Opening the Multilingual Archive of Australia (OMAA) | Revisiting the Cape Bedford German Lutheran Mission
The OMAA (Opening the Multilingual Archive of Australia) research group presents
Revisiting the Cape Bedford German Lutheran Mission
Professor Angus Nicholls (Queen Mary University of London)
Tuesday 30 May 2023, 2-3:30pm AEST (Sydney time)
In-person: SLC Common Room 536, Brennan MacCallum Building A18, University of Sydney
Online: Join via Zoom (ID: 89169949406)
This paper discusses German sources on Australian cultural history. It will offer a critical summary of writings about Cape Bedford German Lutheran mission. These sources include histories written by First Nations Australians (most notably, Noel Pearson) and the American anthropologist John Haviland. The paper will also give an overview of the contents of the Cape Bedford mission archive and highlight some of the ethical challenges of undertaking research on this mission today.
About the speaker
Professor Angus Nicholls is Professor of Comparative Literature and German from Queen Mary University of London, and he is the Director of Research for Comparative Literature and Modern Languages. He currently holds an honorary post in the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics at Monash University. He is interested in the intersections between literary studies, philosophy and other humanities disciplines such as critical theory, anthropology and psychoanalysis, and his work is mostly concerned with the German and Anglophone traditions from the late eighteenth century through to the twentieth century.
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