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Dr Peter Friedlander

Peter Friedlander on his love of Hindi, art and his philosophy of teaching

I had been interested in India growing up – because I had family connections through my father’s Austrian family who had met various people from India.

PhD scholar Shimona Kealy (left) and Professor Sue O'Connor from the ANU School of Culture, History and Language. Image credit: ANU

Study finds most likely route of first humans into Australia

A new study from The Australian National University (ANU) indicates the most likely route the ancestors of Aboriginal people took to enter Australia for the first time tens of thousands of years ag

CHL PhD Scholars win ASAA John Legge Prize for Asian Studies Thesis

Australia’s peak body for Asian studies—Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA)— this week announced the winners of its most prestigious prize, the 2018 ASAA John Legge Prize for Best Thesis

Professor Helen James: Tackling disaster risk and recovery in the Asia Pacific

Honorary Professor Helen James quietly embodies what it is to have deep knowledge and connections in the Asia Pacific that make a vital difference to the lives of people in this region.

Kutiyattam performance, Vancouver (Photo: Oliver Mann)

The 17th World Sanskrit Conference, Vancouver, 2018

Associate Professor McComas Taylor offers his reflections on this important gathering of Sanskrit scholars.

Immersion not always the key to second language acquisition

Researchers from the Australian National University (ANU) have found that in-country immersion is not always the best method for language learning for adult beginners, ahead of a special forum on s

Rose Whitau on Gooniyandi country.

Rose Whitau: connections, lifeways and community through archaeology

Rose Whitau studied with Professor Sue O’Connor as part of the ARC Linkage project ‘Lifeways of the First Australians’.

Celebrating teaching innovation in languages

On 4-5 September the Colleges of Asia and the Pacific and Arts and Social Sciences will come together to celebrate the ground-breaking work being done their educators the Innovation in Teaching Sho


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