Hear from a range of speakers across various Lightning Talks sessions, meet and mingle with fellow Australian Studies HDR students and researchers, and find out how you can be part of the Australian Studies Research Node at UQ. 

Confirmed speakers and topics include:

  • Beth Madsen on "The Numbers Don’t Lie? Considering the Impact of Race and Data in Indigenous Education Policy Enactment"
  • David Crowden on "Isaac Nathan's Australian Melodies: Australia's First Contemporary Song Cycle"
  • Karl Ricker on "Contemporary Settler Colonial Fiction: An Aesthetic of Self-Improvement"
  • Gareth Belling on "Ballet as metonymy for Australia".

The ASRN HDR Reading Group is an exciting new initiative and the launch will include a pre-circulated reading from Everything You Need to Know About the Uluru Statement From the HeartOn the day, you'll have the opportunity to meet the ASRN Leadership team and find out more about exciting interdisciplinary projects and research partnerships in the Australian Studies. 

This is an HDR specific day for MPhil and PhD students (and recent grads) to share their current research. Supervisors and academic staff are welcome to attend. 

Lunch will be provided for this in-person event, however all UQ events are subject to change and any updates will be provided depending on Covid-safe event planning and restrictions closer to the event date.


Questions about presenting or attending? Get in touch with the ASRN via email: ausnetwork@hass.uq.edu.au and to find out more about the ASRN, visit https://hass.uq.edu.au/asrn.

Please note: This is a Covid-safe event and lunch will be provided in adherence with UQ Covid-safe protocol. In-person attendance is strongly encouraged, so we encourage you to register your interest now as there will be limited capacity.



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Khadim Ali
The Arrivals #4, 2016, 
Inkjet, gouache and gold leaf on hahnemuhle paper Image
100.0 x 70.5 cm
Collection of the University of Queensland, purchased 2017.

Reproduced courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

Photo: Carl Warner







Forgan Smith (1)
Room W349