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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Deputy Director Laura Rademaker visits NT communities
31
Mar
2021

Deputy Director Laura Rademaker visits NT communities

Laura Rademaker recently visited communities in Gunbalanya, Darwin and Jabiru to talk about on Country research plans. She spoke with the...
Deep history and the Senate Committee Inquiry into nationhood, national identity and democracy
03
Mar
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Deep history and the Senate Committee Inquiry into nationhood, national identity and democracy

Together with other invited experts, the Research Centre’s Director Ann McGrath and Collaborating Scholar Heidi Norman contributed to...
Eaglehawk and Crow: Aboriginal knowledges, imperial networks and the evolution of religion
15
Feb
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Eaglehawk and Crow: Aboriginal knowledges, imperial networks and the evolution of religion

Deputy Director Laura Rademaker recently published this article in Journal of Colonialism and Colonial history.  In ‘Eaglehawk and Crow:...

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