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The Institute of Postcolonial Studies was founded in 1996 as an independent venue for the exploration of postcolonial scholarship, politics and creative practice.

The Institute hosts a wide variety of public events, performances and presentations, often bringing together scholars, artists, activists and larger publics to explore and respond to the legacies of the colonial encounter in Australia and globally.

At the core of the activities and projects we aim to foster and support there is one central guiding concern: how can we best respond to the pressing challenges of coexistence in the present?

The Institute is the home of the scholarly journal Postcolonial Studies.

Membership is open to all.

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9 Mar 2021

Whither India?

The Indian state under the current ruling political formation has over the past few years been pursuing a virulent campaign of a populist anti-intellectualism, targeting the humanities and the social sciences in particular.

8 Mar 2021

Life at Curzon Street

Here in Naarm/Melbourne, while we remain focused on the difficult situations of so many friends and family in parts of the world still governed by lockdowns, it has been wonderful to slowly, carefully, welcome warm bodies back into our meeting rooms.

8 Mar 2021

In Mildura

Melinda Hinkson and Lauren Rickards travelled to Mildura to kickstart the future of food project.