Felicity Jensz

Felicity Jensz
University of Münster | WWU · Cluster of Excellence "Religion and Politics"

PD (Münster), PhD (Melb), MA (Melb), BA (Hons) (Melb)

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Introduction
PD Dr Felicity Jensz is a researcher in the Cluster of Excellence for Religion and Politics at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany. Recent book "Missionaries and Modernity" (MUP, 2022). Her work, including the "History Compass" papers, is avaliable here: https://miami.uni-muenster.de/Search/Results?lookfor=jensz&type=AllFields&filter%5B%5D=ulb_person_facet%3A%22Jensz%2C+Felicity%22 See also her uni profile page.
Additional affiliations
October 2008 - present
University of Münster
Position
  • Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiterin/ Research Fellow
July 2006 - July 2008
University of Melbourne
Position
  • Community Awareness Programme Manager / Researcher
November 2005 - July 2006
Royal Australian Chemical Insitute
Position
  • Report Writer
Description
  • Part-Time. Employed to research and write the "Future of Chemistry" Report

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Publications (53)
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In contrast to shipboard journals of the eighteenth century, which often served the function of providing ‘objective’ information for scientific and political networks, shipboard diaries of the nineteenth century reveal a discursive change in which there is a subjectification of the journey. This subjectification, we argue, is evident in the ways i...
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This introductory chapter to the edited collection brings together detailed case studies of boarding schools, framing them as a global and transcultural phenomenon of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It examines the ways in which these schools extracted, and at times excluded, pupils from their original social background in order to train, m...
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In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, thousands of pupils attended boarding schools in various places across the globe. Their experiences were vastly different, yet they all had in common that they were separated from their families and childhood friends for a period of time in order to sleep, eat, learn and move within the limited spatial sit...
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Many missionary societies established mission schools in the nineteenth century in the British Empire as a means to convert non-Europeans to Christianity. Although the details, differed in various colonial contexts, the driving ideology behind mission schools was that Christian morality was highest form of civilisation needed for non-Europeans to b...
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This chapter provides the historical, geographical, and intellectual context for the publication of Cranz’s book, as well as for the following chapters. For the reader’s convenience, it also contains a timeline of the publication and translation history of the Historie von Grönland.
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Felicity Jensz examines two English-language translations of Cranz’s book, the first translation in 1767 and the abridged version in 1820, which coincided with a time of nascent interests in the polar regions. In the eighteenth century, the book was celebrated in the scientific community, yet the religious aspects were considered by some observers...
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Open access: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1468-0424.12478 Silence around miscarriage remains within Western countries despite contemporaneous prevalence of miscarriages. This article examines the diaries of two religious women in colonial Australia and British India around the 1860s to question how mid-19th century women respon...
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So präsentierte sich das erste Album der Serie Die Welt in Bildern und eines der ersten deutschen Zigarettensammelbilderalben überhaupt, das im Jahr 1927 gedruckt wurde und als Werbemittel für mehrere Firmen der Zigaretten-Industrie diente. ¹ Diese Art von Zigarettenwerbung fand in Deutschland ab den späten 1920er Jahren große Resonanz. Nach 1942 w...
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This essay critically reviews the textual archive related to the two German mission stations in the South Australian Lake Eyre basin: the Lutheran Hermannsburg mission at Kallalpaninna and the Moravian mission at Kopperamanna. The multiple entanglements of these stations far beyond their missionary activity become evident through examining distinct...
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Das Fischstäbchen hat heute einen festen Platz in den Top 10 der beliebtesten Tiefkühllebensmittel Deutschlands. Den Weg dorthin bestimmten wesentliche technologische und gesellschaftliche Veränderungen in der Nachkriegszeit.
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In 1910 some 1200 delegates from Protestant missionary societies came together in Edinburgh, Scotland to attend a World Missionary Conference. In preparation for this event eight commissions were established to research various topics of importance to missionary societies. Commission III was dedicated to ‘Education in Relation to the Christianizati...
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As some of the first people to spend extended amounts of time with Indigenous peoples, missionaries were well placed to provide information to European and colonial audiences on non-European peoples. Moravian missionaries arrived in Australia in the mid-nineteenth century and over the next six decades worked amongst numerous Indigenous groups in th...
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This dossier focusses on non-European teachers within mission schools in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, especially in the period of colonial control. These teachers were central to the missionary project and helped to disseminate both Christianity and Western knowledge across the globe. Local teachers, alongside other mission assistants an...
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[Journal Abstract] From the eighteenth century dedicated missionary periodicals were published by every major Protestant missionary society as an important means of informing a broad public about work amongst non-Christians throughout the colonial world. One of the very first missionary specific periodicals, the Periodical Accounts Relating to the...
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[Journal Abstract] Women were an integral, yet often overlooked, aspect of Protestant mission work in the nineteenth century. Married female missionaries were seen as important workers especially as their common gender identification allowed them to more easily communicate with indigenous women than male missionaries were able to. However, the writ...
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[Journal's Abstract] At the 1860 conference on Protestant missions held in Liverpool, a session was dedicated to the use of the reported 200,000 monthly missionary periodicals produced by various societies for encouraging the home support of missionary work. The 125 delegates from more than twenty-five Protestant missionary societies both in Britai...
