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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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Toxic Whiteness

May 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
IPCS, 78-80 Curzon Street
North Melbourne, VIC 3051 Australia
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  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltBLJ5pFOYQ&t=2095s Join us for a timely panel discussion with Ghassan Hage and Jessica Gerrard who will address the intensification of racism from distinct but related perspectives. Due to unprecedented interest and our limited venue space, registration is necessary. Please register here. Building on…

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February 2019

Unpacking My Library

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
IPCS, 78-80 Curzon Street
North Melbourne, VIC 3051 Australia
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Discipline, Ensayos, and MADA Monash University are pleased to present a public lecture by Michael Taussig, titled ‘Unpacking my Library’. The talk presents a Benjaminian take on and in the library in Paris where Walter Benjamin assembled most of the…

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November 2018

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

November 8, 2018 @ 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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October 2018

Faultlines to belonging, the ground of cooperation

October 3, 2018 @ 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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September 2018

Rethinking the postcolonial for precarious times

September 13, 2018 - September 14, 2018
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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Cosmopolitan possibilities: Reanimating diasporic narratives in the Transpacific

September 4, 2018 @ 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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August 2018

Space, Law, Coloniality: Ruptures and Continuities

August 30, 2018 @ 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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