The Institute of Postcolonial Studies

Coexistence through critical and creative practice

The Institute of Postcolonial Studies was founded in 1996 as an independent venue for the exploration of postcolonial scholarship, politics and creative practice.

The Institute hosts a wide variety of public events, performances and presentations, often bringing together scholars, artists, activists and larger publics to explore and respond to the legacies of the colonial encounter in Australia and globally.

The Institute is the home of the scholarly journal, Postcolonial Studies.

Membership is open to all. 

IPCS Events: Upcoming & Recent

2016 Symposium - Reorienting the Postcolonial

July 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - July 13, 2017 @ 9:00 pm

The symposium was concluded last Wednesday. There were some fantastic papers and the videos will be available for viewing shortly.

Panel discussion and book launch: Timothy Neale's Wild Articulations

August 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Jon Altman (Research Professor, Alfred Deakin Institute, Deakin University), Cameo Dalley (Postdoctoral Fellow, Anthropology, University of Melbourne), Chris Healy (Associate Professor, Cultural Studies, University of Melbourne) and Tim Neale (Postdoctoral Fellow, Alfred Deakin Institute, Deakin University) discuss the issues explored...

The Optics of Reconciling: the politics of visibility and visuality in the Canadian Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement

August 16, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This talk explores the optics of reconciliation and the visibility of "truth" in the Canadian Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement, 2007 (IRSSA). The IRSSA is a legal settlement to redress the violence experienced by Indigenous children through Indian Residential Schools....

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