Dr Claire Lowrie

PhD UOW
Lecturer in Australian History

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

Claire Lowrie joined the department in 2012. She has lectured in Australian history and global history at the University of Newcastle (Australia) and the University of Auckland. Her research is focused on the history of colonialism in Southeast Asia and northern Australia.

Research interests

  • Australian history
  • Southeast Asian history
  • Transnational history
  • Colonial history
  • Cross-cultural contact histories
  • Domestic service

Teaching and supervision

Teaching
HSTY1089 - Australia: Blood on the Wattle
HSTY2604 - Popular Culture in Australia 1850-1945
HSTY2614 - Living in Modern Australia

Associate Supervision (PhD)
Justine Greenwood, The Migrant's Holiday: Tourism and Migrant Settlement in Australia, 1945–2010
Tiarne Barrett, The Normalisation of Contraceptive Sterilisation in post-war Australia

Current projects

  • Masters and Servants: Cultures of Empire in the Tropics, 1880-1930
  • Houseboys: A transcolonial history of domestic service in the Asia-Pacific (with Julia Martinez, Victoria Haskins, and Frances Steel)
    ARC Discovery Grant 2011-2013

Selected grants

2012

  • Houseboys: A transcolonial history of domestic service in the Asia-Pacific; Martinez J, Haskins V, Steel F, Lowrie C; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2011

  • Teaching and Learning Project Grant: Visual media texts: teaching and assessing the humanities and social sciences in a post-literate age; Parks R, Bennett J, Grushka K, May J, Imre R, Falzon C, Beirne R, Donnelly D, Sharp H, Lowrie C; University of Newcastle/Teaching and Learning Project Grant.
  • Domestic Service and Colonial History; Lowrie C; Research institute for social inclusion and wellbeing/Grant.

2010

  • New Staff Grant: A Hidden History of 'Houseboys' in Singapore and Darwin, 1890s-1930s; Lowrie C; University of Newcastle/New Staff Grant.

2009

  • University Research Council Grant: A Hidden History of 'Houseboys': Colonial Power and Male Domestic Servants in the American Phillippines, 1898-1935; Martinez J, Lowrie C; University of Wollongong/University Research Council Grant.
  • Northern Territory History Grant: A History of Chinese and Aboriginal Male Servants in Darwin, 1870-1930s; Lowrie C; Northern Territory Government/Northern Territory History Grant.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Lowrie, C. (2011). Masters and Servants: Cultures of Empire in the Tropics, 1880-1930. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press.

Edited Books

  • Haskins, V., Lowrie, C. (2013). Colonization and Domestic Service: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (forthcoming). NY: Routledge.

Book Chapters

  • Lowrie, C. (2014). Colonization and Domestic Service: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. In V. Haskins & C. Lowrie (Eds.), Colonization and Domestic Service: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (forthcoming). NY: Routledge.
  • Lowrie, C. (2014). White Women and Chinese “Houseboys�?: Domestic Politics in Singapore and Darwin from the 1910s to the 1930s. In V. Haskins & C. Lowrie (Eds.), Colonization and Domestic Service: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (forthcoming). NY: Routledge.
  • Lowrie, C. (2012). Darwin in 1911: A Colonial City at the Crossroads of Asia. In Robert Reece (Eds.), The Northern Territory in 2011.
  • Lowrie, C. (2011). Living History: The Colony. In James E. Bennett, Rebecca Beirne (Eds.), Making film and television histories : Australia and New Zealand, (pp. 285-290). London, UK: I.B. Tauris.
  • Lowrie, C. (2005). Disruptions, displacements and homecoming : exploring colonial attitudes toward migration and mobility in Australia and Malaya. In Beatriz P. Lorente, Nicola Piper, Shen Hsiu-Hua, Brenda S. A. Yeoh (Eds.), Asian Migrations Sojourning, Displacement, Homecoming and Other Travels, (pp. 128-154). Singapore University Press.

