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Today is Monday, the 1st of September 2014.

The Institute of Postcolonial Studies is an independent educational institution devoted to understanding postcolonialism and putting it into practice. It was established in 1996 at the initiative of Phillip Darby and Michael Dutton. The Institute engages in activities that encompass intellectual enquiry, public debate and artistic expression. Membership is open to all. The Institute is essentially a voluntary organisation.

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ARC Award
The Institute wishes to extend its congratulations to Council member Anoma Pieris, who has been awarded a prestigious ARC Future Fellowship - a first for the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne. Anoma will underake a four year research project entitled Temporal cities, provisional citizens: architectures of internment". It will explore how expertise in architecture and related fields was mobilized in the producton of WWII internment environments and will evaluate their legacy for histories of detention to theorise provisional forms of citizenship using comparative studies in Australia, Singapore and the USA.

Institute Appointment
Adam Driver has been appointed Convenor, Cinema & Chinese Studies at the Institute. Adam is an award-winning Melbourne-based film producer and the creative director of MirrorStage Media. His debut production, Red Water Red, was directed by Qing Xie and selected by Hou Hsiao-Hsien (Three Times) for the 47th Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival. His current projects include three narrative feature films - all with Qing Xie - and continuing affiliations with the Institute’s transmedia work.