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About Gareth Knapman

Dr Gareth Knapman's current research focuses on the intersections between sovereignty and private property in the British colonial world. He is working towards developing a narrative of settlement uniting British India with settlements in Southeast Asia and Australia. In this research, he contends that modern ideas of sovereignty developed through colonial interactions with the ambiguities between private property and sovereignty.In addition to his work on Southeast Asia, Dr Knapman has also made significant contributions to Australian Aboriginal history. ​

Positions

Present Faculty Member, The Australian National University
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Recent Works (5)

Major Work (1)

Southeast Asian Colonial History (6)

Aboriginal-Settler History (3)

War and Memory (3)

Nineteenth Century Museums and Natural History (4)

History of Anthropology (8)