17-18 September 2015
This symposium sets out to re-think histories of labour rights within the context of economic internationalism. It suggests that there is now a need to broaden and re-think the field of labour rights history and that one way to do this is by focusing on the global response to the problem of coolie trade, what became known as the 'coolie question,' in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Abstracts should be sent to Sophie Loy-Wilson by April 30th 2015.
According to many foreign-policy analysts, Australia punches above its weight in world affairs.
Australia is a medium-sized regional power, hosting last year’s G20 meeting, recently serving a two-year term on the United Nations Security Council and pursuing an increasingly activist foreign policy.
But critics argue Australia’s ambition to be a player on the international stage is a potentially dangerous presumption.
Documenting UNESCO in Australia[3 December 2014]
Professor Glenda Sluga has won funding from the Australian National Commission for UNESCO for a project organised with Professors Kate Darian-Smith and Iain McCalman on ‘Documenting UNESCO in Australia’.