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New findings in convict backgrounds discussed in next Port Arthur Talk

09/10/2013

This presentation, delivered by Professor Pam Sharpe, will review new findings for the economic and social history of Britaibn circa 1800-1850, and look at how this impacts on our understanding of convict lives prior to their transportation.


Pam Sharpe trained at the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, University of Cambridge, then was a post-doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Essex before becoming Lecturer in Social and Economic History at the University of Bristol. She was Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia and has held the position of Professor of History in the School of Humanities at the University of Tasmania since 2006.


Just one is a series of semi-regular talks presented at Port Arthur Historic Site. Always featuring authoritative speakers on a variety of topics ranging from history and conservation to environmental issues, research results and study tours, there is always something to pique ones  interest. 


The talks are held every couple of months at the Port Arthur Historic Site, are free of charge and open to anyone who is interested in the topic. Rich and varied subjects make for fascinating listening and discussion.


Pam Sharpe's talk will be held on Wednesday 23 October at 5:30 pm at the Junior Medical Officer's Conference Room, Port Arthur Historic Site.


For more on the Port Arthur Talks program visit www.portarthur.org.au/patalks