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October 2019

Postdevelopment in practice

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Postdevelopment in practice 25 years ago postdevelopment critique destabilised the concept of development, challenging its assumptions and aims, but it has been necessary to push beyond theory to uncover alternatives in practice. Join our panel Elise Klein (Uni. Melbourne), Katharine McKinnon…

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Big Boy

October 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

B i g  B o y  (2012, 89 min) Film Screening Artist Film Workshop + Institute of Postcolonial Studies 78-80 Curzon Street, North Melbourne Friday 11 October 2019, 7.30 pm - cost $5 Filmmaker Shireen Seno will join Audrey Lam (AFW) and Camila Marambio via Skype…

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September 2019

Contempt

September 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
IPCS, 78-80 Curzon Street
North Melbourne, VIC 3051 Australia
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Contempt, A Theatrical Rendition of the Section 377 Hearings Performed by Ade Suharto, Adil Hasan Khan, Danish Sheikh, Darshan Datar, Divya Patpatia, Johanna Commins and Tarun Khaitan Over a period of two months in 2012, the Supreme Court of India…

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Beyond Sorry: On making amends for injury and injustice at Parihaka

September 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
IPCS, 78-80 Curzon Street
North Melbourne, VIC 3051 Australia
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Beyond Sorry: On making amends for injury and injustice at Parihaka Please register to attend the event. In her recent book Ko Taranaki Te Maunga (Taranaki Is The Mountain) Rachel Buchanan revisits the brutal 1881 invasion by 1,500 colonial troops of…

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Saharawi: Rights & Recognition

September 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
IPCS, 78-80 Curzon Street
North Melbourne, VIC 3051 Australia
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Western Sahara remains the last non-self-governing territory in Africa and approximately 170,000 Saharawis remain displaced in refugee camps in Tindouf, Algeria. While waiting for a referendum, Saharawis have called for the United Nations Mission in Western Sahara to add a…

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August 2019

Disrespect

August 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

When disrespect comes in the form of injury, mistreatment, and is systemic in existing governance arrangements, where does responsibility lie? Join our panel as it discusses the experience of refugee migrants at the hands of the state, the question of…

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Intuiting the archive

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
IPCS, 78-80 Curzon Street
North Melbourne, VIC 3051 Australia
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We are researchers who find ourselves in archives, without formal training. Most of the time we depend on serendipity, luck, and intuition. How can we learn from historians to infer from archives without neglecting their colonial politics and epistemologies, silences,…

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June 2019

Living and dying with oil & coal

June 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a panel discussion on the contemporary politics of extractivism, militarisation and indigenous activism in Australia, Papua New Guinea and India. Register here. Speakers Jon Altman, Independent scholar Dolly Kikon, Anthropology and Development Studies, University of Melbourne Martha…

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Decolonising governance / Archipelagic thinking

June 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Paul Carter, John Cunningham, Melinda Hinkson & Priya Srinivasan The Institute of Postcolonial Studies Wednesday 5 June 2019, 7.30 pm - register Join our panel to celebrate and discuss Paul Carter’s exciting new book on the geopolitics of relationality. ‘Power may be globalised, but Westphalian notions…

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May 2019

“Is eating a settler-colonial act?” History, justice, and the future of food

May 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
IPCS, 78-80 Curzon Street
North Melbourne, VIC 3051 Australia
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An IPCS panel with Stefano de Pieri, Lauren Rickards, Nick Rose, Christopher Mayes. Please register here. “If you eat, you are involved in agriculture” is a popular saying among agrarian and alternative food advocates. It is often attributed to the…

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