The Escape conference was held in Strahan, Tasmania 26-28 June 2003.
It was an interdisciplinary engagement with the questions:
What does escape mean?
What are the myriad ways to escape?
What are the boundaries of confinement?
Islands of Vanishment
Islands of Vanishment was held at Port Arthur, Tasmania 7-10 June 2002 in partnership with the Port Arthur Historic Site and Australia ICOMOS.
It was a major international conference to consider conserving and interpreting
those heritage places which commemorate painful and ambivalent themes
in colonial societies.
Convict Spaces was held at the University of Leicester, 9-10 December 1999.
This international considered penal transportation in a global context
from the use of transportation as a means of colonization in early-modern
European empires, to power relations in the penal colonies, the impact
of convict settlements on indigenous societies and the meaning of those
written sources convicts left behind.
The Colonial Eye
The Colonial Eye was held at the University of Tasmania, Hobart 3-6 February 1999.
It was an international
conference located in richly a textured colonial terrain that focused
on colonial Australia and included papers from Indigenous Studies, Anthropology,
Archaeology, Art, Cultural Tourism, English and Literacy Studies, Environmental
Studies, History and Museum Studies.