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Webinar: Archaeology and Convict Research

  • 9 Dec 2021
  • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Join Professor of Archaeology at the University of New England, Dr Martin Gibbs, to learn what archaeology projects can tell us about the lives of our convict ancestors.

The presentation will include information about his current projects on the history and archaeology of the convict system in Tasmania, NSW, Norfolk Island and Western Australia.  Dr Gibbs' particular interests are in the structure of the convict system, especially non-institutional sites, and the notion of convicts as a colonizing and industrial force. His ARC funded project  ‘Landscapes of Production and Punishment’ is a multi-disciplinary study by archaeologists, historians and site interpreters from UNE, UTas and the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority. It is charting how labour management practices on the Tasman Peninsula evolved to impact and influence:

  • Changes in the ideologies of convict management, reform and punishment regimes
  • Technologies, processes and physical organisation of craft, industry and labour
  • The shape of an iconic Australian convict landscape
  • The life and work experiences of convicts, including their post-incarceration careers.

Presented by: Prof. Martin Gibbs, UNE        Skill Level: All

This webinar will be recorded for those who are unable to attend live.

Image courtesy of AnagoriaCC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons


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