Global Encounters & First Nations Peoples Seminar Series: Ongoing Monthly Seminars

  • Stevens, L. (Organiser)
  • Penman, L. (Member of programme committee)
  • Lily Yulianti (Member of programme committee)
  • Russell, L. (Session chair)
  • David Haworth (Member of programme committee)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course


Australian history has overwhelmingly focused on British ‘discovery’, exploration and settler colonialism, despite visitations by European and Asian agents of imperial and commercial interests over many centuries previously. The Global Encounters & First Nations Peoples: 1000 Years of Australian History project aims to radically shift Australia’s historical awareness, by concentrating on the dynamic history of encounters between First Nations peoples and voyagers from the sea over the period of a millennium. With a methodology designed to profile Indigenous agency, the project draws on a rich archive of records in order to synthesise the perspectives of First Nations peoples (‘inside looking out’) and outsiders (‘outside looking in’), thereby producing new and powerful understandings of First Nations and outsider encounters.

The Global Encounters & First Nations Peoples Seminar Series is a monthly schedule of online Seminar events showcasing and celebrating the global scholarship in this exciting field of research. Dr Leonie Stevens is the primary contact to whom all enquires can be made. 

Period2021 → …
Event typeSeminar
LocationMelbourne , Australia, VictoriaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Global Encounters
  • Contact History
  • First Nations Peoples History
  • Global Exploration