Lost archive: Photographs from the Upper Sepik

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In 1913-14, Richard Thurnwald was exploring in the upper Sepik area and reached Telefomin 19 September 1914. He then explored to the headwaters of the Sand and North Rivers and returned to his… Continue reading

War Trophies and Curios in the Papers

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  Christine’s new book (with Barry Craig, from the South Australia Museum, and Ron Vanderwal, from Museum Victoria), has attracted very positive reviews in the media. Tony Wright, ‘Melbourne Museum’s lost collection of… Continue reading

Christine Winter and Barry Craig in The Drawing Room

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Recently Christine Winter and her co-author of War Trophies or Curios, Barry Craig, spoke with Patricia Karvelas in The Drawing Room, on Radio National. They discussed the violence that has recently been introduced into… Continue reading

Racial Conceptions in the Lusophone World

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On 5-7 April, Race and Ethnicity in the Global South, in conjunction with FAPERJ (Rio de Janeiro) and the Wellcome Trust, will host an international workshop in Rio de Janeiro: RACIAL CONCEPTIONS IN THE… Continue reading

HPS Winter School: Biological Individuality

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Warwick Anderson, together with Professors Lynn Nyhart (Madison-Wisconsin), Alan Love (Minnesota) and Paul Griffiths (Sydney) will lead a winter school course in the History and Philosophy of Science Winter School, ‘Philosophical and Historical… Continue reading

Christine Winter: Matthew Flinders Fellowship

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Christine Winter has received one of the first three Matthew Flinders Fellowships, created to mark the 50th anniversary of Flinders University. The 3-5 year research-intensive fellowships, twelve in total, represent an effort to strengthen… Continue reading

Tracking the history of science in Brewarrina

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Warwick Anderson and Miranda Johnson have an article in the first edition of the new SOPHI Magazine: ‘Tracking the History of Science in Brewarrina’. They write about their ARC Discovery Project, Aboriginal Communities… Continue reading

Histories of the Red Cross Movement: Continuity & Change

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Christine Winter is co-convening the conference Histories of the Red Cross Movement: Continuity & Change, 9-11 September 2016, with Professor Melanie Oppenheimer (Flinders University, Professor Neville Wylie (University of Nottingham) and Dr James Crossland (Liverpool John Moores… Continue reading

The Making of Intolerant Bodies: A Short History of Autoimmunity – The Promise and Peril of Collaboration between Scientist and Historian

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This article, by Warwick Anderson and Ian R. Mackay, was published in the October 2015 edition of the HSS Newsletter, and online. Anderson and Mackay believe their unusual writing collaboration, which produced Intolerant Bodies: A… Continue reading

Gillian Cowlishaw Among the Historians

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In 1986, Gillian Cowlishaw lamented that what passed for social anthropology in Australia had been really ‘social archaeology’.[1] Social anthropologists, she argued, tended to reify Aboriginal ‘culture’, treating it as somehow immune from… Continue reading