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28
May
2024

National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is an annual observance from 27 May to 3 June. It is a time for all Australians to reflect on Indigenous histories, cultures and achievements and to consider how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation. The University believes we all have a role to…

27
May
2024

Dr Jilda Andrews is Reimagining the Future of Museums

Dr Jilda Andrews is breathing new life into museum artefacts —illuminating inclusive futures for Indigenous cultural heritage worldwide by exploring the troubled past.When Dr Jilda Andrews first stepped into a museum collection storeroom 26 years ago, little did she know the secrets the objects…

23
May
2024

What is ‘Net Zero’, anyway? A short history of a monumental concept

Written by Dr Ruth Morgan.Last month, the leaders of the G7 declared their commitment to achieving net zero emissions by 2050 at the latest. Closer to home, the Albanese government recently introduced legislation to establish a Net Zero Economy Authority, promising it will catalyse investment in…

21
May
2024

2024 Sir William Dobell Chair and Fellows Announced

In 2023 the Centre for Art History and Art Theory in the ANU School of Art & Design established a new fellowship scheme to increase the impact of the Dobell endowment to support the research of art historians and curators at all stages of their careers. Each year one position known as the Sir…

20
May
2024

RCDH Indigenous Family Research and Writing Skills Workshop

Last month, the Research Centre for Deep History welcomed a group of fourteen Indigenous women to the first RCDH Indigenous Family Research and Writing Skills Workshop. Following a highly competitive application process, fourteen participants were selected to travel to ANU from various places –…

15
May
2024

Our efforts to prevent extreme violence aren’t working

Article by Associate Professor Emily Corner In the wake of an extreme violence event such as the deadly attack at Bondi Junction, perpetrators are usually described as being either politically motivated or having poor mental health with no ideological motivations.  But this binary…

14
May
2024

Caroline Schuster and Catherine Frieman Appointed Co-Editors

Congratulations to Dr Caroline Schuster and Dr Catherine J. Frieman who have been announced as the next co-editors of the Wenner-Gren Foundation and the University of Chicago Press’ Current Anthropology. As of January 1, 2025, they will succeed Laurence Ralph, the journal’s current editor, who…