Roundtable on Gender, History and Memory

The Centre for Critical Human Rights Research presents a Roundtable on Gender, History and Memory

– Associate Professor Katharine McGregor (University of Melbourne)
– Dr Lucia Sorbera (University of Sydney)
– Dr Sharon Crozier-De Rosa (University of Wollongong)

TIME: Tuesday 28 May 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

VENUE: Research Hub (19.2072), Building 19, University of Wollongong.

RSVP to Linh Nguyen (

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Roundtable: The Global Refugee Crisis

Hélène Lambert (Law) Phil Orchard (HSI) and Atsushi Yamagata (HSI) reflect on the current refugee crisis and relevant policies.

DATE: Tuesday 4 December

TIME: 2:00 ~ 3:30 p.m.

VENUE: 20.5


RSVP to Linh Nguyen by Friday 30 November.

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SDG ‘snorkel’

We invite you and your team to dip your toe in the water and explore how your organisations’ plans and activities are aligned to the SDGs

Thursday 15th November, 2018 | 9.30am – 12pm | Shellharbour City Council


Organisations are becoming increasingly aware of the SDGs yet have little idea on where to start. This workshop aims to provide further background and supporting tools to begin your pursuit of the SDGs at a local level.


A panel of local organisations will share experiences of mapping their existing plans and activities to the SDGs. This will be followed by an overview of selected SDG mapping tools which can support putting the SDGs into action. Participants will then have the opportunity to workshop their own SDG mapping by applying these tools and knowledge to their own organisation.


Taking the first step is always the hardest. Join with a group of like-minded local organisations who want to be part of creating a more sustainable future for all. Learn from organisations who have already begun their journey, recognise how your work is already partly aligned to the SDGs, and share in a local conversation about global issues – “we’re all in this together”.

Address: 76 Cygnet Avenue, Shellharbour City Centre | Phone: 02 4283 8111 – Healthy Cities Illawarra Morning tea provided – no cost |

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Masterclass and Roundtable with Professors Andreas Bieler and Adam David Morton on Global Capitalism, Global War, Global Crisis

The Centre for Critical Human Rights Research invites you to a Masterclass and Roundtable with Professors Andreas Bieler (University of Nottingham) and Adam David Morton (University of Sydney) on their new book Global Capitalism, Global War, Global Crisis (Cambridge University Press, 2018)

DATE: Monday, 10 December 2018

Master class for HDRs: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Roundtable discussion: 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Research Hub, 19.2072, University of Wollongong

To apply for the Master Class: email Susan Engel outlining why you’d like to participate by Friday 30 November.

To attend the Master Class or Roundtable RSVP to Linh Nguyen by Friday 30 November.

The book assesses the forces of social struggle shaping the past and present of the global political economy from the perspective of historical materialism. It analyses historical and contemporary themes about capitalist expansion, the role of the state and geopolitics, and conditions of exploitation and resistance.

Adam David Morton is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Sydney. He is the author of a prize-winning book and the founding editor of the blog Progress in Political Economy (PPE).

Andreas Bieler is Professor of Political Economy and Fellow of the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ) at the University of Nottingham. He is the author, co-author, co-editor of a number of transnational labour solidarity related books. See his blog at

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Global Climate Change Week 2018

Global Climate Change Week (GCCWeek) is organising a meeting to make a start on planning this year’s GCCWeek activities at UOW (October 15-21). Please come along if you have any ideas for activities or are interested in getting involved in some other way.

When: Next Thursday July 19: 11.30-12.30

Where: 20.05


Global climate change week ( is an initiative that originated at UOW in 2015, aiming to encourage academic communities – including academics, students, and professional staff at universities – in all disciplines and countries to engage with each other, their communities, and policy makers on climate change action and solutions.

Registration is already open for GCCWeek 2018 (

For information about GCCWeek activities at UOW in previous years, see

A new initiative this year is the UOW Climate Communicators program, which aims to get UOW academics into as many Illawarra secondary schools as possible. Thus far 14 local high schools, from Bulli in the north to Kiama in the south, have expressed interest in having a UOW academic talk about climate change from the perspective of their discipline. If you would like to be part of this program and can commit to visiting one high school during or around GCCWeek please contact George Takacs on

Global Climate Change Week (GCCWeek) aims to encourage academic communities – including academics, students, and non-academic staff at universities – to engage with each other, their communities, and policy makers on climate change actions and solutions.

In this, its fourth year GCCWeek will take place on October 15-21. For examples of GCCWeek activities carried out in previous years see the links given herehere and here. For advice on organising GCCWeek at your university see here.

So please consider taking part (you can register your interest here and register activities here), follow us on twitter, and help to spread the word about GCCWeek.

