Welcome to CASS

The Colonial and Settler Studies Network promotes critical inquiry into the history, theoretical framing, and contemporary legacies of colonialism on a global scale.

We create work that places colonial and settler colonial formations in comparative and connected frames.

CASS reflects the research strengths of our University of Wollongong members and fosters collaboration with other leading scholars in the field in Australia and internationally.

We hold seminars, conferences and other events. We are @cass_network on Twitter. To be included on our mailing list, email us at cass-admin@uow.edu.au.

Recent Posts

Chinese Women in World History conference, Taipei, July 2017

In early July 2017 two CASS members, Julia Martinez and Kate Bagnall, attended the International Conference on Chinese Women in World History conference in Taipei, Taiwan – hosted by the Institute for Modern History at Academia Sinica, Taiwan’s national research academy. The conference brought together more than 120 researchers from Taiwan, mainland China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Europe, the United States and Australia for four days of stimulating papers and discussion.

Julia and Kate presented as part of a panel titled ‘Invisible Chinese women and colonial life’, one of two sessions organised by University of Queensland historian Dr Mei-fen Kuo. Julia’s paper explored Chinese women and trafficking into Manila in the 1920s and 1930s, based on research undertaken for her Future Fellowship on the history of trafficking in the Asia-Pacific region. Kate spoke on her ongoing work of uncovering the lives of Chinese women in colonial New South Wales from the 1850s to 1870s.

The conference was a great opportunity to meet and talk to historians from around the world, about the joys and challenges of researching women’s lives and about our own work as feminist scholars. It was also a great chance to sample some fantastic Taiwanese bento boxes for lunch!

  1. Lionel Frost seminar, 28 July 2017 Comments Off on Lionel Frost seminar, 28 July 2017
  2. New book by Claire Lowrie – Masters and Servants Comments Off on New book by Claire Lowrie – Masters and Servants
  3. Ann Curthoys lecture and book launch, 16 June 2016 Comments Off on Ann Curthoys lecture and book launch, 16 June 2016
  4. New book by Julia Martinez and Adrian Vickers – The Pearl Frontier Comments Off on New book by Julia Martinez and Adrian Vickers – The Pearl Frontier
  5. New book by Jane Carey and Jane Lydon – Indigenous Networks: Mobility, Connections and Exchange Comments Off on New book by Jane Carey and Jane Lydon – Indigenous Networks: Mobility, Connections and Exchange