The First Eric Richards Symposium in British and Australasian History

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Date / time: 31 January - 3 February, 2:49 pm

Flinders University, City Campus

The First Eric Richards Symposium in British and Australasian History

Emeritus Professor Eric Richards was a Professor of History at Flinders University for over 35 years, specialising in British and Australian social history, and specifically on Scottish history and British and Australian immigration history. The ‘Eric Richards Symposium in British and Australasian History’ aims to honour Professor Richards, who remains active as an Emeritus Professor at Flinders University, and to create a regular conference for scholars in Australasia working on British and Australasian history broadly defined (i.e. British history includes imperial/colonial history) for the ‘British and Australasian History Network’.

Theme The theme of the symposium is ‘Movement and Movements’. This theme has been deliberately chosen to reflect the research interests of Professor Richards as well as to include as many scholars working in British and Australasian history as possible.


Professor Alison Bashford, University of Cambridge, UK

Professor Joy Damousi, University of Melbourne

Professor Katie Pickles, University of Canterbury, NZ

Professor Andrew Thompson, University of Exeter, UK

Registration/Dinner A registration fee will apply, but this has been kept to a minimum. 4-day Full Registration: $300; 1-day Full Registration: $120 4-day Student Registration: $150; 1-day Student Registration: $70 The deadline for paying registration fees is 5 December 2016.

A dinner will be arranged, with participants (except keynotes) having to pay.

Publications We envisage several publications to arise out of the symposium. The organisers will be looking at publishing at least one edited volume and one special issue journal. Participants will be approached soon after the conference. Also we encourage participants to take the initiative (so long as the symposium and organisers are acknowledged) to publish collected works.

Organising Committee

Dr Andrekos Varnava, Flinders University

Professor Philip Payton, Flinders University

Ella Stewart-Peters, PhD Candidate, Flinders University

Tony Nugent, PhD Candidate, Flinders University