At the end of June 2020, I will be presenting to an international audience my paper »...polished and cultured, speaking English fluently«. The Japanese Doctor of Broome at the workshop Documenting Mobility in the Japanese Empire and Beyond at the Heidelberg Centre of Transcultural Studies.
At the end of May 2020, I am invited to speak to an international audience about The Eclipse of Whiteness at the workshop Toward a History of Modern Colour at Pembroke College, Cambridge University.
GASt eNewsletter No 22, January 2020
Fresh from the press with a brand-new design the latest eNewsletter of the GASt eNewsletter series infos, events, and articles regarding Australia and Australian topics. This time with a conference report of our Digitising Heritage workshop and an exhibition review of Lustre.
Social Media CAS
The Twitter account of the Centre for Australian Studies (CAS), Cologne, is prospering. Follow @CAS_Cologne for information, updates and events regarding Australia, the CAS, and its members.
Social Media GASt
After the revamping of the website, the Twitter account of the Gesellschaft für Australienstudien | Association for Australian Studies (GASt) is now up and running. Follow @GASt_AfAS for information, updates and events regarding Australia and the association.
Broome & White Australia
Fresh from the press: written together with Wulf D. Hund, a breath-taking and path-making essay on racism and classism in Broome, including the case study of Dr Tadashi Suzuki, a Japanese medic who against the whites' objection was invited by the Japanese community of Broome to practise medicine in the town from 1910 to 1914.
published in print and online in Race & Class doi: 10.1177/0306396819871412.
›A White Australia Industry‹
I am going to present a paper problematizing the history of sugar in Australia in light of the White Australia Industry at the British Sociological Association Food Study Group Conference on Food Systems & Society at the Monash University, Prato (Italy) in late June 2019. The programme looks quite promising.
PD Dr Carsten Wergin and I are organizing a workshop on the Digitizing of (Australian) Heritage in late 2019. This event will be hosted in cooperation with GASt (the German Association for Australian Studies). Come to Heidelberg, experience the Heidelberger Herbst, and join us and our international speakers for an inspiring and important event. Find more information in the carefully designed poster and the programme !
Research Grant by DFG
Awesome news, the German Research Foundation (DFG) is supporting my research on Exception or Exemption? The Broome Pearling Industry and the White Australia Policy with a three-year grant. Project details in English and German can be found here.
At the end of June 2018, I am invited to speak to an international audience about Whitening Sugar. Culinary Inclusion and Exclusion in Australia at the conference Inclusion and Exclusion. Facets of a Phenomenon in History and Literature at the Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz.
Fresh from the Press I
My article The Burden of White Sugar. Producing and Consuming Whiteness in Australia has been published online in Studia Anglica Posnaniensia, 52, 2017, 4