Welcome to CASS

The Centre for Colonial and Settler Studies (CASS) promotes critical inquiry into the history, theoretical framing, and contemporary legacies of colonialism on a global scale.

We create work that places colonial and settler colonial formations in comparative and connected frames.

CASS reflects the research strengths of our University of Wollongong members and fosters collaboration with other leading scholars in the field in Australia and internationally.

We hold seminars, conferences and other events. We are @cass_uow on Twitter. To be included on our mailing list, email us at uow.cass@gmail.com.

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Treaty Talk by Dave Kampers and Evan Te Ahu Poata-Smith

The Centre for Colonial and Settler Studies presents:

Treaty Talk

by Dave Kampers and Evan Te Ahu Poata-Smith (UOW Indigenous Studies)

When: Friday 11 October, 2.30 – 4 pm

Where: LHA Research Hub, Building 19, Rm 2072=

This seminar will explore the complexities of ‘Treaty Talk’ from both Indigenous Australian and Māori perspectives. Speakers will consider the (varied) experiences in Aotearoa/New Zealand and what treaty might look like for the diverse Indigenous communities across Australia.

Professor J. Kēhaulani Kauanui will respond to the presentation, drawing on her ground-breaking scholarship on Hawaiian sovereignty.

Please click here to RSVP

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