Colonial Violence and Pacifism: Quaker Life and Ideals in Australia, c. 1830-1860

Duration: October 2011 - May 2017

Context of research: British imperial history, settler colonialism, Australia

This project investigates the history of a group of Australian Quaker settler families and explores the ambiguous roles Quakers played in the processes of settler colonialism. Methodologically speaking, it employs the central analytical tool of the recently developed Histoire Croisée, namely focusing on different échelles or scales. One of the key questions of the study is: How did Quakers, considering their pacifism and involvement in humanitarian projects, negotiate the violence of the frontier? The results will be published as the monograph, “Benevolent Colonizers in Nineteenth-Century Australia: Quaker Lives and Ideals” by Palgrave MacMillan.

 

Principal Investigators

PD Dr. Eva Bischoff (Trier University)

Publications

Bischoff, Eva (2017): Aborigines, in: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit Online, Ed. Friedrich Jaeger (BrillOnline Reference Works).

Bischoff, Eva (2017): Australien, in: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit Online, Ed. Friedrich Jaeger (BrillOnline Reference Works).

Bischoff, Eva (Hg.)(2017): Experiences, Actors, Spaces: Dimensions of Settler Colonialism in Transnational Perspective (Schwerpunktheft). Settler Colonial Studies 7, 2, online: doi:10.1080/2201473X.2015.1090650.

Bischoff, Eva (2016): Die Gewalt des Ordnens. Die ‘Black Line’ im Kontext kolonialer Biopolitik in Van Diemen’s Land zwischen 1826 und 1832, in: Umkämpfte Räume: Raumbilder, Ordnungswille und Gewaltmobilisierung. Hg. Ulrike Jureit, Göttingen: Wallstein, 117-137.

Bischoff, Eva (2016): Fanny Cochrane Smith: Spring Song (1899). Oder: Geschichte dekolonial, in: Race & Sex. Eine Geschichte der Neuzeit. 49 Schlüsseltexte aus vier Jahrhunderten neu gelesen. Hg. Olaf Stieglitz und Jürgen Martschukat, Berlin: Neofelis, 263-271.

Bischoff, Eva (2016): James Backhouse und George Washington Walker als Protagonisten der öffentlichen Debatte um die Reform des Strafvollzugs im kolonialen Australien?, in: Virtuosen der Öffentlichkeit? Friedrich von Gentz (1764-1832) im globalen intellektuellen Kontext seiner Zeit. Hg. Gudrun Gersmann, Friedrich Jaeger, Michael Rohrschneider, online: [doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18716/map/00002/6].

Bischoff, Eva (2015): Arms & Amelioration: Negotiating Quaker Peace Testimony and Settler Violence in 1830s Van Diemen's Land, in: Settler Colonial Studies (Schwerpunktheft: Experiences, Actors, Spaces: Dimensions of Settler Colonialism in Transnational Perspectives. Hg. Eva Bischoff), [doi:10.1080/2201473X.2015.1090653].

Bischoff, Eva (2015): Introduction: Experiences, Actors, Spaces: Dimensions of Settler Colonialsim in Transnational Perspective, in: Settler Colonial Studies (Schwerpunktheft: Experiences, Actors, Spaces: Dimensions of Settler Colonialism in Transnational Perspectives. Hg. Eva Bischoff), online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/2201473X.2015.1090650.

Bischoff, Eva (2015): Settler Imperialism and Indigenous Peoples: The Case of Australia, in: The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism. 2 Vols., Hg. Immanuel Ness und Saer Maty Ba, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 415-422.