Professor Jane Lydon
Wesfarmers Chair in Australian History
Western Australian History, Centre for
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The University of Western Australia (M208)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
- +61 8 6488 2131
- Room 1.19, Arts Building, Perth campus
Discipline Chair/Wesfarmers Chair in Australian History
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The University of Western Australia (M208)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
- +61 8 6488 2131
- Room 1.19, Arts Building, Crawley campus
- MA PhD ANU
In prep. Photography, Humanitarianism, Empire. Bloomsbury, London.
2014 (editor) Calling the Shots: Aboriginal Photographies. Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra.
2014 (co-editor with Jane Carey) Indigenous Networks: Transnational Mobility, Connections and Exchange. Routledge Studies in Cultural History, New York.
2012 The Flash of Recognition: Photography and the emergence of Indigenous rights. NewSouth Books.
*Winner Qld Literary Awards: Uni.of Southern Queensland History Book Award
*Short-listed NSW Premier's Awards, Multicultural category
*Short-listed for the 2013 Literature Award, Australian Human Rights Commission
*Short-listed for the 2013 Chief Minister NT’s History Book Award
2011 (co-editor with Liz Conor) Double Take: Visual Culture and Colonial Australia. Special issue of Journal of Australian Studies, 35(2), June.
2010 (co-editor with Uzma Z.Rizvi) Handbook to Postcolonialism and Archaeology, World Archaeological Congress Research Handbooks in Archaeology Series, Left Coast Press, Walnut Creek CA.
2010 (co-editor with Jeremy Ash and Michael Morrison) The Archaeology of Australian Missions. Special Issue of the International Journal of Historical Archaeology.
2009 Fantastic Dreaming: the archaeology of an Australian Aboriginal mission. AltaMira Press, Lanham MD.
*Winner, Australian Archaeological Association’s 2010 John Mulvaney Book Award
*Winner, Graham Connah Award for Best Publication, Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology
2005 Eye Contact: Photographing Indigenous Australians. Duke University Press, Durham NC.
2005 (co-editor with Tracy Ireland) Object Lessons: Archaeology and Heritage in Australia. Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne. (Reprinted in 2008)
1999 Many Inventions: The Chinese in the Rocks 1890-1930, Monash Publications in History, Melbourne.
(in prep., ) ‘Post/colonial Photographies’ in Gil Pasternak (ed), The Handbook of Photography Studies, London: Bloomsbury Publishing.
(in press) ‘Afterword: Naming our love’, in Steve Brown, Anne Clarke and Ursula Frederick (eds), Object Stories: Artifacts and Archaeologists, Left Coast Press, Walnut Creek, California.
(in press) ‘Photography Across Cultures’ in Judy Annear (ed.) The Photograph in Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales.
(in press) ‘The interesting couple: Simon Wonga in 1857’, in Anne Maxwell and Gael Newton (eds) Migration <> Exchange: Early Australian Photography, Queensland Centre of Photography, Brisbane.
(in press) ‘Photography, Authenticity and Victoria’s Aborigines Protection Act (1886)’ in Leigh Boucher and Lynette Russell (eds) Settler Colonial Governance in Victoria, 1851-1900. [Submitted to Aboriginal History/ANU E-press]
(in press 2013) ‘Intimacy and Distance: Life on the Australian Aboriginal Mission,’ in Neal Ferris, Rodney Harrison and Michael Wilcox (eds) The Archaeology of the Colonized and its Contribution to Global Archaeological Theory, Oxford University Press.
(in press) ‘Photography and History’ in Kirsty Reid and Fiona Paisley (eds) Approaching the Imperial Archive: Sources and Methods in Histories of Colonialism, Routledge Studies in Cultural History, New York.
2014 ‘Living Pictures: Photography, re-enactment and colonialism’ in Kate Darian-Smith and Penelope Edmonds (eds), Conciliation on Colonial Frontiers: Conflict, Performance, and Commemoration in Australia and the Pacific Rim. Routledge Studies in Cultural History, New York.
2014 ‘Picturing Macassan-Yolngu histories’ in Jane Carey and Jane Lydon (eds) Indigenous Networks and ‘Transnational’ Cultures. Routledge Studies in Cultural History, New York.
