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April 2018

The making, unmaking and remaking of difference: Shifting ideas of difference in theories of settler-Indigenous relations

April 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
IPCS, 78-80 Curzon Street
North Melbourne, VIC 3051 Australia
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‘Difference’ conjures diverse meanings in contemporary discourses, and no less so in discourses on relations between settlers and Indigenous peoples. Whether our differences can be breached, and the ethics such an attempt, has been the subject of colonial, postcolonial and…

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May 2018

Decolonisation and the Struggle over the Global Corporation

May 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
IPCS, 78-80 Curzon Street
North Melbourne, VIC 3051 Australia
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The end of formal empires in Africa and Asia in the twentieth century, and the onset of the Cold War, inaugurated three worlds.  These worlds were not so much places, as rival projects of world-making, with distinct political, economic and…

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June 2018

The dilemmas on ontological security in a postcolonising Northern Ireland

June 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
IPCS, 78-80 Curzon Street
North Melbourne, VIC 3051 Australia
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Since the signing of the Belfast Good Friday Agreement of 1998, Northern Ireland has made significant progress towards a postcolonising transformation of its political culture and its major political and social institutions, as it has shifted away from violence and…

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August 2018

Pacific Forum

August 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

New Caledonia’s independence referendum and the future of French colonialism in the Pacific   In November 2018, the French Pacific dependency of New Caledonia will hold a referendum on self-determination. The vote in New Caledonia comes as the government led…

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Indigenous Youth Incarceration and Education – Public Forum

August 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Arena Project Space, 2 Kerr Street
Fitzroy, Australia
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Indigenous young people make up 53% of Australia's incarcerated youth population, yet less than 6% of 10 to 17-year-olds in Australia are Indigenous. In Victoria, Indigenous young people make up only 1.6% of the population aged 10-19, but still represent 16% of those…

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Space, Law, Coloniality: Ruptures and Continuities

August 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
IPCS, 78-80 Curzon Street
North Melbourne, VIC 3051 Australia
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There is an intimacy to the relationship between space, law and coloniality. It is an intimacy that enables continuity under conditions of rupture and returns disguised with a rhetoric of advancement. Struggles for and over land, recognition, citizenship, and the…

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September 2018

Cosmopolitan possibilities: Reanimating diasporic narratives in the Transpacific

September 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
IPCS, 78-80 Curzon Street
North Melbourne, VIC 3051 Australia
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Prompted by their recent discovery of a migrant literature archive at Deakin University, Daniella, Michelle, and Safdar come together to explore how art and ‘the digital’ can be used to find new points of connection between diasporic narratives. With reference to…

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Rethinking the postcolonial for precarious times

September 13 - September 14
IPCS, 78-80 Curzon Street
North Melbourne, VIC 3051 Australia
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In mid-September the Institute will host a two day conference designed to respond to the contemporary pressures being navigated by all of us who work and live with postcolonial interests. We take as our initial provocation recent writings by Cultural…

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October 2018

Faultlines to belonging, the ground of cooperation

October 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
IPCS, 78-80 Curzon Street
North Melbourne, VIC 3051 Australia
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Wurundjeri Tribe Land Compensation & Cultural Heritage Council and Merri Creek Management Committee have built partnerships and cooperation on Wurundjeri Country through a range of projects together, especially in the last ten years. The outcomes that connect us to our…

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November 2018

Crafting co-existence-Please note that this event has been postponed until 2019

November 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
IPCS, 78-80 Curzon Street
North Melbourne, VIC 3051 Australia
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What, if anything, do craft, development and international law have in common? Can the grounded, tactile forms of making and cultural creativity embedded in craft offer fresh ethical and methodological insights to future-focused practices such as development and international law?…

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