On 15-16 February 2013 the conference “Ukraine: Language, Culture, Identity” took place at Monash University. The conference was held under the joint auspices of the Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian Studies at Monash University, the Ukrainian Studies Association of Australia and the Shevchenko Scientific Society in Australia.
The conference attracted largest contingent of international Ukrainian Studies specialists hitherto assembled in Australia. Ukrainian universities and the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine were represented by four scholars. There were also four scholars from Canadian universities and one each from Italy and New Zealand. As expected, the largest number of papergivers – eight – were based in Australia. 63 people attended the conference. There were eighteen presentations. The diversity of the conference did not end here. It brought together experienced and well-known scholars with postgraduate students researching their PhD projects. Among the variety of scholarly disciplines represented were sociology and media studies, literary studies, linguistics, cultural studies and cultural history, medical anthropology, diaspora studies and memory studies. Within this interdisciplinary space conference participants examined the identities of people in Ukraine and others who have a connection to Ukraine. They discussed identity shifts under the pressure of cultural and political forces, as well as the retention and evolution of identities. Read more ….
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Godzilla’s lost nuclear past: Dr Jason Jones
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South Asian Diaspora International Researchers’ Network
A humanities project.
The ambition of this network is to unite academics and writers from around the world whose work focuses on the South Asian Diaspora. We invite all internationally established scholars as well as early-career, postdoctoral and postgraduates interested in this project to register on this network…
LLCL Honours student recognised in prestigious international awards programme
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Monash Chinese Studies students awarded study scholarships in language competition
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Proficiency Competition for Foreign University Students once again.
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Two MITS students undertake an internship with international organisation CCAMLR
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Internship opportunity with SPC in New Caledonia for MITS student
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Research Interview: Jason Jones
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Monash Chinese Studies students win first and second places in language competition
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Objects in Translation: A Conversation with Curators and Historians
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Monash Asian Studies Debate Competition
In 2016, the DAV, in conjunction with the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics … Continue reading Monash Asian Studies Debate Competition