Research | Forschungsinteressen

About Me | Publications | WiP | Talks & Conferences
Research Foci | Forschungsfokus: Sugar | Pearls | Human Remains | Amalie Dietrich

Talks & Conferences



  • A Tale of Two Australian Industries. Sugar, Pearls, and Shades of Whiteness
    paper presented at ›Whom do we remember? Narratives of war and migration‹. An Interdisciplinary Workshop at the University of Cologne, Centre for Australian Studies / ACU, July 2022
  • »... and an occasional European«. White Australia and Broome's Pearl Lugger Crews
    for the panel ›»The Pearlers« (1949). Documenting the Pearling Industry‹ with Sarah Yu (University of Notre Dame), 17th Biennial Conference of the German Association for Australian Studies (GASt) »Australian Seascapes«, Universität Trier, September/October 2021
  • The Eclipse of Whiteness
    paper presented at the workshop ›Toward A History of Modern Colour‹, Pembroke College, Cambridge University, June 2021
  • »...polished and cultured, speaking English fluently«. The Japanese Doctor of Broome
    virtual paper presented at the international online workshop ›Documenting Mobility in the Japanese Empire and Beyond‹, Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, November 2020
  • Digitising Heritage
    Organizer (with Carsten Wergin) of an international workshop, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, October 2019 (Poster and Programme)
  • ›A White Australia Industry‹.Nation-building, racism, and sugar cane
    Paper presented at the British Sociological Association's conference Food Systems & Society 2019 at Monash University, Prato (Italy), June 2019
  • A Japanese Galen Down Under. Dr Suzuki and the Intricacies of ›White Australia‹
    Paper presented at the conference »Australian Perspectives on Migration«, Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf, October 2018
  • Whitening Sugar.Culinary Inclusion and Exclusion in Australia
    Paper presented at the conference »Inclusion & Exclusion. Facets of a phenomenon in history and literature« (Panel: ›We and the Others‹), Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, June 2018
  • »White Divers in Trouble«. Racism and the Broome Pearling Industry
    Paper presented at the conference »Redefining Australia and New Zealand«, Uniwersytet Opolski, Opole (Poland), November 2017
  • »Making Black White«. Sugar Consumption and Racial Unity in Australia
    Invited talk given as laureate at the award ceremony for the Dissertation Prize 2016 by the Association for Australian Studies at the conference »Nature and Environment«, Universität zu Köln, October 2016
  • »The Burden of ›White‹ Sugar«
    paper presented at the conference »Europe and Down Under. Bridging Gaps and Fostering Connections«, Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu, Poznán (Poland), July 2016
  • Weißer Zucker?. Die Produktion und Konsumtion von ›Weißsein‹ in Australien
    Talk, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, November 2015, on the invitation of the Institutskolloquium
  • »Who are the Aborigines?«Western Images of Indigenous Australians
    Paper presented at the conference »The ›Intervention‹ and its Consequences«, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, October 2015
  • »... for the advancement of science«Tommy Walker und das Elend der Anthropologie [Tommy Walker and the Poverty of Anthropology]
    Talk given for the Ethnographic Museum, Universität Zürich, November 2014, on the invitation of Prof. Dr. Mareile Flitsch
  • Organizer (together with Nele Bastian) & Moderator of the event »Gender Theory from the Global South«, talk given by Prof. Dr. Raewyn Connell, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, November 2014
  • ›White Sugar‹ against ›Yellow Peril‹. Consuming for national identity and racial purity
    paper presented at the conference »Images of Whiteness. Exploring Critical Issues«. University of Oxford (Mansfield College), 12.-14. July 2011.
Back to the top