(For more information please email

Alexander Brown’s book launch: Anti-nuclear Protest in Post-Fukushima Tokyo Power Struggles


BOOK LAUNCH: Anti-nuclear Protest in Post-Fukushima Tokyo

by Alexander Brown

This book explores the politics of anti-nuclear activism in Tokyo after the Fukushima nuclear disaster of March 2011. Analyzing the protests in the context of a longer history of citizen activism in Tokyo, it also situates the movement within the framework of a global struggle for democracy, from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street.

Alexander Brown completed a prize-winning PhD at the University of Wollongong in 2015. He is currently a Lecturer in the School of International Studies, University of Technology Sydney. His current research focuses on transnational activist networks in Japan and the Asia-Pacific region.

The book will be launched by Professor Vera Mackie, Senior Professor of Asian Studies and Director of the Centre for Critical Human Rights Research.

5:00 pm for a 5:30 pm start

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Research Hub, 19.2072, University of Wollongong

RSVP to Linh Nguyen <> by Friday 20 July for catering purposes.

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Jane Haggis Seminar and Launch of ‘Shame and the Anti-Feminist Backlash’

CASS, FRN and CCHR invite you to the following:


Date: Monday 19 March 2018
Seminar: 3.00pm to 4.30pm, Book Launch: 4.30pm to 5.30pm
Location: Panizzi Room, UOW Library

Associate Professor Jane Haggis: College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Flinders University

What Was the Steward Up to? Indian Women Touring Europe in the 1930s: Vernaculars of Friendship, Cosmopolitanisms and Anti-Colonialisms at the End of Empire  

Jane Haggis is an historian who combines historical analysis with social and cultural theory. Her research interests are wide, but cluster around three themes: cross-cultural encounters, affect and power in imperial and post-imperial contexts. She has published widely internationally in feminist historiography and gender and empire, and is currently leading an Australian Research Council funded project [DP 170104310 2017-2019), ‘Beyond Empire transnational religious networks & liberal cosmopolitanisms’ with Professor Margaret Allen, Professor Fiona Paisley and Professor Clare Midgley. With these scholars she recently published, Cosmopolitan Lives on the Cusp of Empire: Interfaith, Cross-Cultural and Transnational Networks, 1860-1950, Palgrave Pivot, 2017. Her long engagement with critical race studies most recently saw the publication of “Situated Knowledge or Ego (His)toire?: Memory, History and the She-Migrant in an Imaginary of ‘Terra Nullius’” Ngapartji, Ngapartji. In turn, in turn: Ego-Histoire, Europe and Indigenous Australians (ANU Lives Series in Biography, 2014). It also led to an Australian Research Council funded project (with S Schech) From Stranger to Citizen: Migration, Modernisation and Racialisation in the Making of the New Australian” (DP 0665782) results from which she most recently published in “White Australia and Otherness: The Limits to Hospitality” in Cultures in Refuge: Seeking Sanctuary in Modern Australia (2012). She is currently working on a monograph from that project, provisionally titled: Storying the borderlands: imaginaries of modernity and the refugee in Australia. The book (with S Schech) Culture and Development, (2000), pioneered a postcolonial feminist analysis of International Development and remains a seminal text.

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Associate Professor Haggis will then launch:

Shame and the Anti-Feminist Backlash, Britain, Ireland and Australia, 1890-1920 (Routledge 2018)

Dr Sharon Crozier-De Rosa

Shame and the Anti-Feminist Backlash examines how women opposed to the feminist campaign for the vote in early twentieth-century Britain, Ireland, and Australia used shame as a political tool. It demonstrates just how proficient women were in employing a diverse vocabulary of emotions – drawing on concepts like embarrassment, humiliation, honour, courage, and chivalry – in the attempt to achieve their political goals. It looks at how far nationalist contexts informed each gendered emotional community at a time when British imperial networks were under extreme duress. The book presents a unique history of gender and shame which demonstrates just how versatile and ever-present this social emotion was in the feminist politics of the British Empire in the early decades of the twentieth century. It employs a fascinating new thematic lens to histories of anti-feminist/feminist entanglements by tracing national and transnational uses of emotions by women to police their own political communities. It also challenges the common notion that shame had little place in a modernizing world by revealing how far groups of patriotic womanhood, globally, deployed shame to combat the effects of feminist activism.

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Unpacking the Sustainable Development Goals

Healthy Cities Illawarra in partnership with the University of Wollongong and La Trobe Business School invite you to engage in a conversation about the relevance of the SDGs. Our keynote speaker and a panel of representatives from Local Government, Education, Industry, Not for Profit and Community sectors will share their insights and response to incorporating the SDGs within their organisations.

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Date and Time

Wed. 15 November 2017

7:45 am – 10:00 am AEDT

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Belmore/Keira Room

North Wollongong, NSW 2500

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