2014 Introduction ‘Calling the Shots’ (Lydon), in Jane Lydon (ed.) Calling the Shots: Aboriginal Photographies. Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra. Also five chapters:
•‘Photographing Indigenous People in New South Wales’ (Lydon and Braithwaite),
•‘Photographing Koories: Photograph and Exchange in Victoria’
•‘Photographing South Australian Indigenous People: ‘far more gentlemanly than many’ (Lydon and Braithwaite)
•‘Photographing the Outback: the last frontier?’ (Lydon and Braithwaite)
•‘The ‘Myalls’ Ultimatum’: Photography and Yolŋu in Eastern Arnhem Land, 1917’ (Baymarrwangga, James, Lydon)
2013 ‘The Two Objects: Materiality, invisibility and Australian heritage’ in Tony Bennett (ed), Challenging (the) Humanities: Proceedings of the 2012 Australian Academy of the Humanities Annual Symposium, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne.
2010 (with Uzma Rizvi) ‘Introduction: Postcolonialism and archaeology’. In Handbook of Postcolonialism and Archaeology, World Archaeological Congress Research Handbooks in Archaeology Series, Left Coast Press, Inc, 17-33. [And five short book section introductions]
2010 (with Uzma Rizvi) ‘Epilogue’. In Handbook of Postcolonialism and Archaeology, World Archaeological Congress Research Handbooks in Archaeology Series, Left Coast Press, Inc, 495-503.
2010 ‘“Fantastic Dreaming”: Ebenezer mission as Moravian utopia and Wotjobaluk responses.‘ In P. Edmonds and T. Banivanua Mar (eds), Making Settler Colonial Space: Perspectives on Race, Place and Identity. Palgrave Macmillan, London
2010 ‘A “victory for our common humanity”: Anzac day, Heritage and Globalisation,’ In Ruth Rentschler and Anne-Marie Hede(eds) Reflections on Anzac Day: From one Millennium to the Next, Heidelberg Press, 135-46.
2009 ‘A strange time machine: The Tracker, Black and White and Rabbit Proof Fence’ Reprinted in Creative Nation: Australian Cinema and Cultural Studies Reader. Ed. Amit Sarwal and Reema Sarwal. New Delhi: SSS Publications, pp. 166-79. (*Originally published in 2004 in Australian Historical Studies 123:137-48.)
2009 ‘Young and Free: the Australian past in a global future’ In Lynn Meskell (ed) Cosmopolitan Archaeologies. Duke University Press, pp. 28-47.
2008 ‘Contested Landscapes’ in Bruno David (ed.), Handbook of Landscape Archaeology, World Archaeological Congress Research Handbooks in Archaeology Series, Left Coast Press, Inc, pp. 654-660.
2007 ‘Archaeology and museum interpretation, or, telling stories about the past’ in H. Burke and C. Smith (eds) Archaeology to Delight and Instruct: Active Learning in the University Classroom. One World Archaeology Series No. 49, Left Coast Press, Walnut Creek, pp. 241-44.
2006 ‘Pacific Encounters, or Beyond the Islands of History’, In M. Hall and S. Silliman (eds), Historical Archaeology. Blackwell Studies in Global Archaeology, Oxford, pp. 293-312.
2005 (with T. Ireland) ‘Introduction: Touchstones’ In J. Lydon and T. Ireland (eds) Object Lessons: Archaeology and Heritage in Australian Society. Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, pp. 1-30.
2005 ‘”Men in black”: the Blacktown Native Institution and the Origins of the “stolen generations”’ In J. Lydon and T. Ireland (eds) Object Lessons: Archaeology and Heritage in Australia. Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, pp. 201-224.
2004 ‘Archaeological Heritage Management in Australia: from professionalism to democratisation?’ in T. Murray (ed.) Archaeology From Australia. Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, pp. 85-97.
2003 ‘Seeing each other: colonial photography in nineteenth-century Victoria', In S. Lawrence (ed.), Archaeologies of the British: Explorations of Identity in Great Britain and its Colonies 1600-1945, One World Archaeology Series, Routledge, pp. 174-90.
Articles in Scholarly Refereed Journals
(in press) ‘H.G. Wells and a shared humanity: Photography, humanitarianism, empire’, Special issue History Australia: Australian history ‘beyond Australia’ edited by Ann Curthoys.
(in press) with Sari Braithwaite, ‘Photographing “the nucleus of the native Church” at Poonindie Mission, South Australia’ Photography and Culture.
