|GUEST SPEAKER: Nonja Peters, Visiting Professor, University of Amsterdam
Nonja Peters is an anthropologist, historian, museum curator, social researcher and public speaker. Her interests include the transnational movement of people (forced and voluntary), ethnicity, class, gender, racism, sense of place, identity and belonging, immigrant entrepreneurship and the digital preservation of immigrants’ cultural heritage. She has a special interest in Dutch maritime, military, migration and mercantile connections with Australia and the South East Asian and Pacific Regions.
She is initiator/innovator, researcher and curator of permanent and travelling museum exhibitions on migration, Dutch history and identity in Australia and creator of multicultural festivals. Is author of seven books, numerous book chapters, journal articles, conference proceedings, TV documentaries, lectures, panel discussions, government reports and a website (www.daaag.org
) – on migration and resettlement. In 2003, she was awarded a Centenary medal, and in 2006, a Knighthood: Ridder In de Orde van Oranje Nassau ‘by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands for outstanding service in preserving the heritage of Dutch and other migrants to Australia, and fostering bilateral relationships’.