Journals

  • Lowrie, C. (2013). White "men" and their Chinese "boys": sexuality, masculinity and colonial power in Darwin and Singapore, 1880s-1930s. History Australia, 10(1), 35-57.
  • Lowrie, C. (2012). Contact Zones: Sport and Race in the Northern Territory, 1869-1953. Journal of Northern Territory History, 23, 94-96.
  • Martinez, J., Lowrie, C. (2012). Everyday American colonialism: Adapting to Chinese and Filipino domestic servants in the Philippines. Unknown.
  • Lowrie, C. (2012). Exotic Australians. History Australia, 9(3), 237-239.
  • Martinez, J., Lowrie, C. (2012). Transcolonial Influences on Everyday American Imperialism: The Politics of Chinese Domestic Servants in the Philippines. Pacific Historical Review, 81(4), 511-536.
  • Lowrie, C. (2011). The Transcolonial Politics of Chinese Domestic Mastery in Singapore and Darwin 1910s-1930s. Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, 12(3).
  • Martinez, J., Lowrie, C. (2009). Colonial Constructions of Masculinity: Transforming Aboriginal Australian Men into 'Houseboys'. Gender and History, 21(2), 305-323.
  • Lowrie, C. (2008). Domestic 'slaves' and the rhetoric of 'protection' in Darwin and Singapore during the 1920s and 1930s. Journal of the Oriental Society of Australia, 39-40(Part 2), 334-356.

Conferences

  • Lowrie, C. (2012). A Transnational Labour of Love? Discourse and Domestic Servants in Darwin and Singapore 1900-1942. International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS 4), Shanghai, China.
  • Lowrie, C. (2011). Darwin in 1911: A Colonial City. Northern Territory Centenary History Seminar, Darwin.
  • Lowrie, C. (2011). Solar Topees and Servants: A History of Darwin and Singapore, 1890-1911. Australian Historical Association Regional Conference, Launceston.
  • Lowrie, C. (2010). Our Mongolian Colonists. Australian Historical Association Biennial Conference, Perth.
  • Lowrie, C. (2009). The New Mem would do well to beware the houseboy': Chinese Male Servants and the White Mistress in Darwin and Singapore, 1910s - 1920s. Interracial Intimacies: New Zealand Histories Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.
  • Lowrie, C. (2008). In Service of Empire: British Colonialism and Male Domestic Servants in Darwin and Singapore, 1890s-1920s. Waged Domestic Work and the Making of the Modern World Conference, Warwick, UK.
  • Lowrie, C. (2007). Masters and Servants / Colonisers and Colonised: The Chinese in Singapore and Darwin, 1890-1910. International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS 5), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Lowrie, C. (2006). Sold and Stolen: Domestic "slaves" and the rhetoric of "protection" in Darwin and Singapore during the 1920s. ASEAN Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore.
  • Lowrie, C. (2006). Sold and Stolen: Domestic "slaves" and the rhetoric of "protection" in Darwin and Singapore during the 1920s and 1930s. 16th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia, Wollongong.
  • Lowrie, C. (2005). Disruptions, displacements and homecoming : exploring colonial attitudes toward migration and mobility in Australia and Malaya. Asia Trends 3: Asian Migrations, Singapore.

2014

  • Lowrie, C. (2014). Colonization and Domestic Service: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. In V. Haskins & C. Lowrie (Eds.), Colonization and Domestic Service: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (forthcoming). NY: Routledge.
  • Lowrie, C. (2014). White Women and Chinese “Houseboys�?: Domestic Politics in Singapore and Darwin from the 1910s to the 1930s. In V. Haskins & C. Lowrie (Eds.), Colonization and Domestic Service: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (forthcoming). NY: Routledge.

2013

  • Haskins, V., Lowrie, C. (2013). Colonization and Domestic Service: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (forthcoming). NY: Routledge.
  • Lowrie, C. (2013). White "men" and their Chinese "boys": sexuality, masculinity and colonial power in Darwin and Singapore, 1880s-1930s. History Australia, 10(1), 35-57.

