Workshop on Indigenous Histories for Early Career Researchers: Rediscovering the Deep Human Past: Global Networks, Future Opportunities

Early career researchers and postgraduate research students working in the field of Indigenous histories are invited to participate in a workshop on new methodologies in Indigenous histories convened by the ARC Laureate program for the Deep Human Past on Wednesday 26 September. This one-day workshop will run in conjunction with the two-day symposium on ‘Understanding the deep past across language and culture’ on 27–8 September.

The field of Indigenous histories has long been at the forefront of disciplinary shifts and challenges. An active embrace of diverse archives and an openness to Indigenous methodologies has produced rich possibilities for historical transformation. Whether characterised by a commitment to decolonisation, to engaging seriously with Indigenous knowledges, or by practicing history in the field, research in Indigenous histories has been characterised by multidisciplinary research practice. This workshop will present an opportunity to discuss new work and future directions in the field.

Presenters and commenters will include Professor Jaky Troy, Professor Ann McGrath, more TBC.

The workshop is open to higher degree research students and early career researchers (within five years of graduation) in Indigenous histories. Indigenous scholars are particularly encouraged to participate. Financial support will be available to support attendees travelling to Canberra.

To express your interest, please send a bio and a short statement (no more than one page) discussing how you understand your methodological approach to research, and how it differs from past research in your area, to Dr Ben Silverstein ( by Wednesday 5 September. Places are limited.