Research

Film and Screen DECRA fellow gives a keynote at a major international conference

Dr Julia Vassilieva was invited to give a keynote address to the 20th conference of the Society for the Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image that took place in Helsinki on the 11-14 of June.  The society unites scholars around the word interested in interdisciplinary research within the areas of moving image history, theory, and aesthetics;…

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What next for Mosul?

By Yasmin Chilmeran After three years, Iraqi government forces have liberated Mosul from ISIS control. As the community begins to heal, it is Iraq’s female parliamentarians who are leading the efforts to rebuild. Following Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi’s declaration of victory over ISIS (Daesh) on 9 July, the important question is what comes next. The…

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2017 Monash PhD in Indigenous Cultures and Histories

A PhD position is being sought in the Indigenous Cultures and Histories doctoral program in conjunction with the Deep Time Indigenous Ecologies Focus Program, the ARC Centre of Excellence in Australian Biodiversity and Heritage, and the Taungurung Clans Aboriginal Corporation to explore the history and/ or archaeology of the Taungurung people of Central Victoria. Potential doctoral…

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Vizard’s ‘Vigil’: part of his PhD research exploring performativity and theatre

Vigil, written by Steve Vizard, makes its Victorian debut at Arts Centre Melbourne from 4–8 July. Starring the acclaimed Christie Whelan Browne, Vigil confronts with a musical and theatrical one woman tour-de-force about a 30-something prodigal daughter who hijacks her family’s Christmas Eve wanting more than pinot gris and a loan – she wants answers. …

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First Australians lived through the Ice Age: what must we learn for our future?

For over 60,000 years Aboriginal Australians lived and thrived in the Australian landscape. They had sophisticated and complex social systems with languages and religions that were unrecognisable to 19th century Europeans. Today, more of the ingenuity and wisdom in Aboriginal Australian’s practices and knowledge systems is being uncovered – revealing significant potential solutions for our imminent…

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“Legacies of resistance we need to act upon”: PhD candidate Matteo Dutto

Sometimes dubbed the ‘black Ned Kelly’, Jandamarra of the Bunuba nation is an iconic figure in the history of Australian Indigenous armed resistance to colonial invasion, and while Indigenous Australians have always shared stories of both Jandamarra’s resistance and of other key Indigenous people, such as Yagan of the Whadjuk Noongar and Pemulwuy of the Bidjigal people, the wider Australian public…

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Tom Doig aims for new heights in Canada

Monash University PhD candidate and author Tom Doig has been offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study with renowned scholar Naomi Klein at The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity’s writing residency in Canada.

Tom, who has already published a book during his PhD candidature, shares some insight into his marathon post-graduate journey.

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How does a play further human health? Interview with Head of Theatre & Performance Jane Montgomery-Griffiths

Associate Professor Jane Montgomery Griffiths is driving a new research project, funded by the Monash/Warwick Alliance, to investigate the creation of empathy in the audience through theatrical depictions of trauma. The research arises from her Green Room Outstanding Performer Award winning performance in the Pulitzer prize winning play ‘Wit’ last year. She took on the role of the brilliant professor Vivienne…

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Monash research positions available

Three Graduate Research positions are now open in the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies. Please note applicants who already hold a PhD will not be considered. 2017 Monash Master of Arts Scholarship in Philosophy Application deadline: Friday 28 April 2017 A Master of Arts candidate is being sought in the topic of women…

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