Research

  • We are pleased to announce the launch of the Asian Cultural and Media Studies Research Cluster. The Asian Cultural and Media Studies Research Cluster provides a forum for the exchange of ideas related to research on media and cultural studies in Asian contexts. Housed under the Monash Asia Institute, and with support from the Research Unit ... Read more
  • The Asian Performance Research Cluster (APRC) is a cross-disciplinary forum for Monash University’s postgraduates, academics and research staff engaged in the study of performance in/of Asian cultures, contexts, and issues. We derive our creative and critical tools from various disciplines, ranging from Performance Studies, Theatre, Anthropology, Sociology, Music, Film, Media and Communication, Literature, and Asian ... Read more
  •  (See Monash Memo http://www.monash.edu.au/news/show/cultural-typhoon-kicks-off) Cultural Typhoon Melbourne is a group of Melbourne-based scholars, students and activists, initiated by Koichi Iwabuchi, interested in exploring media and cultural studies in Asian contexts. In solidarity with the Association for Cultural Typhoon based in Japan, Cultural Typhoon Melbourne will hold monthly seminars intended to create a space for the free ... Read more
  • Led by Judith Shaw of the MAI, Martin Mulligan and Dave Mercer of RMIT University and Matthew Clarke of Deakin University and supported by industry partners AusAID and the Foundation for Development Cooperation, this comparative study investigates housing resettlement projects in three countries affected by the 2004 tsunami. Read More... Read more
  • The revival of Afghan music and music education in Afghanistan should be viewed as one of the most important measures that can be taken to rebuild this traumatised nation. The healing powers of music are too well known to rehearse here. In addition, the rejuvenation of music contributes directly to the building of a viable ... Read more
  • This project brings together teams from the Monash Asia Institute, Urumqi Normal University in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China in an international research collaboration to document, measure, and define the most significant cultural monuments and spaces of Kashgar. Read More... Read more
  • Papers are invited for an afternoon of discussions about the architecture of Asia-Pacific relations from different perspectives: economic, political, legal, strategic and social. Read More... Read more
  • The Sukunan Program helps the residents of Sukunan village engage with a waste management and sustainable living program. Read More... Read more
  • Arc Linkage Project Leveraging remittances with microfinance: a cross-country study Over the last twenty years the volume of funds sent home by migrant workers has expanded to become a key input to national and household economies in Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Pacific region. In many developing countries migrant remittances exceed international aid and investment ... Read more
  • Are you Pashtun and living in Melbourne? If you are, you might be interested in participating in this research project. Read More... Read more