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[Journal Abstract] During the nineteenth century, over 300 missionary periodicals were established in Britain, along with hundreds in North America, Europe, and the colonial world, yet little has been written about the rationale behind their establishment. From their beginnings as sources of intelligence, periodicals developed into vehicles of infl...
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Nineteenth century Protestant Mission schools were dynamic spaces, constantly reacting and adapting to hierarchic and hegemonic demands, whether of political, religious or societal nature. They were also ideological spaces, which through their form and function, articulated notions of the 'proper' place of non-Europeans in colonial society. This ar...
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[Publisher's Abstract][ This edited collection provides one of the most broadly reaching studies of nineteenth-century missionary periodicals through case studies of the ways in which this medium was used by various missionary societies to influence their readership, to conjure support for their missions, to construct images of the foreign 'other',...
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This text is avalibe from the publisher's website http://www.steiner-verlag.de/uploads/tx_crondavtitel/datei-datei/9783515103046_p.pdf
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[Journal's Abstract] Between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, religious books proportionally lost popularity while travel books became more popular. This paper examines a hybrid of these two genres, Protestant missionary monographs, through a detailed analysis of David Cranz's 1767 History of Greenland, including the rationale behind publis...
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The nineteenth century was a boom time for the genre of missionary periodicals. Missionary periodicals were established by religious organizations, societies, and churches for their members, for the general public, for theologians, for women, for children, and for converted non‐Europeans, and their growth reflected the expansion of missionary socie...
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For a full text of this paper visit: https://miami.uni-muenster.de/Search/Results?lookfor=jensz&type=AllFields&filter%5B%5D=ulb_person_facet%3A%22Jensz%2C+Felicity%22 Missionaries were major providers of education in the colonial world, and in many cases were the initial and exclusive agents of education for Indigenous and non-European people, who...
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The full text is avaliable here: https://miami.uni-muenster.de/Search/Results?lookfor=jensz&type=AllFields&filter%5B%5D=ulb_person_facet%3A%22Jensz%2C+Felicity%22 Missionaries were major providers of education to Indigenous peoples in the colonial world. They hoped both to convert their pupils to Christianity as well as to ensure that their conve...
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As proto-ethnologists, missionaries represented an important source of ethnographical material, collecting for many museums and displays. It is contended here that European missions affected the collecting habits of their missionaries through actively encouraging or discouraging collecting on behalf of certain institutions. The motivation behind th...
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Paper avaliable at http://prov.vic.gov.au/publications/provenance/provenance2012/in-future-only-female-teachers#sthash.8lJF0gb2.dpuf This paper examines the employment of teachers at the school on the Ramahyuck mission station in eastern Victoria in the latter half of the nineteenth century. It demonstrates that both physical exhaustion as well as...
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The renewed Moravian Church has placed great emphasis upon education, both for members of European background and members of the global Moravian mission. However, the research that has been undertaken on Moravian education has tended to focus upon eighteenth-century education at the expense of the nineteenth century, and European education at the e...
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An inherent aspect of nineteenth century missionary work was its transnational nature. European and North American missionaries were sent all over the world to spread the Christian message, and their writings, especially in the form of periodicals, also spread intelligence of their work not only amongst their home community, but also in the mission...
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During the evangelical awakening of eighteenth-century Europe, numerous religious communities were founded in order to create a geographical space in which religious and social identities could be constructed, including several communities of the Moravian Church. This Protestant Episcopal Church was based in Germany, but expanded from the mid-eight...
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Paper avaliable freely at: http://press.anu.edu.au/publications/aboriginal-history-journal-volume-34
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The nineteenth-century Moravian mission field of Southern Australia has received little attention in Moravian narratives or in contemporary historical analyses. Although it was relatively small in terms of converts, and short-lived in comparison to some other Moravian missionary fields, it had a profound impact on indigenous Australians and the col...
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In the age of imperial Britain, when British flags were raised in foreign lands all over the globe, missionaries – including German-speaking Moravian missionaries – were aiding the British colonisers by 'civilising and Christianising' the 'native heathen' in the British domains. The writings of missionaries often provide an alternative reading to n...
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Gedruckte Ausg. im Verlag Jenior, Kassel, erschienen.
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This report reviews the policies and programs of 11 countries and the European Union aimed at promoting study abroad and student exchange across national borders. Much of the policy development in those countries has been incremental, fragmented across different agencies, or only loosely connected to a national agenda. In most cases, policy is not...

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Together with Christiana Petterson (ANU) I am putting together a proposal for an edited book examining the historical perspective, religious, scientific, and political situation in which David Cranz's 1765 "History of Greenland" was written and published. The collection will examine the reception of the book in various geographical as well as scientific and religious circles. It will extend beyond a close reading of the book through contextualising the work and thus contributing to scholarship in the fields of religious history, cultural history, book history, and the history of science.