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Dynamic encounters: researching interactions between Australia’s Indigenous peoples and voyagers from the sea

Congratulations to CABAH Deputy Director Professor Lynette Russell  AM on her ARC Laureate Fellowship from the Australian Research Council.

The project will examine 1,000 years of dynamic encounters between Australia’s Indigenous peoples and voyagers from the sea.

Her Global Encounters & First Nations Peoples: 1000 Years of Australian History project will examine dynamic encounters between Australia’s Indigenous peoples and voyagers from the sea. The project expects to use an interdisciplinary, multilingual team to generate new understandings by synthesising historical, archaeological, anthropological and linguistic sources from Australian and European collections.

Expected outcomes include an innovative reconstruction of Australia’s role in global exploration, enduring international collaborations, and a massive open, interactive and translated database. This should provide significant benefits, creating a new transdisciplinary intellectual school, with the potential to recast Australia’s history, national identity, and place in the world.

September 17, 2019

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