Senior Lecturer, Aboriginal Studies
Cert Arts (Massey)-
BA (Hons) (UTAS)-
Grad Cert University Learning and Teaching (UTAS)-
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Kristyn Harman is a social historian and the author of Aboriginal Convicts: Australian, Khoisan, and Māori Exiles (UNSW Press, 2012). She is a senior lecturer in the School of Humanities, and has been a Visiting Scholar with the Centre for Postcolonial and Gender Studies and International Research Training Group, Univeristät Trier, Germany, and a Visiting Researcher, Monash University, Prato, Italy. Kristyn is committed to teaching excellence, and has received a number of teaching awards, including a Vice Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contribution to to Student Learning. Her research interests include contact history across the British Empire, domesticity at colonial frontiers, warfare, and experiences of captivity (including convicts, and prisoners of war). Kristyn's research is published in international scholarly journals including Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History and Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History. She has presented her research at academic conferences in England, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand and also enjoys discussing it at public events such as Adelaide Writers' Week.
Kristyn is the Honours Co-ordinator for the Aboriginal Studies Program, and also co-ordinates the Centre for Colonialism and Its Aftermath [CAIA] Cultural Environments and Heritage Honours Program. Kristyn has developed, co-ordinates, and delivers a range of undergraduate units, predominantly with a historical focus. Units in which she is currently involved include:
HAU254 Empire: Ambitions and Aftermath
HAB202 Special Topic in Aboriginal Studies (individual research project)
HAB210 International Indigenous Tourism
HAB211 Van Diemen's Land: Contested History, Contested Place
HAB217 Indigenous Warfare: Conflict & Collaboration
HAB252 Indigenous Life Histories
HAU354 Empire: Ambitions and Aftermath
HAB302 Special Topic in Aboriginal Studies (individual research project)
HAB310 International Indigenous Tourism
HAB311 Van Diemen's Land: Contested History, Contested Place
HAB317 Indigenous Warfare: Conflict & Collaboration
HAB352 Indigenous Life Histories
Aboriginal Convicts: Australian, Khoisan and MÄori Exiles, UNSW Press, 2012.
Recipient of the AHA Kay Daniels Award, 2014
'"Making Shift": Mary Ann Hodgkinson and Hybrid Domesticity in Early Colonial New Zealand', Journal of New Zealand History, Vol. 47, No. 1, 2014.
'Protecting Tasmanian Aborigines: American and Queensland Influences on the Cape Barren Island Reserve Act 1912', Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, Vol. 41, Issue 5, 2013.
'Aboriginal Deaths in Custody in Colonial Australia, 1805 – 1860s' (with Associate Professor Hamish Maxwell-Stewart), Journal of Colonialism & Colonial History, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2012, DOI: 10.1353/cch.2012.0023.
'Innovations in Co-ordinating Undergraduate Students' Oral Tutorial Presentations', Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, Vol. 1, Issue 1, 2010.
'Send in the Sydney Natives! Deploying Mainlanders Against Tasmanian Aborigines', Tasmanian Historical Studies, Vol. 14, 2009, pp. 5-24.
'"The Same Measure of Justice": Aboriginal Convicts in the Australian Penal Colonies', Australian Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2009, pp. 1-20.
'"Impossible to detain … without chains": The Use of Restraints on Aboriginal People in Policing and Prisons' (with Dr Elizabeth Grant), History Australia, Vol. 11, No.3, 2014, pp.157-76.
'"Some dozen raupo whares, and a few tents": Remembering Raupo Houses in Colonial New Zealand', Journal of New Zealand Studies, NS16, 2014, pp.39-57.
Chapters in Books
'The Rin Tin Tin Plaque: A Man, his Dog, and a Japanese Prisoner of War' in Annabel Cooper, Lachy Paterson and Angela Wanhalla, eds., The Lives of Objects, Otago University Press, Dunedin [forthcoming, 2015].
'Black Peter the Bushranger', Island 130: Tasmania Now, 2012.
'The Art of Cutting Stone': Aboriginal Convict Labour in Nineteenth Century New South Wales & Van Diemen's Land, in N. Fijn, I. Keen, C. Lloyd & M. Pickering (eds.), Indigenous Participation in Australian Economies II: Historical Engagements and Current Enterprises, ANU e-Press, Canberra, 2012.
'Multiple Subjectivities: Writing Duall's Life as Social Biography' in P. Read, F. Peters-Little, and A. Haebich (eds.), Indigenous Biography and Autobiography, Monograph 17, Aboriginal History Monograph Series, ANU e-Press, Canberra, 2008.
Tom Lawson, The Last Man: A British Genocide in Tasmania, Aboriginal History, Vol. 38, 2014, pp.225-227.
Henry Reynolds, Forgotten War, New Zealand Journal of History, Vol. 48, No. 1, 2014, pp.132-134.
'Bodies in Context', Shino Konishi, Aboriginal Males in the Enlightenment World, History Australia, Vol. 10, No.2, 2013, pp.266-268.
Ian McFarlane, Beyond Awakening: The Aboriginal Tribes of North West Tasmania, Tasmanian Historical Studies, 13, 2008, pp. 153-154.
'Balanced and evocative portrayal of a difficult history', Our Land: Parrawa, Parrawa! Go Away!, Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, History Australia, Vol.10, No.3, 2013, pp.273-275.
Authorised by the Acting Head of School, Humanities
3 July, 2015