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FCRC Seminar: Sunday 5 May 2024: Call for papers
Topic: Freedom: Time served, moving on
This seminar will focus on the pathways to freedom for convict women and will explore the lives they led once emancipated.
Possible topics may include:
- Pathways to freedom.
- Emancipation – prosperity or poverty? How the emancipated women lived out the rest of their lives. Individual stories.
- Exploring subsets – return to their home country, moving to another colony or country; marriage; non-marriage; business women; relying on the State to survive.
Call for submissions for the next Convict Women's Press book: Convict Motherhood
Cut-off date for submissions extended to 14 October.
You are invited to submit a chapter for the next CWP book, provisionally titled Convict Motherhood. It will cover all aspects of this fascinating topic:
- women with children in Britain prior to conviction
- those who brought children with them
- the loss of children and mothers
- children born under sentence at convict institutions
- children born once women free again
How did women cope with the stresses of the convict system? How did they experience childbirth and child rearing? How many did/could not have children? How did these experiences affect children?
We are looking for papers under 2000 words, about individual convict women, groups of women or more abstract discussions of the topic.
“CONVICTS & CONVICTISM IN NORTHERN VAN DIEMEN’S LAND/TASMANIA”
The 13th BIENNIAL CONFERENCE of the George Town & District Historical Society Inc.
SUNDAY, 12 NOVEMBER –
This conference will be held in the Performing Arts Centre at the Port Dalrymple School with registrations from 8.45 am ready for a 9.15 am start and finishing around 4 pm. Registration required.
The Marita Bardenhagen Memorial Award
The Marita Bardenhagen Memorial Award for Local History is a biennial prize acknowledging outstanding original research in the field of local history with significant Tasmanian content. Applications are now open for the 2023 Award and will close on 30 September.