Event Dates: 13 – 16 September 2015
College Court Conference Centre
Leicester LE2 3UF
The Carceral Archipelago: Transnational Circulations in Global Perspective, 1415-1960
Hamish Maxwell-Stewart (Tasmania) – State and the Crowd: Why Numbers are Important to the Writing of the History of Convict Transportation
Hamish Maxwell-Stewart is a Professor of History at the University of Tasmania. He is author of several books on convict transportation including Closing Hell’s Gates (Allen and Unwin, 2008) and American Citizens, British Slaves (Michigan State University Press, 2002). Together with Lucy Frost he was an editor/ contributor to the prize-winning Chain Letters (University of Melbourne Press, 2001). He currently holds a number of research grants to investigate the long-run impact of convict transportation to Australia on the children and grandchildren of convicts, the impact of pre-voyage health screening on deaths amongst convicts at sea and the operation of the convict savings bank. Hamish is a member of the Carceral Archipelago project Advisory Board.