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Today is Sunday, the 1st of March 2015.

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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© IPCS. Recorded on the 24 November 2014.


New Video available for viewing

A video recording of the conversation between Phillip Darby and Anne Tickner can now be viewed via Youtube. Just click on the screen on our homepage.

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".

Institute Appointment

Adam Driver has been appointed Convenor, Cinema & Chinese Studies at the Institute.