Race, Encounters and the Constitution of Human difference in Oceania


Event details


Date & time

Wednesday 20 January 2010 to Friday 22 January 2010


Coombs Lecture Theatre, H C Coombs Building No 9, Cnr Fellows Road and Garran Road, ANU


Warwick Anderson (University of Sydney) Michael Bravo (University of Cambridge) and Rainer Buschmann (Purdue University


Bronwen Douglas
6125 3175
This conference will showcase the results of an Australian Research Council-funded project on the history of the Euro-American science of race and actual encounters between indigenous people and outsiders in Oceania - spanning Australia, the Pacific Islands, New Guinea, New Zealand, and maritime Southeast Asia
Particular themes include: the application of racial ideas by European travellers, missionaries, naturalists, settlers, administrators, or anthropologists in the context of encounters with indigenous people. The impact of local agency on the reactions and representations of such outsiders and the influence of field studies on scientific knowledge

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