SPEAKER - Shino Konishi

Dr Shino Konishi

Shino Konishi joined the Centre for the History of Emotions in 2017 as a Chief Investigator. As a descendant of the Yawuru people of Broome, Western Australia, she has long been interested in Aboriginal history. Her research has focussed in particular the early interactions between Indigenous people and European explorers, and the way in which early European observations and representations of Indigenous Australian people, bodies and cultural practices continue to shape broader understandings of Aboriginal politics and society.

Her project ‘Indigenous Australians and Emotional Pasts’ will explore both how we can recover the emotional life worlds of Indigenous people before, and in the immediate aftermath of colonial contact, and the way in which Indigenous scholars, writers, filmmakers and artists invoke emotions in their engagement with the past.

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