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Migration, Ethnicity, and Insanity

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Avondale Asylum, Auckland, and grounds, photographed c.190-? by an unidentified photographer. Image reproduced with permission of Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand, 1/2-002564-F. Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

Presentations in date order (most recent first):

Angela McCarthy, 'The shipment and repatriation of the insane in the British World', Between Subaltern and Sahib: Equivocal Encounters across the British World conference, University of Leeds, England, July 2012.

Angela McCarthy, 'Irish migrants, cross-cultural encounters, and mental health in the British World in the nineteenth century' (Invited Keynote Address), Ireland and Empire: Seafaring, Slavery and Salvation in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, June 2012.

Angela McCarthy, 'Irish migration, madness, and ethnicity in New Zealand', Ireland: Arrivals and Departures conference, University of Salford, England, September 2011.

Catharine Coleborne, 'Insanity, identity, and empire: Lived experiences on the colonial institutional margins', Health and Place Symposium, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand, February 2011.

Maree Dawson, 'Halting the "sad degenerationist parade": Medical concerns about heredity and racial degeneracy in the nineteenth century in the Auckland Mental Hospital and the British Empire', Health and Place Symposium, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand, February 2011.

Elspeth Knewstubb, '"Has always been intensely religious": Religion and patient identity in Ashburn Hall, Dunedin, 1882-1910', Health and Place Symposium, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand, February 2011.

Angela McCarthy, 'Exploring ethnicity in New Zealand asylums', Health and Place Symposium, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand, February 2011.

Angela McCarthy, 'Migration, ethnicity, and madness among New Zealand's Scots', Global Scots symposium, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, February 2011.

Elspeth Knewstubb, ‘Irrational and unrespectable: Doctors, patients and bourgeois culture in Ashburn Hall, Dunedin', Otago: The Making of a Colonial Culture symposium, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, February 2011.

Catharine Coleborne, 'Regulating "mobility" through institutions in colonial Australasia', Under the Eye of the Law: Mobile Peoples in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific symposium, University of Waikato, December 2010.

Elspeth Knewstubb, '"Has always been intensely religious": Religion in Ashburn Hall, 1882-1910', History and Art History Postgraduate Workshop Presentation, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, November 2010.

Maree Dawson, '"Cranial and other signs of racial degeneration": Ideas about congenital idiocy, and their influence on practices at the Auckland Mental Hospital, 1870-1900', University of Waikato Seminar Series, Hamilton, New Zealand, July 2010.

Angela McCarthy, 'English migrants in New Zealand asylums', Locating the Hidden Diaspora: The English in the Anglo-Phone World conference, Northumbria University, England, July 2010.

Angela McCarthy, 'Irish migrants in Australasian asylums', Transnational Ireland: Migration, Conflict, Representations, 17th Australasian Irish Studies conference, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, July 2010.

Catharine Coleborne, 'Locating ethnicity in the hospitals for the insane: Revisiting casebooks as sites of knowledge production about colonial identities in Australasia to 1910', SSHM Conference, Durham University UK Society for the Social History of Medicine Conference, Durham and Newcastle, England, July 2010

Catharine Coleborne, 'Locating ethnicity in the hospitals for the insane: Revisiting casebooks as sites of knowledge production about colonial identities in Australasia to 1910', International Perspectives on Migration, Ethnicity and Mental Health symposium, University of Otago, Dunedin, April 2010.

Maree Dawson, '"Cranial and other signs of racial degeneration": International ideas about congenital idiocy, and their influence on practices at the Auckland Mental Hospital, 1870-1900', International Perspectives on Migration, Ethnicity and Mental Health symposium, University of Otago, Dunedin, April 2010.

Elspeth Knewstubb, 'The medical men of Ashburn Hall, Dunedin: Some intellectual and cultural influences', International Perspective on Migration, Ethnicity and Mental Health symposium, University of Otago, Dunedin, April 2010.

Angela McCarthy, 'Migration, ethnicity, and madness in Dunedin’s public asylums, 1863-1909', International Perspectives on Migration, Ethnicity, and Mental Health symposium, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, April 2010.

Angela McCarthy, 'Migration and ethnicity among British patients in the public asylums in Dunedin, New Zealand, 1863-1909', British Scholar conference, Austin, Texas, United States, March 2010.

Catharine Coleborne, 'From the immigrants’ home to the mental hospital: Understanding colonial identities through mental hospital records to 1910', Australasian Welfare History Workshop, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, February 2010.

Catharine Coleborne, 'Muscular insane: The institutional construction of male whiteness', Centre and Periphery: New Zealand Historical Association conference, Massey University, New Zealand, November 2009.

Maree Dawson, '"An organ of our own": The influence of foreign ideas about mental illness in late nineteenth-century New Zealand medical discourses, with a focus on puerperal insanity', Centre and Periphery: New Zealand Historical Association conference, Massey University, New Zealand, November 2009.

Elspeth Knewstubb, 'The models of home? Influences on the practice of psychiatry at Ashburn Hall, Dunedin, 1882-1904', Centre and Periphery: New Zealand Historical Association conference, Massey University, New Zealand, November 2009.

Angela McCarthy, 'The migration experiences of foreign-born patients in Dunedin’s public asylums, 1863-1909', Centre and Periphery: New Zealand Historical Association conference, Massey University, New Zealand, November 2009.

Angela McCarthy, 'Scottish migration, ethnicity and madness in New Zealand, 1864-1909: Comparative, transnational, and multidisciplinary approaches' (Keynote), Global Nations? Irish and Scottish Expansion since the 16th Century, Sixth Irish-Scottish Academic Initiative conference, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, October 2009.

Maree Dawson, '"An organ of our own": The influence of foreign ideas about mental illness in late nineteenth-century New Zealand medical discourses, with a focus on puerperal insanity', University of Waikato PhD group, Hamilton, New Zealand, October 2009.

Angela McCarthy, 'Migration, ethnicity, and madness in New Zealand, 1863-1909', Scotland’s Global Impact Conference, UHI Millennium Institute, Inverness, Scotland, October 2009.

Maree Dawson, 'Constructions of puerperal insanity in the Auckland Mental Hospital, 1870-1900', New Historians’ Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, August 2009.

Angela McCarthy, 'German migrants in New Zealand asylums', New Zealand Studies Association conference, Frankfurt, Germany, July 2009.

Catharine Coleborne, 'Reading insanity’s archive: Adventures in theory and method’, Seminar to the Department of History and Art History, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, May 2009.

Angela McCarthy, 'Migration, ethnicity, and madness in Australasia, 1863-1910', Workshop on Empire, Migration, and Settler Colonialism, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, May 2009.

 

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