13-14 June | The University of Melbourne | Australia

Keynote speakers
Visiting Melbourne
(Trans)National Girlhoods workshop


Colonial Girlhood/ Colonial Girls is a multi-disciplinary two-day conference that will examine the intersections of gender and colonialism.

Parallel conference sessions will include speakers from disciplines including English, history, cultural studies, art history, cinema and education from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, South Africa, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, and the United States.

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The conference includes keynote speeches by Professor Angela Woollacott and Associate Professor Cecily Devereux (a free public lecture) and the launch of the online exhibition 'Home & Away: Girls of the British Empire'(hosted and curated by Ashley Remer of the Girl Museum).

Registration and conference dinner

Register at our secure ecart

Early-bird registrations have now closed. Full-price registrations are available at $180.00, or $130.00 for students/underemployed.

Registration includes morning/afternoon tea and lunch each day and a conference pack.

The conference dinner will be held on Thursday 14 June in the Matthaei dining room at University House. The cost of $84.50 includes a three-course meal and two-hours of drink service (including wines, beer, mineral water, orange juice etc.).

Special dietary needs can be accommodated. Partners are also welcome to attend.

Please direct any questions to Bronwyn Lowe: