BOOK CELEBRATION EVENT
Please join us this Sunday, October 16, 2022 (10 am US Eastern Time, 7:30 pm IST) for the celebration of our co-edited volume, Mapping Women’s History: Recovery, Resistance, and Activism in Colonial and Postcolonial India (Stree-Samya 2022) honoring the contributions of Professors Barbara Ramusack and Geraldine Forbes.
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NEW BOOK LAUNCHES
Professor Swapna Banerjee has two books out in 2022 – Fathers in a Motherland: Imagining Fatherhood in Colonial India (pre-order here) and Mapping Women’s History: Recovery, Resistance, and Activism in Colonial and Postcolonial India (order here)
WILLIAM WOOD’S PORTRAIT OF JOANNA DE SILVA: LOOKING INTO THE VISUAL HISTORIES OF COLONIAL CHILD-CARERS
Join us to hear Met curator Dr. Adam Eaker, who was instrumental in acquiring the painting, present his findings on Joanna de Silva, the sitter of the portrait, grounded in both art historical analysis and recent archival discoveries about the sitter’s life.
The panel will also bring together the Ayahs and Amahs project team. In responding to Dr. Eaker’s talk, they will reflect on the diverse range of visual sources that shed light on the extraordinarily mobile women who accompanied employer families along circuits of empire between Australia, Asia, and Europe over two centuries.
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Exhibition Launch: Ayahs & Amahs Transcolonial Journeys
The Ayahs and Amahs exhibition will be launched by Emeritus Professor Heather Goodall (University of Technology Sydney) and Doctor Sophie Loy-Wilson (The University of Sydney) on 8 September, 2022. The launch is an official NSW History Council ‘History Week’ event.
To attend the F2F launch, register here
THE AYAHS AND AMAHS HOME, HACKNEY
This event will explore how the Home was ‘discovered’ by historian Rozina Visram, share new and emerging research into the lives of the people who lived there and the experiences of Ayahs and Amahs across the globe. The event is also an opportunity to mark the initial Home in Hackney receiving a Blue Plaque from English Heritage in June 2022, recognising its historical significance.
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INAUGURAL (EMERITUS PROFESSOR) JOHN MAYNARD ABORIGINAL HISTORY LECTURE AND OPENING OF THE PURAI INDIGENOUS GLOBAL HISTORY CENTRE
The Inaugural John Maynard Aboriginal History Lecture to be delivered by Distinguished Professor Larissa Behrendt, UTS – ‘Reclaiming our History – The unconventional legacies of John Maynard’ on the occasion of the opening of the Purai Global Indigenous History Centre at our new city location.