Comparative Portrait Project

Until late 2021, I am the Lead Chief Investigator in a large collaborative project called "Facing New Worlds." This project is generously funded by the Australian Research Council's Linkage Scheme and housed in the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra. It involves researchers from Macquarie University, the University of Sydney, and the Australian National University, and turns around … Continue reading Comparative Portrait Project

Review of The New Worlds of Thomas Robert Malthus

Alison Bashford and Joyce E. Chaplin. The New Worlds of Thomas Robert Malthus: Rereading the Principle of Population. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2016. Pp. 353. $49.50. “For more than two hundred years,” the authors of this timely new book state, “people have loved to hate Thomas Robert Malthus” (1). The formulator of the bitterest … Continue reading Review of The New Worlds of Thomas Robert Malthus

Review of Indigenous London

Indigenous London: Native Travelers at the Heart of Empire. By Coll Thrush. The Henry Roe Cloud Series on American Indians and Modernity. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2016. 328 pages. Cloth. Like its cover image of three Cherokees traversing a London pedestrian crossing, this book is arresting and intriguing, and it successfully challenges ongoing assumptions about where and how … Continue reading Review of Indigenous London