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’.

News

Monumental discovery narratives and deep history
04
Jan
2021

Monumental discovery narratives and deep history

"The Research Centre Director, Ann McGrath, has written a new article on deep history. Published in the latest edition of the Humanities...
Aboriginal Workers: a 1995 special issue of Labour History revisited in 2020
16
Dec
2020

Aboriginal Workers: a 1995 special issue of Labour History revisited in 2020

The 1995 Aboriginal Workers Special Issue of Labour History edited by Ann McGrath, Kay Saunders, and Jackie Huggins was recently relaunched...
Reviewing Song Spirals
14
Dec
2020

Reviewing Song Spirals

The Deep History team have been inspired by the recent publication Song Spirals: Sharing Women’s Wisdom of Country through Songlines,...

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