Recordings

The Politics of Everyday Knowledge

Recorded 14 Aug 2014

assir Mosi: The Muslim Subject and Orientalism

This is a talk given by Dr. Yassir Mosi at the Institute of Postcolonial Studies, Melbourne, on 13 March 2014.

David Manne & Ghassan Hage: Colonialism, Asylum Seekers, Border Protection

This was a public meeting hosted by the Institute of Postcolonial Studies on 10 September 2013. The aim was to generate debate on the issue of asylum seekers. The speakers were David Manne and Ghassan Hage.

Michael Herzfeld: Dominion in Disguise: Crypto-Colonialism and the Management of National Cultures

This is a talk given by Michael Herzfeld at the Institute of Postcolonial Studies, Melbourne, Australia on 9 August 2012.

Paul Carter: Sea Level, Turbulent Media & International Relations

This is a talk given by Paul Carter at the Institute of Postcolonial Studies, Melbourne, on 8 March 2012.

Joseph Pugliese: Prosthetics of Empire and the Anomic Violence of Drones

This is a talk given by Joseph Pugliese at the Institute of Postcolonial Studies in Melbourne on 6 October 2011.

Fethi Mansouri: The Arab Spring at the Crossroads, Current Challenges and Future Prospects

This is a talk by Professor Fethi Mansouri at the Institute of Postcolonial Studies on 26 July 2011.

Christopher Pinney: Impressions of Hell, Printing & Punishment in India

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

When Silence Must be Heard: Knowledge in the Pacific

‘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?

Alastair Nicholson: Wikileaks and the Postcolonial

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.

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