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Sofya Gollan and Dr Gemma King Photo: Neha Attre
03
Aug
2023

Dr Gemma King’s ‘Sign on Screen: Language, Culture and Power in Sign Language Cinema’ receives DECRA funding

Dr Gemma King’s project ‘Sign on Screen: Language, Culture and Power in Sign Language Cinema’ is the recipient of Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC). The project aims to discover how contemporary screens represent deafness and how…

19
Jul
2023

Living with Smallpox in Early Modern Britain

In the two centuries prior the advent of vaccination, early modern Britons lived in the shadow of a viral disease which often left death, blindness, or pockmarked survivors in its wake. Contrast this, if you will, to the dawn of 2020, when another invisible adversary brought Britain, along with the…

10
Jul
2023

Australians sceptical when it comes to future of AI

Australians have relatively high levels of concern about artificial intelligence (AI), and are sceptical about the number of jobs it will create, according to a new study from The Australian National University (ANU). The study shows Australians are much more likely to think other areas of science…

04
Jul
2023

CAIS scholars help drive Middle East-Australia trade relations

Two CAIS scholars have successfully secured a $40k grant from the Australian Government to run an innovative national workshop – the first of its kind in Australia. The grant will enable the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies to run a summit identifying how Australian and the Arab Gulf…

Catherine Frieman Photo by Neha Attre
19
Jun
2023

Catherine Frieman is the recipient of a Future Fellowship for ‘Kin and Connection: Ancient DNA between the Science and the Social’

Ancient DNA has emerged as a powerful tool that can help bridge the gap between social and scientific archaeologies. Associate Professor Catherine J. Frieman’s research project ‘Kin and Connection: Ancient DNA between the Science and the Social’ aims to use genetic data and archaeological…

Professor Catherine Travis
31
May
2023

Voices of Regional Australia project receives ARC Discovery Project funding

The Voices of Regional Australia: The linguistic patterning of local attachment has been successful in receiving an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery project funding to the tune of $354,815. The project will be led by a team of linguists, including Professor Catherine Travis, Chair of…

23
May
2023

Understanding language development to improve Indigenous children’s wellbeing

Many Indigenous children who grow up in Central Australian towns and remote communities speak in a combination of languages to communicate with their families – often using more than one language in a single interaction or sentence. For years, evaluating Indigenous children's language knowledge…