Welcome to the Monash Indigenous Studies Centre (MISC)

Welcome to the Monash Indigenous Studies Centre (MISC) where students have opportunities to gain knowledge and understanding of Australian Indigenous cultures, traditions and histories.

Please explore our site using the menu above the banner, and links to the right.

Our courses now include the Program for Australian Indigenous Archaeology.
Further information about Indigenous programs and activities at Monash University

  • The prestigious Molly Holman medal for an Arts PhD thesis was recently awarded to Monash Indigenous Studies Centre student, Robert (Ben) Gunn. Dr Gunn, who has worked with the Jawoyn Association recording rock art sites, says his research encourages people to look at rock art differently, and to record it differently. The method involves a… Read more
  • As a part of National Archaeology Week this seminar an exploration of Australian Archaeology in 2018; research, teaching and as a profession; strengths and weaknesses, and looks forward to where our current trajectory might send us in the future. Read more
  • This paper focuses on a developing mode of domination and its contemporary manifestations. It highlights the similarities between historical settler colonialism and a contemporary global order fundamentally characterised by a logic of elimination and containment. Read more
  • In 1946 Aboriginal pastoral workers in the Pilbara staged a daring strike over their unjust and inhumane working and living conditions which became known as the ‘Pilbara Strike'. Don McLeod, a white man with a mining and business background was a key figure in coordinating the strike and working with Aboriginal communities in building their… Read more
  • As a Faculty, we have had an excellent year of achievement in education. Both Dr Jonathan McIntosh and Associate Professor Kirsten McLean were recipients of Australian Awards for University teaching and we had unprecedented success in the Vice Chancellor awards with five recipients across the education categories. Vice Chancellor’s awards Dr James Roffee, Vice Chancellor's Award for… Read more

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