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Professor Hamish Maxwell-Stewart

Social historian
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TAS

Hamish is a professor of heritage studies and digital humanities at the University of New England with a particular interest in convict and criminal records. He is internationally recognised for his work with complex life course and intergenerational datasets.

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Hamish

Born in Nigeria Hamish has a PhD in economic and social history from the University of Edinburgh. He worked for the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine at the University of Glasgow before migrating to Australia in 1997.

While at the University of Tasmania he set up the Diploma in Family History, teaching into a number of different units. He also established a series of highly successful collaborations with family historians, archivists and other researchers that have led to the imaging of Tasmania’s convict records and the establishment of large scale research databases.

As well as his teaching and research work, Hamish has designed a number of successful interpretations, including the Lottery of Life gallery at Port Arthur Historic Site (1998-2018) and Pandemonium, Penitentiary Chapel Hobart (2017 on going).

In 2020 he left to join the digital history and archaeology team at the University of New England where he currently teaches. An elected board member of the Tasmanian National Trust, he is part of the design team for a Convict Memorial due to be opened in Hobart in 2024.

PRESENTATIONS

Talks by

Hamish

Day 2 | Wednesday
10:30 am
Protest and punishment
Livestreamed
Understanding convict conduct records
Lyceum Theatre
50
min
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DNA
Australia & New Zealand
Researching Abroad
TBA
Methodology & General
Professor Hamish Maxwell-Stewart
10:30 am
Protest and punishment
Workshop
Understanding convict conduct records
10:30 am
Professor Hamish Maxwell-Stewart
DNA
Australia & New Zealand
Researching Abroad
TBA
Methodology & General
50
min
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Lyceum Theatre
Day 2 | Wednesday
1:30 pm
Putting death in its place
Livestreamed
Possibilities for linking birth & deaths to property records
Lyceum Theatre
50
min
LEARN MORE
DNA
Australia & New Zealand
Researching Abroad
TBA
Methodology & General
Professor Hamish Maxwell-Stewart
1:30 pm
Putting death in its place
Workshop
Possibilities for linking birth & deaths to property records
1:30 pm
Professor Hamish Maxwell-Stewart
DNA
Australia & New Zealand
Researching Abroad
TBA
Methodology & General
50
min
LEARN MORE
Lyceum Theatre
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