• Apr

    Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

    Location: Building A Room A105 - QUT Kelvin Grove Campus, Victoria Park Road Kelvin Grove Brisbane QLD 4059

    The National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN) and NIRAKN Research Affiliate Dr Sandra Phillips (QUT: Creative Industries Faculty) co-present the first Seminar Series for 2016 featuring Dr. Alice Te Punga Somerville (Te Atiawa, Taranaki).  Dr Te Punga Somerville researches and teaches at the intersections of Indigenous, Pacific, literary and cultural studies. Currently teaching in Indigenous Studies at Macquarie University, her first book was Once Were Pacific: M?ori connections to Oceania (Minn 2012). She also writes the occasional poem.  In this Seminar Series Dr. Te Punga Somerville examines:

    “Where is the Indigenous Humanities?” 

    Humanities scholars around the Anglophone world have been having an active conversation – through reports, symposia, conferences and publications – about the future, value and place of the Humanities in the twenty-first century university. Meanwhile, many of the dominant articulations of Indigenous research methodologies are grounded in social science and education disciplines (broadly defined). Where, in all of this, is the Indigenous Humanities?

    To register for this dynamic seminar please follow the links to the registration page. Attendance is FREE and open to NIRKAN members, Indigenous postgraduates, NIRAKN Research Affiliates, community members and Academics.  Lunch will be served at the conclusion of the event and tickets are limited, closing Friday 8th April 2016.  For any further questions or query please do not hesitate to contact us at nirakn@qut.edu.au.

    Read Dr. Alice Te Punga Somerville full bio here.

    To RSVP please click here.