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Founders and Survivors research news


On 18 July, the University of Melbourne hosted a workshop for 'Convicts and Diggers' chief researchers. Twenty researchers attended from Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide and Canberra. Discussion centred around research planning for the next three years and beyond.

Project researchers will present at the Histories of Motherhood Symposium (Sydney, September 2011), the Social Science History Association Meeting (Boston, November 2011), the Sustainable Data from Digital Research Conference (Melbourne, December 2011) and the European Social Science History Conference (Glasgow, April 2012).

Forthcoming publications:
R Kippen. ‘ “Incorrect, loose and coarse terms”: classifying nineteenth-century English-language causes of death for modern use. An example from Tasmania.’, Journal of Population Research.
R Kippen and P Gunn. ‘Convict bastards, common-law unions and shotgun weddings: premarital conceptions and exnuptial births in nineteenth-century Tasmania’, Journal of Family History.

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