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

Archaeology and history on Groote Eylandt
19
Oct
2020

Archaeology and history on Groote Eylandt

by Laura Rademaker Research Centre for Deep History visiting fellow Professor Annie Clarke presented her seminar on the Groote Eylandt...
Director's Blog - The reverberations of deep time
28
Sep
2020

Director's Blog - The reverberations of deep time

One day in May, the earth shuddered. It was the year we call 2020, in the Pilbara, a remote part of Western Australia (WA), now rendered...
Reclaiming Turtles All the Way Down
02
Sep
2020

Reclaiming Turtles All the Way Down

Collaborating Scholar, Dr Leah Lui-Chivizhe wants to let Deep History people know about an exciting project. Since April Leah has been...

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