2014 ‘The Bloody Skirt of Settlement: Arthur Vogan and Anti-Slavery in 1890s Australia’ in Jane Lydon and Fiona Paisley (eds) Anti-Slavery and its Legacies, special issue of Australian Historical Studies 45(1): 46-70.
2014 (with Fiona Paisley) Introduction, ‘Australia and Anti-Slavery’ in Jane Lydon and Fiona Paisley (eds) Anti-Slavery and its Legacies, special issue of Australian Historical Studies 45(1): 1-12.
2013 with Sari Braithwaite, ‘Cheque shirts' and 'Plaid Trowsers': Photographing Poonindie Mission, South Australia’ Journal of Anthropological Society of South Australia Special Issue: Aboriginal Missions. 37: 1-30.
2013 ‘“Veritable Apollos”: aesthetics, evolution, and Enrico Giglioli’s photographs of Indigenous Australians 1867-78’, Interventions.
2012 ‘I am a man! The Intervention and Cold Eels’, Arena Magazine, June.
2012 ‘Bullets, Teeth and Photographs: Recognising Indigenous Australians between the wars,’ Special issue, War, Atrocity and Photography, History of Photography 36 (3): 275 - 287.
2012 ‘Photography and the Recognition of Indigenous Australians: Framing Indigenous Prisoners,’ Australian Historical Studies 43(2): 210 - 232.
*Short-listed, 2014 Australian Historical Association Biennial Patricia Grimshaw Award for Best Article published in Australian Historical Studies
2011 (with Liz Conor) ‘Introduction’ in Liz Conor and Jane Lydon (eds) Double Take: Looking Again at Colonial Images. Special issue of the Journal of Australian Studies 35(2): 137-43.
2011 (with Sari Braithwaite and Tom Gara) ‘From Moorundie to Buckingham Palace: Images of ‘King’ Tenberry and his son Warrulan, 1845-55,’ in Liz Conor and Jane Lydon (eds) Double Take: Looking Again at Colonial Images. Special issue of the Journal of Australian Studies 35(2): 165-84.
2010 ‘Return: The photographic archive and technologies of Indigenous memory’ Photographies special issue: Photography, Archive and Memory 3(2): 173-87.
2010 “Behold the Tears: Photography as Colonial Witness’ History of Photography 34: 3, 234-250.
2010 (With Madeleine Say and Maxine Briggs), ‘Collaborating: photographs of Koories in the State Library of Victoria’, In L. Russell (ed.), Indigenous Victorians: repressed, resourceful and respected, Special issue of the La Trobe Journal No. 85: 106-24.
2010 (with Alan Burns) ‘Memories of the Past, Visions of the Future: Changing views of Ebenezer Mission, Victoria, Australia’. In J. Ash, J. Lydon and M.Morrison (eds) Aboriginal Missions in Australasia, Special issue of the International Journal of Historical Archaeology14(1): 39-55.
2010 ‘(with Jeremy Ash) ‘The Archaeology of Missions in Australasia: Introduction’ In J. Ash, J. Lydon and M.Morrison (eds) Aboriginal Missions in Australasia, Special issue of the International Journal of Historical Archaeology 14(1): 1-14.
2009 ‘Imagining the Moravian Mission: space and surveillance at the former Ebenezer Mission, Victoria, south-eastern Australia’, Historical Archaeology 43(1): 5-19.
2007 ‘Women, colonialism, history: publishing on women’s history in race and colonialism journals’ Hecate 33(2):164-68, 175-77.
2005 ‘“Watched over by the indefatigable Moravian missionaries”: colonialism and photography at Ebenezer and Ramahyuck’, La Trobe Journal 76: 27-48.
2005 ‘Australian Idyll: Domesticating the Victorian landscape’, Art Bulletin of Victoria 45: 19-25.
2005 ‘“Our sense of beauty”: visuality, space and gender on Victoria’s Aboriginal reserves, south-eastern Australia’, History and Anthropology 16(2): 211-233.
2005 ‘Driving by: visiting Australian colonial monuments’, Journal of Social Archaeology 5(1):108-134.
2004 ‘A strange time machine: The Tracker, Black and White and Rabbit Proof Fence’ Australian Historical Studies 123:137-48.
(reprinted in Creative Nation: Australian Cinema and Cultural Studies Reader. Ed. Amit Sarwal and Reema Sarwal. New Delhi: SSS Publications, 2009. (ISBN No. 81-902282-0-X).
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