Focus Programs:
Deep Time Indigenous Ecologies

The Deep Time Indigenous Ecologies program will merge research in the humanities and social sciences with astronomy and Indigenous Knowledge, with a focus on Australia and Oceania.

The program will focus on Indigenous scientific knowledge specifically observational astronomy and will synthesize a very broad set of interdisciplinary research areas and which will include archaeology, ethnography, rock art studies, geophysics, oral history and historical studies.

Working alongside the Monash Country Lines Archive the program will develop a formidable body of public outreach and a spectacular visual archive. We will change the way we look at the night sky. The new talent associated with this program is Dr Duane Hamacher.


• Deep Time Indigenous Ecologies website
Monash Indigenous Centre

Key Staff

John Bradley, Ian McNiven, Lynette Russell, Duane Hamacher

Other Focus Programs

  • Gender, Peace & Security (GPS)

    The GPS Focus Program will generate new high impact knowledge that can influence national and international policy. It will bring women’s voices and gender perspectives into analyses of peace and security processes and conflict prevention.

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  • Belief, Value & Mind

    This Focus Program is an integrative exploration of how beliefs are formed, how values modulate decision-making based on those beliefs, and how these beliefs and values fit in with contemporary cognitive science.

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Engagement is a main ambition of the Faculty of Arts. Engagement can take many forms. Partnerships can be formed in surprising ways. What we can deliver across many fields of research will impress. We are keen and prepared to form new collaborations.

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