Guest Lecture in Australian Studies – Prof. Paul Arthur (ECU, Perth)

Thursday, 12 January – 14:00 – Hörsaal C, University of Cologne

This lecture explores a wide range of digital texts and online projects that seek to develop new understandings of worldwide migration, including representing and negotiating contested identities. The particular focus is on readings and interpretations of the impacts of the slave trade as a key historical example of the mass movement of people. Digital innovations have led to new data-driven methods and the creation of vast online resources. The talk will introduce the field of digital migration studies and digital mapping, and will refer to an Australian Research Council-funded project on the development of digital tools for biographical narratives and data relating to the legacies of British slavery in Australia.

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