Pacific Studies at Swinburne (PS@S) is a research network of scholars investigating Pacific politics, regionalism and culture with a particular focus on Melanesia and Timor-Leste. Bringing together a range of specialists on Fiji, Timor-Leste and the Francophone Pacific, PS@S is also the focal point for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Pacific studies at Swinburne University of Technology. At Swinburne, this includes two dedicated undergraduate units, and a growing cohort of doctoral students working on Melanesia and Timor-Leste.
The History and Politics Workshop is a research cluster at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. It is convened by Associate Professor Lorenzo Veracini. The Workshop brings together scholars from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds.
The IRN was established in April 2014 by Chris Agius and Dean Keep. Based in Melbourne, it brings together over 100 researchers and postgraduate students from Australia and abroad working on themes of identity across a variety of disciplines. Through the IRN we aim to foster interdisciplinary research and identify new avenues of work and publication. The IRN is organised around three key nodes (Space, Place and Temporality; Self, Culture and Subjectivity; and Media, Art and Technology) which overlap and interact.
We hold informal monthly seminars on the last Friday of the month. Seminars are on range of themes related to identity. The programme for 2014 has included seminars that explore how we use identity in our research; theoretical perspectives; empirical case studies; practice-led work and identifying new avenues of research collaboration.
We welcome researchers and practitioners interested in themes relating to identity and showcasing innovative work.
The Melbourne Branch of the Labour History Society promotes, preserves and produces radical, political, and working class history.