Critical Public Conversations

Critical Public Conversations is the Australian Centre's flagship public webinar series

The series aims to enrich the social, cultural, and intellectual life of the University and beyond, by facilitating conversations that explore the challenges at the heart of relations between Indigenous and settler peoples in a respectful and considered manner. By making explicit the fraught foundations of this relationship and its centrality to the politics of this continent, the series develops capacity for scholarship that is not only more ethical, but more academically rigorous.

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Undoing Australia

In 2022, the Australian Centre’s Critical Public Conversations webinar series will showcase interdisciplinary scholarship that undoes ‘Australia’. The series seeks to denaturalise the settler colonial nation-state and reveal Australia as an unfinished political project; one that is constructed, negotiated, contested, and indeed refused every day. The webinars will question how, where, when, why and for whom the colony manifests, interrogating key nation-building sites such as policy, law, education, literature, and the media.


See our upcoming events for the Undoing Australia critical public conversations series