Research Seminars


Research seminars, held twice yearly, are open to all members and to the general public.




FCRC Autumn seminar, Sunday 22 April 2018: Call for papers

Topic: 'The Hobart Town Female Factory and the move to the Cascades, 1828'

In 1828 women convicts were transferred from the old Hobart Town Female factory to the new Factory at the Cascades. To mark the 190th anniversary, our next seminar explores the old Factory and the move to the new one.

Would you like to give a 15-minute paper on any aspect of the Hobart Town Factory or the move? Possible topics include conditions, rebellions, escapes, staff, individual stories of convicts in the old Factory, and the establishment of the new one.

If you are interested, please contact Alison Alexander on by 1st January 2018.

Registrations for the seminar will open in January 2018.​


Past Seminar Programmes


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[Author], '[Title of paper'], unpublished paper presented at  FCRC Seminar, [seminar date].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],