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.
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 Phillipa Weeks Staff Library, ANU College of Law.
Enquiries & RSVP: Please contact the NCIS Administrative Officer if you would like to attend, and to confirm the date, location and topic of the next meeting.
NCIS Indigenous studies reading group
NCIS hosts an 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: The first Thursday of alternate months (February, April, June, August, October, December) at 3 – 4.30pm.
Enquiries & RSVP: Please contact the reading group coordinator, NCIS Research Associate, Fleur Adcock, if you would like to participate, and to confirm the date, location and topic of the next reading group.
NCIS graduate research retreat
NCIS is proud to host its fifth retreat for Higher Degree Research (HDR) scholars undertaking research into Indigenous topics. The retreat is an opportunity for Indigenous HDR scholars and scholars researching in Indigenous studies to engage in intellectual discussion, networking and information sharing.
Time & venue: Wednesday 8 – Friday 10 October 2014; Ibis Styles Canberra Eagle Hawk resort, located on the Federal Highway at the ACT/NSW border.
Enquiries & RSVP: Please email the NCIS HDR Program Manager, Dr Asmi Wood or phone 02 6125 8141. The event is free and places are limited.
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: Monday 13 – Friday 17 October 2014; Kioloa Coastal Campus located on the NSW south coast.
Enquiries & RSVP: Please email the NCIS Deputy Director, Associate Professor Cressida Fforde.
The 2014 Annual ANU Reconciliation Lecture
Each year, a renowned Australian is invited to speak publicly on the topic of reconciliation. The 2014 lecture will be given by Senior Australian of the Year 2014 and Reconciliation advocate, Fred Chaney AO.
Time & venue: 6 – 7pm followed by refreshments; Arc Cinema, National Film and Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton, ACT.
Enquiries & RSVP: The event is free and open to the public. Registration is essential (registration details TBA).