Enlightened Powers: American, French and British Interactions in Botany Bay, 1789-1800
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg and the German Society for Australian Studies (GASt)
in cooperation with the Interdisciplinary Centre for European Enlightenment Studies (IZEA) and the Muhlenberg Center for American Studies (MCAS)
American whalers, French expeditions, black convicts, veteran officers of the American Revolutionary War, rum, rebellions, and British naval law – the elements that contribute towards a larger picture of Australia's first white settlement seem in place already. This symposium will bring together scholars from different disciplines to create a first, synchronic picture of the interactions (and their implications) of these multinational experiences, backgrounds, and interests relevant to the foundation of Australia's convict colony. We look forward to welcoming all of you in Halle!
As is regular with conferences of the Association of Australian Studies, student participants are very welcome. If you wish to present a poster at the conference, please contact us!
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Dr. Cassandra Pybus, Sydney University
Final Discussion Panel (open to the public):
Prof. Dr. Jennifer L. Anderson (Stony Brook University New York), Prof. Dr. Andrew O’Shaughnessy (Saunders Director of the Center for Jefferson Studies, Monticello, VA), Prof. Dr. Cassandra Pybus (Sydney University)