Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP140101793 [ 2014 - 2016 ]

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Researchers A/Prof Fiona Paisley; Prof Jane Lydon; A/Prof Jennifer Burn; Prof Philippa Levine; Prof Kevin Grant;

Brief description This project explains how ’anti-slavery’ discourse shaped humanitarian campaigns in Australia, including Aboriginal rights, indenture, forced labour, trafficking and sexual slavery, by investigating the transmission of ideas and campaigns through international humanitarian networks in Britain, Europe and Australia. The significance of this project lies in its focus on popular culture and the visual representation of slavery, their influence upon public opinion and debate nationally and internationally throughout the long 20th century into our present. This project explores the role of anti-slavery history in shaping contemporary attitudes towards slavery and forced labour.

Funding Amount 275149

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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