Rediscovering the Deep Human Past

Rediscovering the Deep Human Past

ARC Laureate Project Overview

Rediscovering the deep human past: global networks, future opportunities (FL170100121)

This 5 year program aims to expand the practice of history by experimenting with transdisciplinary methodologies. These include working with communities and learning about Indigenous modes of historical practice. We aim to develop a data base of ancient memory narratives, so that this important knowledge source is no longer neglected by historians. Working closely with Indigenous communities, we will develop an interactive digital atlas which will map selected journey routes – the song, trade, corroboree and marriage pathways of the deep human past and present. We anticipate that these epic journey stories will stress exciting themes such as origin stories, and also feature stories of continuity, discovery, invention and change. We hope that this will prove a useful resource about Australia’s deep past for school teachers and the future generations.

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The Research Centre for Deep History builds on the ARC Laureate program ‘Rediscovering the Deep Human Past: Global Networks, Future Opportunities’.

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Research Centre team sweeps up awards
06
Jul
2020

Research Centre team sweeps up awards

Some of the stellar Research Centre team members were the stars of the Australian Historical Association’s AGM last Thursday evening....
About time
24
Jun
2020

About time

On 6 March 2020, Dr Mike Jones (Postdoctoral Research Fellow) attended GLAMSLAM 2020, hosted by the Australian Centre for Public History at...
Emma Kowal talks about the history of biospecimen collection among the aboriginal peoples of Australia
11
Jun
2020

Emma Kowal talks about the history of biospecimen collection among the aboriginal peoples of Australia

In this podcast, “Why scientists collected the blood of Indigenous Peoples”, Emma talks with Michael F. Robinson, Professor of History,...

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