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Opening and housekeeping: 9.00 to 9.15 am: Clive Moore, Emeritus Professor, School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry, to open the seminar.

Session One
Chair: Jennifer Corrin, Professor, T. C. Beirne School of Law, Australian Research Council Future Fellow

9.15 to 9.45: Doug Hunt (Honorary Associate Professor, HaPI)
The First Blackbirder.

9.45 to 10.15: Lalotoa Mulitalo (Post-Doctoral Scholar, Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law, T. C. Beirne School of Law)
Samoan Electoral Laws and the Colonial Shadow: the struggle to develop an appropriate pluralistic framework.

10.15 to 10.45: Nicole George (Senior Lecturer in Peace and Conflict Studies and DECRA recipient, School of Political Science and International Studies)
From ‘Jesus crusades’ to ‘zero tolerance’: policing gender violence and ‘conjugal order’ in post-coup Fiji.

Session Two
Chair: Brij Lal, Emeritus Professor, ANU, Honorary Professor, HaPI

11.15 to 11.45: Chris Dixon (Associate Professor, HaPI)
Black Americans and the Pacific War: African-American Encounters with the South Pacific, 1941-1945.

11.45 to 12.15: Max Quanchi (Honorary Research Senior Fellow, HaPI)
Photography in the Pacific: the power of illustration in Frederick O'Brien’s White shadows in the South Seas.

12.15 to 12.45: Geoff Gray (Adjunct Professor, HaPI)
Making an anthropologist: H. Ian Hogbin, 1927-35.

Session Three
Jonathan Richards, Adjunct Research Fellow, HaPI

2.00 to 2.30: Paul Turnbull (Honorary Professor, HaPI, Professor of Digital Humanities, University of Tasmania)
Collecting and scientific uses of the bodily remains of Pacific Island peoples.

2.30 to 3.00: Volker Boege (Research Fellow, School of Political Science and International Studies)
Weak state—strong kastom. Traditional governance and state formation in post-conflict Bougainville.

Session Four
Chair: Clive Moore, Emeritus Professor, HaPI

3.15 to 3.45: Brij Lal (Emeritus Professor, ANU; Honorary Professor, HaPI)
Making, Unmaking and Re-Making of Modern Fiji

3.45 to 4.15: Book Launch: Sean Dorney, The Embarrassed Colonialist, Lowy Institute Paper, Penguin Australia (2016)
Launched by Clive Moore
Response by Sean Dorney

About The Pacific Colonial Shadow: New Approaches seminars

On Friday 19 August the UQ Anthropology Museum will open an exhibition on Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands: Re-enchantment and the Colonial Shadow curated by Dr Diana Young, director of the museum, in collaboration with Solomon Islands scholars including Emeritus Professor Clive Moore, Dr Graham Baines, Associate Professor Annie Ross and David Akin. The exhibition is "based on Chakrabarty’s call for narratives that are non-temporal and non -modern to think outside the dominant (European and Australian) approach to European history.” To coincide with this exhibition, the UQ Solomon Islands Partnership and the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at The University of Queensland presents two days of seminars.

There is no cost to attend, but we would like some idea of numbers for catering purposes, for morning and afternoon tea.  Participants will be left to get their own lunches on campus; several places will be open.


Forgan Smith Building (1)