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Critical Disability Studies Research Network Launch

The Curtin Critical Disability Studies Research Network was officially launched on 29 February 2016 with a keynote presentation on Re-imagining Australia by Graeme Innes AM, LLB, FAICD, Chair of the Attitude Foundation and former Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner. Graeme gave an inspiring talk about the changes in the lives of people with disabilities over the […]

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‘In Between, Go Between: Borders of Belonging,’ International Conference, Barcelona, 17-22 January 2016

The Centre for Human Rights Education co-convened the international conference ‘In Between, Go Between: Borders of Belonging,’ in Barcelona from 17-22 January 2016. The event was convened by Professor Baden Offord, CHRE Director, together with Emeritus Professor Susan Ballyn, Director at the Centre for Australian Studies at The University Barcelona, Dr Rob Garbutt of the […]

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New research project, ‘Our stories, our way: collaborative methodology for Indigenous oral history’, in 2016

The Centre for Human Rights Education (CHRE) and the School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts (MCCA) will commence a new research project, Our stories, our way: collaborative methodology for Indigenous oral history, in 2016. This project is led by Dr Elfie Shiosaki, John Curtin Distinguished Professor Anna Haebich and Dr Michelle Johnson in partnership […]

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Dr Shiosaki appointed Associate Investigator at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions

Dr Elfie Shiosaki has been appointed as an Associate Investigator at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE) in 2016. CHE leads research worldwide into how societies thought, felt and functioned in Europe, 1100 – 1800, and how this long history continues to impact on present day Australia. Dr Shiosaki’s research […]

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Australian Research Council Discovery Project success

Congratulations to Centre for Human Rights Education’s Indigenous Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Dr Elfie Shiosaki and John Curtin Distinguished Professor Anna Haebich on their successful ARC Discovery Project ‘Ancestor words': Noongar letter writing in Western Australian government archives from the 1860s to the 1960s.   The project was highlighted in a Curtin media release on 23 […]

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Dr Yirga Woldeyes, speaker at the African Studies of Australasia and the Pacific Conference

Dr Yirga Gelaw Woldeyes, a lecturer at the Centre for Human Rights Education, participated in the 38th African Studies of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP) Conference that was organised at Deakin University, Melbourne, from 28th-30th October 2015. The theme of the conference was ‘21st Century Tensions and Transformation in Africa’. Yirga participated by presenting a paper entitled, Beyond decoloniality: […]

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Australian Research Council Discovery award success for Centre adjunct

Congratulations to Centre for Human Rights Education’s Adjunct Researcher, Dr Karen Soldatic, on her successful ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award announced on Friday 30 October 2015, awarded through the University of New South Wales. Karen is an international researcher in the field of disability studies and her research work has been published widely in […]

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CHRE staff to present at the University of Barcelona, Australian Studies Centre Conference in 2016

In January 2016, The Australian Studies Centre (ASC) at the University of Barcelona, Spain, The Centre for Human Rights Education (CHRE), Curtin University, The Centre for Peace and Social Justice(CPSJ) of Southern Cross University, Australia, and The Centre for Colonialism and its Aftermath, University of Tasmania, Australia coordinate the international science seminar held at the University […]

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CHRE co-convenes workshop on the regional impacts of Australia’s asylum seeker policies

Centre for Human Rights Education’s (CHRE) Dr Caroline Fleay and Dr Lisa Hartley co-convened a workshop in Melbourne on the 31st of August and 1st of September 2015, on the regional impacts of Australia’s asylum seeker policies with ANU’s Professor William Maley and with the support of Swinburne University’s (and CHRE Adjunct) Professor Linda Briskman. The workshop […]

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CHRE staff and students take a field trip to York with CAS and CUSP

On 9 September 2015, CHRE staff and students joined Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute (CUSP) staff and students on a field trip to York, 100 km east of Perth. On this trip that is a part of CUSP’s curriculum for their teaching unit ‘Communities, Contact and Aboriginal Heritage’, Professor Marion Kickett (Director of the Centre of […]

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