Monash Indigenous Studies Centre (MISC) Associate Professor Bruno David, Professor Ian McNiven and Professor Lynette Russell are contributing to a new national research project, The Australia Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage.
Associate Professor Bruno David , Professor Ian McNiven and Professor Lynette Russell are members of the Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage, an initiative which will see researchers from institutions around the world embark on a seven-year, $45.7-million research quest to investigate the beginning of Australia’s unique biodiversity and Indigenous heritage, while inspiring Australian children to engage with science.
Launching in 2017, it will bring together 20 institutions and museums worldwide to unlock the history of Australia, Papua New Guinea and eastern Indonesia from 130,000 years ago until the time of European arrival.
The first of its kind in the world, the Centre will encourage budding young scientists through a unique outreach program at schools and museums throughout Australia, and will focus on nurturing the careers of Indigenous and female researchers.
It will comprise seven Australian universities – the University of Wollongong as a co-ordinating institution, Monash University, James Cook University, the University of New South Wales, the Australian National University, the University of Adelaide and the University of Tasmania – together with leading organisations in public education and engagement, including the Australian Museum, Queensland Museum, South Australian Museum and the State Library of New South Wales.
The Centre represents a unique integration of multidisciplinary expertise, bringing together researchers from humanities and social sciences, such as archaeology, and Indigenous and museum studies, with scholars from science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines – including Earth and climate sciences, ecology and genetics.
The funds will support around 40 new research positions and more than 50 new research students over the lifetime of the Centre.
Congratulations to the MISC researchers and also to the staff in the Arts Research and Business Development Office who supported this application.
Sky Country: Our Connection to the Cosmos
This show will bring together eight Indigenous artists to transform Blak Dot Gallery into an ethereal space, which will express our ongoing connection with sky country, in all its wisdom, beauty and mystery.
Writing Australia-India in the Asian century with Dalit, Indigenous and Multilingual Tongue.
An open-to-public, free event brought to you by Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
From Story to 3D Animation: Preserving Indigenous knowledge through the Monash Country Lines Project
Last year, a group of academics and staff working on the Monash Country Lines Archive … Continue reading From Story to 3D Animation: Preserving Indigenous knowledge through the Monash Country Lines Project
2014 Future Justice Prize awarded to John Bradley
Associate Professor John Bradley of the Monash Indigenous Centre has won the 2014 Future Justice … Continue reading 2014 Future Justice Prize awarded to John Bradley
Showcasing current research and Interdisciplinary potential
To mark Monash Indigenous Centre moving into the Menzies building and in celebration of the Faculty without Borders, the academic staff of MIC will showcase their current research projects highlighting the opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary work, including postgraduate supervision.
The Paleo Diet: the struggle for food security between Indigenous and non-indigenous Australians
Wednesday 3rd September 2014 , 2pm to 3pm Monash Indigenous Centre Library Building 55 level … Continue reading The Paleo Diet: the struggle for food security between Indigenous and non-indigenous Australians
Indigenous Australian astronomy – Dr Duane W. Hamacher
Wednesday 27th August 2014, 2pm to 3pm Monash Indigenous Centre LibraryBuilding 55 level 2. Clayton … Continue reading Indigenous Australian astronomy – Dr Duane W. Hamacher
‘Factotum and Friend’: Two Central Australian case studies in ethnographic encounter and exchange
Wednesday 20th August, 2pm to 3pm. Monash Indigenous Centre Library, Building 55 level 2. Clayton Campus. Mickey Akwerre Pengarte Dow Dow was a Northern Arrernte man born at Harry Creek, Central Australia around 1856. Dow Dow had been present when Spencer and Gillen documented Arrernte ceremonies at Alice Springs in the summer of 1896. In the 1930s he produced detailed illustrations in order to explain complex Arrernte beliefs to another budding anthropologist, Olive Muriel Pink. Dow Dow’s career as an ‘informant’ continued when he met the young linguist and ethnographer T.G.H. Strehlow in 1932 and went on to share details of the mythologies and ritual of his traditional lands.
Fear and Assuagement: representations and engagement of First Peoples in national museum spaces.
Dr Sandy O’Sullivan.
Wednesday 16th April, 2pm to 3pm.
Monash Indigenous Centre Library,
Building 55 level 2. Clayton Campus
MIC Postgrad Phil Adgemis awarded Minoru Hokari Scholarship for 2013
One of our post grads here in MIC Phil Adgemis has just been awarded this … Continue reading MIC Postgrad Phil Adgemis awarded Minoru Hokari Scholarship for 2013