This is a talk given by Christopher Pinney as part of the “Culture, Communication and Political Change” seminar series organised by the Institute of Postcolonial Studies. The talk was co-sponsored by Thesis Eleven Centre for Cultural Sociology, La Trobe University and the Australia India Institute
‘Knowledge needs to be free’ is a mantra of the information revolution. The concept of enlightenment is based on the assumption that knowledge is a good in itself, and that any limit on its access is a feudal barrier that fosters prejudice. The recent rise of Wikileaks continues this campaign of liberation through transparency.
But is it true that all knowledge should be publicly accessible? Is it conceivable that there are times when silence is the most appropriate form of expression?
This is a talk hosted by the Institute of Postcolonial Studies, Melbourne, on 7 April 2011. The speaker was The Hon Alastair Nicholson AO, RFD, QC, former Chief Juestice of the Family Court.
This was a talk hosted by the Institute of Postcolonial Studies, Melbourne, on 15th March 2011. The speakers were Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh and Yousef Alreemawi, both from the University of Melbourne.
This is a public lecture delivered by Ashis Nandy on 10th September 2010 for the Institute of Postcolonial Studies. Ashis Nandy is Distinguished Fellow of the Institute.
Michael Kirby gives his farewell speech as the Inaugural Co-Patron of the Institute of Postcolonial Studies, Melbourne.
Lowitja O’Donoghue speaks (and sings) at her farewall function as the Inaugural Co-Patron of the Institute of Postcolonial Studies, Melbourne.