Studying the paths to independence of Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Nauru, as documented in the National Archives of Australia, offers a distinctive perspective on Australia’s role as administering power of external territories for which it had United Nations trusteeship responsibilities (though only in part for PNG).
Two recent developments in political theory are the following. On the one hand, Miranda Fricker (2007) has argued that people suffer a distinctively epistemic form of injustice when they are harmed in their capacity as a knower. On the other hand, a range of authors have followed Daniel Butt (2004) in arguing that benefiting from injustice ('BFI') can be a source of moral obligation. I argue that consideration of the special case of Epistemic Injustice can teach us valuable lessions about the contours of BFI more generally.
Join Frank Bongiorno, Associate Professor, School of History, Australian National University to delve into the lives of the Denmans and explore a fascinating period of Australian history.
This public event is related to the Gallery's current exhibition Peace, Love and World War: The Denmans, 1910-1917, Empire and Australia.
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Minister in the Nawaz Sharif government in the 1990s, and Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States from 1991-1994, Syeda Abida Hussain has detailed 40 years of experience in a recently published book.
As part of an international project on colonisation and Indigenous health transitions, we have used the Koori Health Research Database (KHRD), an individual-level reconstitution of the Victorian Aboriginal population, to document the demographic and epidemiological transitions of Victorian Kooris from colonisation through to the resurgence of the population in the twentieth century. We discuss problems of population definition, and present new analyses of fertility and survival for the Koori population.
This presentation will discuss evolving developments in data collection quality control and quality monitoring in international survey research and the challenges and opportunities brought about by the diffusion of affordable technology to developing and transitional countries. Data collection technologies that have been widely used in the the developed world are increasingly being adapted and used in new contexts.
Preliminary analysis of the Indigenous sample of the 2015 Northern Territory Gambling Prevalence and Wellbeing Survey
This seminar explores the themes of a research project into reciprocal accountability and the public value created by Aboriginal organisations in the Kimberley. The concept of public value was advanced by Moore in the early 1980s when neo-liberal public management first threatened to dominate the administrative apparatus of the Anglophone states. It has been refined since, and offers an alternative, now that neo-liberal public management faces widespread public disillusion.
Analyses of mortality data in Australia generally do not examine the period before the formation of the Commonwealth Bureau of Census and Statistics in 1905. Yet detailed information on death and its causes is available from the commencement of civil registration in the colonies in the mid-nineteenth century, beginning with Tasmania as far back as 1838. By 1856, all colonies had enacted legislation for the compulsory registration of births, deaths and marriages.
Frank Bongiorno - Welcome: Why does the centenary of the conscription crisis matter?
I distinguish 20th century Constructivists (e.g. Goodman, Putnam) whose anti-Realism is global and is motivated by epistemic and semantic concerns about Realism from 21st century Constructivists (e.g.