Focus Programs:
Deep Time Indigenous Ecologies

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

The program will explore Indigenous knowledge systems and associated practices that supported diverse and successful lifeways across a range of environments in the ancient and recent past. The research is interdisciplinary and collaborative, incorporating Indigenous studies, archaeology, ethnography, oral history and historical and museum studies. The aim is to humanise the deep past through a study of Indigenous socio-ecological agency in Australia and adjacent regions.


• Deep Time Indigenous Ecologies website
Monash Indigenous Studies 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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