Featured past event:
2014 Annual ANU Reconciliation Lecture

Each year, a renowned Australian individual is invited to speak publicly on the topic of reconciliation. In 2014, the lecture was given by The Honourable Fred Chaney AO.

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<strong>Featured past event:</strong> <br />2014 Annual ANU Reconciliation Lecture

Featured past event:
‘Repatriation stories from a far away land’

A public lecture by NCIS Adjunct Fellow Dr C. Timothy McKeown, a legal anthropologist whose research focuses on the development and implementation of repatriation policy.

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<strong>Featured past event:</strong> <br />‘Repatriation stories from a far away land’

Featured past event:
Graduate research retreat

NCIS hosts an annual workshop for Higher Degree by Research (HDR) scholars who are Indigenous to Australia, or are undertaking research into indigenous topics.

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<strong>Featured past event:</strong><br />Graduate research retreat

Featured past event:
Justice Reinvestment Forum

2 August 2012: NCIS co-hosted a 1-day discussion forum with academic and government leaders, about issues related to Justice Reinvestment.

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<strong>Featured past event:</strong><br />Justice Reinvestment Forum

Featured past event:
Common Roots: Common Futures conference

20 – 22 February 2012: NCIS co-hosted a 3-day conference and workshop at the University of Arizona, focusing on national and international Indigenous governance and development.

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<strong>Featured past event:</strong><br />Common Roots: Common Futures conference

Events

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.

22
Jul
2015

Myles B. Mitchell – ‘The Esperance Nyungars, at the frontier’

Archaeological investigation of mobility, communication and identity in late-Holocene Aboriginal society, Western Australia

NCIS PhD scholar, Myles Mitchell.

In accordance with University rules, Higher Degree by Research (HDR) scholars must complete a pre-submission seminar three to six months prior to the intended submission of their dissertation. The seminar generally includes the research project's major objectives, content and results, and the work's conclusions. Scholars are expected to demonstrate their independent command of the material, their ability to communicate clearly and concisely the analysis of the material and findings, and their ability to respond appropriately to constructive comment and criticism.

Abstract

This thesis documents the results of an Aboriginal community-based archaeological research project in the Esperance region of southern Western Australia. The research was conducted as part of a knowledge exchange between the researcher and the Esperance Nyungar community. The study investigates the role of two important cultural places Belinup and Marbaleerup, and how they functioned within regional patterns of movement that underpinned Aboriginal society and economy in this region during the very late-Holocene. The research explores concepts of identity (Jones 1996; Meskell and Preucel 2004) relating to local Esperance Nyungar people, and neighbouring Ngadju and Mirning people who occupied the lands to the north and east of the study area. At a larger scale it explores identity in relation to the broader Nyungar and Western Desert cultural blocs, which intersect at the edge of Esperance Nyungar country. This forms the basis of an analytical discussion of the historical construction of contemporary Esperance Nyungar identity.

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Time & venue: 2.30 – 3.30pm, Level 3 meeting room, John Yencken Building, 45 Sullivans Creek Road, ANU campus.

Enquiries & RSVP: Please contact the NCIS HDR Program or phone 02 6125 0160. The event is free and open to the public.

25
Aug
2015

Veronica Fynn – ‘Gender violence and the "Rule of Law": Indigenous communities in Australia and post-war Liberia’

NCIS PhD scholar, Veronica Fynn.

In accordance with University rules, Higher Degree by Research (HDR) scholars must complete a pre-submission seminar three to six months prior to the intended submission of their dissertation. The seminar generally includes the research project's major objectives, content and results, and the work's conclusions. Scholars are expected to demonstrate their independent command of the material, their ability to communicate clearly and concisely the analysis of the material and findings, and their ability to respond appropriately to constructive comment and criticism.

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Time & venue: 12 – 1.30pm, Level 3 meeting room, John Yencken Building, 45 Sullivans Creek Road, ANU campus.

Enquiries & RSVP: Please contact the NCIS HDR Program or phone 02 6125 0160. The event is free and open to the public.

2015

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 Dr Fleur Adcock if you would like to attend, and to confirm the date, location and topic of the next meeting.

2015

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 Fleur Adcock if you would like to participate, and to confirm the date, location and topic of the next reading group.

15
Oct
2015

Graduate research retreat

NCIS is proud to host its sixth 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: Thursday 15 – Friday 16 October 2015; Burringiri Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture Centre, Yarramundi Reach, 245 Lady Denman Drive, Canberra.

Enquiries & RSVP: Please email the NCIS HDR Program or phone 02 6125 0160. The event is free and places are limited.

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19
Oct
2015

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 19 – Friday 23 October 2015; Kioloa Coastal Campus located on the NSW south coast.

Enquiries & RSVP: Please email the NCIS Deputy Director, Associate Professor Cressida Fforde.

11
Nov
2015

The 2015 Annual ANU Reconciliation Lecture

Each year, a renowned Australian is invited to speak publicly on the topic of reconciliation.

Time & venue: 6 – 7pm followed by refreshments; Arc Cinema, National Film and Sound Archive, 1 McCoy Circuit, Acton, ACT.

Enquiries & RSVP: The event is free and open to the public. (registration details TBA). For further details, please contact the NCIS Centre Administrator, Ms Tamai Heaton, on ncis@anu.edu.au or 6125 6708.

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