NCIS-hosted events are listed on this page. Events that may be of interest to researchers and students in the Indigenous studies field, including but not exclusively those hosted by NCIS, are listed on our Indigenous studies calendar.
NCIS writing retreat
NCIS staff and Higher Degree Research (HDR) scholars participate in an annual week-long writing retreat at the Kioloa Coastal Campus of ANU. The week is loosely structured with a primary focus on writing, and with opportunities for discussion, sorting out knotty writing problems, and enhancing writing skills.
Time & venue: Saturday 22 – Friday 28 October 2016; Kioloa Coastal Campus located on the NSW south coast.
Enquiries & RSVP: Please email the NCIS HDR Program, email@example.com.
Shut up and Write; and Read and Discuss
Students and Early Career Researchers in Indigenous Studies are affiliated with a number of centres and schools across campus (at CAEPR, NCIS and beyond). This group aims to get everybody together on a regular basis and will:
- Provide a space for HDR students and ECR involved in Indigenous Studies to get to know each other; this aspect of the group may be of particular significance for the HDR scholars at the ANU who are not enrolled or associated with CAEPR or NCIS
- Promote peer support
- Support writing process in a friendly environment
- Improve peer-reviewing capacities of participants
These sessions will be coordinated by the participants and participation will be based on their availability. Participants will be strongly encouraged to take part in and submit their work for the Read and Talk sessions.
This group aims to create a friendly environment to support the research writing process. Writing among peers offers a degree of social pressure which often helps overcome writing blockages. The short breaks between the writings blocks create a space where the writers can discuss their ideas with their peers; an exercise that is also helping the writing process. As the participants in this group share Indigenous research interests to varying degrees, this exchange of ideas can only lead to better research outcomes and design.
Time & venue: Shut up and Write sessions begins on the second week of Semester 1, over 26 weeks. Read and Talk sessions will replace the Shut up and Write sessions once every 3 weeks. One-Day writing retreat at Mt Stromlo in semester 2, Date TBC
Monthly research hour
NCIS holds a monthly research meeting which provides a space for NCIS members and friends to come together informally for discussions of research issues, presentations, fieldwork reports, seminars, etc.
Time & venue: Generally the third Wednesday of each month at 4 – 5pm in the Level 3 meeting room, John Yencken Building, 45 Sullivans Creek Road, ANU campus.
Enquiries & RSVP: Please contact NCIS Research Associate Mr Benjamin Wilson if you would like to attend, and to confirm the date, location and topic of the next meeting.
Indigenous studies reading group
NCIS hosts a bimonthly Indigenous studies reading group, which aims to develop scholarly understandings of the Indigenous studies field within ANU. Reading group meetings and are open to all ANU graduate scholars and staff with an interest in Indigenous studies.
Each meeting of the reading group will involve a facilitated discussion on a predetermined text; this is usually a journal article, book chapter or book excerpt, but documentaries, novels and other relevant media may also be set. The readings will be carefully selected to help establish an understanding of the key scholarship, themes and debates in the Indigenous studies field. All participants are encouraged to raise questions, offer comments and suggest readings for future discussion.
Time & venue: The first Thursday of alternate months at 3 – 4.30pm in the Level 3 meeting room, John Yencken Building, 45 Sullivans Creek Road, ANU campus.
Enquiries & RSVP: Please contact the reading group coordinator, NCIS Research Associate Benjamin Wilson if you would like to participate, and to confirm the date, location and topic of the next reading group.