: Dr Robert Clarke
3-4 October Experimental Histories: Performance, Colonialism and Affect
Hosted and Sponsored by CAIA/Creative Exchange Institute CXI, University of Tasmania.
Convenors: Assoc. Prof. Penny Edmonds (UTAS) and Assoc. Prof. Katrina Schlunke (University of Sydney).
For further details / register contact: Assoc. Prof. Penny Edmonds
5 October
Experimental Histories Postgraduate Workshop
Exploring the meaning of ‘experimental’ history and how the concept and surrounding ideas might be useful in the organisation of your thesis projects at both a conceptual and writerly level.
Places are limited. RSVP to Assoc. Prof. Penny Edmonds
20 October 2016
a pity you didn’t wing him”: Gender, Sexuality and Race in Colonial Tulagi, Solomon Islands
Presentation by Prof Clive Moore (University of Queensland),
Centenary 132, Harvard Room 1
4 November
Understanding and Misunderstanding Repatriation
Presentation by Prof. Paul Turnbull (UTAS),
Centenary 132, Harvard Room 1
Focusing on the collecting of Indigenous ancestral human remains in the Australian colonial context, the lecture questions recent claims by critics of repatriation that their reburial amounts denies the rights of all humanity to gain new knowledge of the human condition.
9 November
The Excolonial Event
Presentation by Dr Simone Bignall,
Centenary 132, Harvard Room 1.
This lecture explores how imperialist ways of thinking are resisted by anti-colonial and antinomian lineages of non-possession, anti-materialism and moral imperfection.
For further details contact Dr Hannah Stark
10 November
Desire and Dispossession: Critiques of Colonial Humanism
Masterclass for Research Higher Degree Students
This masterclass facilitates student engagement with themes of property, desire and dispossession as they have been taken up in a critique of colonial humanism shared by postcolonial philosophy, Indigenous critical theory and posthumanism. Pre-reading will be required.
For further details / register contact: Dr Hannah Stark
9-11 November "Colonial Economies, Violence and Intimacy” ARC Discovery Workshop
Convened by Assoc. Prof Penny Edmonds and Prof. Lyndall Ryan (University of Newcastle).
Interrogating and extending understandings of the nexus between violence and intimacy and its centrality to the formation of settler colonial societies.
Invitation Only. For further details contact Assoc. Prof. Penny Edmonds

Past Events