Past seminar programs
Research seminars, now held yearly, are open to all members and to the general public.
FCRC Seminar: Sunday, 7 May, 2023. Registration is now open
Presented in partnership with the School of Humanities, University of Tasmania
Venue: Stanley Burbury Theatre at the University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay
Zoom webinar also available.
Topic: Transported for Life: a lottery?
This year our focus will be on those convicts considered some of the worst to arrive in Van Diemen’s Land: the 780 women who were convicted to transportation for life.
Program is now available.
Past Seminar Programs
- 2022: Young female convicts in Van Diemen’s Land
- 2021: The Early Years, 1803-1828
- Spring 2019: Convict Women at the New Norfolk Asylum
- Autumn 2019: The Anson and the Probation System
- Spring 2018: A Great Blessing? Convict Women and Orphan School Children
- Autumn 2018: The Hobart Town Female Factory and the move to the Cascades, 1828
- Spring 2017: Tales of the Unexpected
- Autumn 2017 - Convict Motherhood
- Spring 2016 - Prologue: women's lives before transportation
- Autumn 2016: Riot, repression and reform: the Cascades Female Factory
- Spring 2015: What the convict women brought with them—and what they left behind
- Autumn 2015: Succeeding in the regular economy: the aftermath of convict sentences
- Spring 2014: Crime and Crime Families: relocation and reconnection
- Autumn 2014: Voyages of Female Convict Ships
- Spring 2013: From the Edges of the Empire: female convicts born or tried outside the British Isles
- Autumn 2013: Resilience?
- Spring 2012: Women in a Man's World
- Autumn 2012: The Working Lives of Convict Women
- Spring 2011: Journeys: A Seminar
- Autumn 2011: The Orphan Schools of Van Diemen's Land
Spring 2010: Populating the Ross Female Factory
Autumn 2010: Female Factories: Who worked there and why?
Referencing suggestion for seminar papers:
[Author], '[Title of paper'], unpublished paper presented at FCRC Seminar, [seminar date].
or if published:
[Author], ['Title of paper'], paper presented at FCRC Seminar, [seminar date], http://femaleconvicts.org.au/index.php/fcrc-seminars/research-seminars.