A PhD scholarship is available for a student investigate Violence on the Colonial Frontier under the supervision of Professor Lyndall Ryan.
Prospective candidates are invited to submit a topic that will complement the project 'Intimacy and Violence in Anglo Pacific Rim Colonial Societies, 1830-1930' in the Centre for the History of Violence at the University of Newcastle. Topics on colonial violence or frontier colonial violence are welcomed.
The candidate will be supervised by Professor Lyndall Ryan with input from Professor Philip Dwyer.
ARC DP 'Intimacy and Violence in Anglo Pacific Rim Colonial Societies, 1830-1930'
Violence and intimacy were both fundamental to the formation of settler colonial societies, yet we know surprisingly little of how they were connected. Through a large-scale collaboration of leading scholars, this project aims to produce the first transnational analysis of intimacy and violence as key, intertwined vectors in the development of settler societies across the colonial Anglophone Pacific Rim.
Drawing out connections between the broad-scale dynamics of colonial rule and the violent and intimate domains of its implementation on the ground, the project aims to generate new comparative insights into the development of colonial settler cultures and create enhanced understanding of their legacies for western settler democracies today.
Enquiries can be directed to Professor Lyndall Ryan
Phone: +61 2 4921 6692