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5 March 2021

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Writing precarity

Join us for the launch of demos journal‘s latest issue on writing precarity “The more precarious you are, the more support you need. The more precarious you are, the less …


Scheherazade Bloul
Jocelyn Deane
Tegan Crowley
Gianmaria Lenti
Darcey Davie
Anastasia Kanjere

13 November 2020

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

The art of joining together

The art of joining together: Why we need a yuta [new] anthropology ‘Buku-manapanmirr means joining together. When Yolŋu use this term they point to the potential for people to come together …


Jennifer Deger, Paul Gurrumuruwuy, Paul Carter & Steven Feld

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9 Mar 2021

Whither India?

The Indian state under the current ruling political formation has over the past few years been pursuing a virulent campaign of a populist anti-intellectualism, targeting the humanities and the social sciences in particular.

8 Mar 2021

Life at Curzon Street

Here in Naarm/Melbourne, while we remain focused on the difficult situations of so many friends and family in parts of the world still governed by lockdowns, it has been wonderful to slowly, carefully, welcome warm bodies back into our meeting rooms.

8 Mar 2021

The Future of Food Blog

In Mildura

Melinda Hinkson and Lauren Rickards travelled to Mildura to kickstart the future of food project.

The Space

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Capacity: 12

The Edgar NG Gallery

The Edgar Ng Gallery is light-filled small room with a kitchenette that may be booked in addition to the Phillip Darby Room or the Ashis Nandy Room.

Venue outside
Capacity: 40

The Ashis Nandy Room

Named after a founding fellow of the Institute and prominent postcolonial scholar, the Ashis Nandy Room is the Institute’s main events space. During late Spring and Summer, it may be booked together with the Institute’s courtyard.