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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

6 November 2020

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

The Bubble: Metaphors we survive by

Metaphors are indispensable tools for making sense of reality, including the ongoing reality of systemic colonial relations—or to obfuscate it (to deflect the need to enact substantive decolonisation agendas, for …


Danish Sheikh & Andre Dao, Kevin Murray, Lee-Anne Sim

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5 Feb 2021

Gearing up for 2021

We are very pleased to be starting the year with some optimism and especially look forward to welcoming you back to Curzon Street for face-to-face gatherings soon, albeit smaller gatherings than we are accustomed to.

4 Feb 2021

Live at IPCS!

The Institute of Postcolonial Studies has up to four rooms to let, available to PhD and postgraduate students working on themes relevant to the Institute.

26 Nov 2020

The Future of Food Blog

Reimagining Regional Relationships

Melbourne’s second lockdown and the enforced separation of the city’s residents from those of regional Victoria and the rest of the world has proven a sobering time in which to reflect upon a complex relationship.

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.