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11 March 2023

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

On Courageous Writing

A series on public critique amid settler colonialism | What responsibility do we have to centre courageous critique? What are the unacknowledged limits imposed by liberal and settler institutions on public-facing writing and speech?


Ramzy Baroud
Jeanine Leane
Evelyn Araluen
Tasnim Mahmoud Sammak

8 March 2023

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Palestine and the Culture of Denial

A series on public critique amid settler colonialism | Despite well-documented evidence of racism and human rights abuse, Israel has long been embraced by many as a manifestation of progressive values. Key to this miraculous act of political alchemy is a very specific form of denial


Saree Makdisi
Jordana Silverstein

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1 Mar 2023

IPCS Reading Groups

Addressing the challenges of the present, our reading groups work through influential and contemporary texts, bringing together researchers, scholar-activists, and artists as community.

14 Feb 2023

Theory / Knowledges / Politics RG

Our reading group works through influential and contemporary texts on postcolonialism, settler colonialism, and decoloniality, together with other work essaying critical and creative approaches to theory, knowledge and politics. 

16 Sep 2022

IPCS Building Fund

IPCS is many things to many people, but quite simply it would not exist without our custodianship of the premises at 78-80 Curzon Street, North Melbourne.

15 Sep 2022

The Queen is Dead

What might we at the Institute of Postcolonial Studies say on the passing of Elizabeth II, Queen of England, Australia, the Commonwealth?

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.