2012

  • Lowrie, C. (2012). A Transnational Labour of Love? Discourse and Domestic Servants in Darwin and Singapore 1900-1942. International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS 4), Shanghai, China.
  • Lowrie, C. (2012). Contact Zones: Sport and Race in the Northern Territory, 1869-1953. Journal of Northern Territory History, 23, 94-96.
  • Lowrie, C. (2012). Darwin in 1911: A Colonial City at the Crossroads of Asia. In Robert Reece (Eds.), The Northern Territory in 2011.
  • Martinez, J., Lowrie, C. (2012). Everyday American colonialism: Adapting to Chinese and Filipino domestic servants in the Philippines. Unknown.
  • Lowrie, C. (2012). Exotic Australians. History Australia, 9(3), 237-239.
  • Martinez, J., Lowrie, C. (2012). Transcolonial Influences on Everyday American Imperialism: The Politics of Chinese Domestic Servants in the Philippines. Pacific Historical Review, 81(4), 511-536.

2011

  • Lowrie, C. (2011). Darwin in 1911: A Colonial City. Northern Territory Centenary History Seminar, Darwin.
  • Lowrie, C. (2011). Living History: The Colony. In James E. Bennett, Rebecca Beirne (Eds.), Making film and television histories : Australia and New Zealand, (pp. 285-290). London, UK: I.B. Tauris.
  • Lowrie, C. (2011). Masters and Servants: Cultures of Empire in the Tropics, 1880-1930. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press.
  • Lowrie, C. (2011). Solar Topees and Servants: A History of Darwin and Singapore, 1890-1911. Australian Historical Association Regional Conference, Launceston.
  • Lowrie, C. (2011). The Transcolonial Politics of Chinese Domestic Mastery in Singapore and Darwin 1910s-1930s. Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, 12(3).

2010

  • Lowrie, C. (2010). Our Mongolian Colonists. Australian Historical Association Biennial Conference, Perth.

2009

  • Martinez, J., Lowrie, C. (2009). Colonial Constructions of Masculinity: Transforming Aboriginal Australian Men into 'Houseboys'. Gender and History, 21(2), 305-323.
  • Lowrie, C. (2009). The New Mem would do well to beware the houseboy': Chinese Male Servants and the White Mistress in Darwin and Singapore, 1910s - 1920s. Interracial Intimacies: New Zealand Histories Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

2008

  • Lowrie, C. (2008). Domestic 'slaves' and the rhetoric of 'protection' in Darwin and Singapore during the 1920s and 1930s. Journal of the Oriental Society of Australia, 39-40(Part 2), 334-356.
  • Lowrie, C. (2008). In Service of Empire: British Colonialism and Male Domestic Servants in Darwin and Singapore, 1890s-1920s. Waged Domestic Work and the Making of the Modern World Conference, Warwick, UK.

2007

  • Lowrie, C. (2007). Masters and Servants / Colonisers and Colonised: The Chinese in Singapore and Darwin, 1890-1910. International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS 5), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2006

  • Lowrie, C. (2006). Sold and Stolen: Domestic "slaves" and the rhetoric of "protection" in Darwin and Singapore during the 1920s. ASEAN Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore.
  • Lowrie, C. (2006). Sold and Stolen: Domestic "slaves" and the rhetoric of "protection" in Darwin and Singapore during the 1920s and 1930s. 16th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia, Wollongong.

2005

  • Lowrie, C. (2005). Disruptions, displacements and homecoming : exploring colonial attitudes toward migration and mobility in Australia and Malaya. In Beatriz P. Lorente, Nicola Piper, Shen Hsiu-Hua, Brenda S. A. Yeoh (Eds.), Asian Migrations Sojourning, Displacement, Homecoming and Other Travels, (pp. 128-154). Singapore University Press.
  • Lowrie, C. (2005). Disruptions, displacements and homecoming : exploring colonial attitudes toward migration and mobility in Australia and Malaya. Asia Trends 3: Asian Migrations, Singapore.

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