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 Even today, women in Kumaon provide nearly all the agricultural and domestic labour. Image: Mark Jones, ANU.

Slavery of women in Indian Kumaon region explored at ASAA Conference

The history of female slavery in the Indian Himalayan region of Kumaon, where women were once described as being "more valuable than cattle for agricultural labours", has been explored at the Asian

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Prize Winners Thriving on ANU Experience

A combination of program flexibility and quality teaching is inspiring students and helping them to excel in their studies.

Yuri Takahashi and Robert Winstanley-Chesters

Welcome to the School

The School is pleased to welcome two new staff members who bring with them exciting expertise in their respective fields.

Yangon University academics

Yangon University academics complete training in Social and Demographic Research Methods

The ANU hosted the fourth and final cohort of 12 Yangon University academics for intensive short course training in Social and Demographic Research Methods from 14 - 28 May 2016.

Jeong Yoon Ku

Award for Excellence in Tutoring

Congratulations to Korean tutor Jeong Yoon Ku on being a recipient of the Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Tutoring.

Burmese Buddhist Temple

Upcoming Burmese courses

There is now 2 Burmese courses for 2016. Our new Burmese Lecturer Dr Yuri Takahashi is excited and can't wait to spread the word on the joys of Burmese!

Billy O Foghlu

Ancient Irish musical history found in modern India

An archaeologist studying musical horns from iron-age Ireland has found musical traditions, thought to be long dead, are alive and well in south India.

Arjuna Dibley and Rachelle Cole

ANU alumni Stanford bound following scholarship success

A shared passion for education – and empowering developing countries and disadvantaged youth – has led to two alumni from the ANU College of Law and ANU College of Asia and the Pacific being awarde

Checking out axes

Archaeologists find world’s oldest ground-edge axe in Australia

Archaeologists from The Australian National University (ANU) have unearthed fragments from the edge of the world's oldest-known ground-edge axe, found in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

Craig Robinson MAPS

Striving to eliminate global hunger

Craig Robinson, senior policy officer in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), is part of Australia's efforts to tackle poverty and eliminate hunger around the globe.


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