Studies in Culture

Through the scholarly analysis of many different kinds of cultural products, texts and phenomena, Studies in Culture brings together researchers who seek to understand how the world is understood differently by people coming from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Researchers in this cluster work on literature, film, music, theatre, the visual arts, intangible heritage, testimonies and historical narratives.

Research in Studies in Culture within the School centres around four broad sub-themes of Heritage, memory and trauma studies; Intellectual and cultural history; Literature; and Film and visual cultures.

These complex and diverse themes embrace the School’s historical strength in the study of major world literatures, particularly those of France, Germany, Latin America, Russia, Indonesia, Japan and China as well as work in intellectual and cultural history.

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Featured projects Duration
How does torture become normal? Indonesia's New Order regime, 1965-1998
ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
Japan’s Invisible Citizens
Queensland Program for Japanese Education
Japan in Australia
The Japan Foundation, Sydney
School strategic research initiative - 'Places of Memory, Narrative and Trauma' and 'Visualizing Korea: From the late 19th Century to the present'