Trafficking, Smuggling and Illicit Migration in International History: New Geographic and Scalar Perspectives

From 12 April, 2018 to 13 April, 2018

An international workshop in collaboration with UCL and Birkbeck College London.
Convenors: Dr Philippa Hetherington, Dr Julia Laite and Professor Glenda Sluga
Dates: 12-13 April 2018
Location: Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies of Australia (CCANESA), Madsen Building, Eastern Avenue, The University of Sydney
Contact: Dr Phillipa Hetherington 

Workshop Program:

*Thursday April 12*
12:30pm: Registration (CCANESA, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney)
1:00pm: Welcome from Julia Laite, Philippa Hetherington and Glenda Sluga   
Trafficking History Between the International and the Global
1:15pm-2:45pm: Panel 1. Thinking ‘Trafficking’ in the Nineteenth Century
April Haynes (Wisconsin)
Trafficking Discourse before the Twentieth Century: Antislavery Origins, Settler Colonial Applications
Rae Frances (ANU)
Sex work and sex trafficking through the prism of Empire
2:45pm-3:15pm: Afternoon Tea
3:15pm-5:00pm: Panel 2. Situating the Asia-Pacific in the Global History of Trafficking
Sophie Loy Wilson (Sydney)
'Coolie' Alibis: Customs Law, Smuggling and forced Chinese Migration to the Australian colonies 
Sandy Chang (Texas)
From White Slavery to Yellow Traffic: Intimate Labor and the Brothel Economy in British Malaya, 1900s-1930s
*Friday April 13*
9:30am-11:00am: Panel 3. Viewing the Pacific from the USA
Chair: Fiona Paisley
Clare Corbould (Deakin)
Mark Twain’s Punctuation and the Pacific Afterlives of Atlantic Slavery
Sarah Dunstan (Sydney)
Beyond a British Origins Story: Jane Vialle and the United Nation’s Ad-Hoc Committee on Slavery, 1945- 1953.
11:00am-11:30am: Morning Tea 
11:30-1pm: Panel 4: Laws, Regulations, Global Governance
Chair: Glenda Sluga
Jean Allain (Monash)
Papering over Difference: Diplomacy at the 1903 International Conference for the Repression of the White Slave Traffic
Julia Martinez (Wollongong)
Deportation of Chinese Women: The League of Nations on Traffic into Manila
1:00pm-2:00pm: Lunch
2:00pm-3:30pm: Panel 5: Trafficking, Technology and the Humanitarian Impulse
Leslie Barnes (ANU)
Live-Tweeting and Distant Suffering: Nicholas Kristof as Global Savior
Julia Laite (Birkbeck) and Philippa Hetherington (UCL)
Digital Humanities and the Global History of Trafficking: A Work in Progress 
3:30pm-4:00pm Afternoon tea
4:00pm-5:00pm: Roundtable and Final Discussion: featuring Glenda Sluga (Sydney), Fiona Paisley (Griffith), Julia Laite (Birkbeck) and Philippa Hetherington (UCL).

Location: The University of Sydney