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.
Veronica Fynn – ‘Gender violence and the "Rule of Law": Indigenous communities in Australia and post-war Liberia’
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.
Time & venue: 10 – 11.30am, 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.
Kenneth Myer Lecture 2015: Professor Mick Dodson
Promoting positive change in Australia
Professor Mick Dodson AM delivers the 2015 Kenneth Myer lecture on a topic close to his heart. Drawing on years of community and government engagement, Mick Dodson will offer his thoughts on creating social change and solidarity for our country.
Time & venue: 6 – 7pm, Theatre foyer, ground floor, National Library of Australia, Parkes Place, Canberra.
Enquiries & RSVP: This lecture is free (bookings are recommended) and will include refreshments. Booking enquiries 02 6262 1271 (Mon – Fri 9am – 12pm).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 6125 6708.