Exhibition

The School is dedicated to world‐recognised research covering the fields of archaeology and natural history, anthropology, gender, media and cultural studies, history, linguistics, and South, Southeast and East Asian studies.

This series of exhibitions are just an example of the research conducted by members of our School. It highlights the opportunities available to students wishing to conduct PhD research or interested in completing their undergraduate or postgraduate coursework with our School.

  • A retired bingtuan pioneer. The bingtuan began as a military-agricultural colony, but its major role now is to facilitate in-migration of Han
    A retired bingtuan pioneer. The bingtuan began as a military-agricultural colony, but its major role now is to facilitate in-migration of Han
  • Migrant track workers returning home after a day’s work
    Migrant track workers returning home after a day’s work
  • Uyghurs offer the afternoon prayer
    Uyghurs offer the afternoon prayer
  • Han migrants on the outskirts of the city
    Han migrants on the outskirts of the city
  • A laid off “third front” factory worker
    A laid off “third front” factory worker
  • An exploited tenant farmer on the bingtuan
    An exploited tenant farmer on the bingtuan
  • On the occasion of the annual Moronene mo oli wanua festival (cleansing the land) and the appointment of a new Mokole (traditional leader) at Ukair, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. Associate...
  • At the 2014 Kenu and Kundu Festival, this Taupota group uses: a large drum with carved lizard handle, rattle, bamboo trumpet, and typical smaller drum. Honorary Associate Professor Don Niles.
  • Babysitter, a domestic worker to support a modern young family with children, has powerful roles. During weekdays, when the parents of the family are out for office or to work, a babysitter’s role...
  • Many young Chinese migrants no longer adhere to classic models of Chinatowns and strong ethnic identification. Rather, they subscribe to cosmopolitan aspirations that are grounded in transnational...
  • Jane Ferguson working as an emcee and on-stage Thai-Burmese interpreter at Thai rock band Carabao's concert in Yangon, Myanmar. Dr Jane Ferguson
  • The Methodist choir of Tavuki village, Kadavu Island, Fiji, enters the church before a Sunday service. Dr Matt Tomlinson
  • In Phnom Penh, the Khmer fortune-tellers (Kru Teay) offer different kinds of divination service in local markets, pagodas, and in front of the Royal Palace. Since the beginning of fieldwork, the...
  • Double fences: refugee young adults setting in front of UN hospital in contemporary shelter camps along the Thailand-Myanmar border. Tarn Ladawan, PhD Candidate
  • Elderly women taking a nap in hammocks provided by a rural temple in Mekong river delta (Vietnam) during their Lunar-new-year pilgrimage. This is the last temple in a marathon of twelve temples they...
  • The parents of the circumcised boy and girl sat side by side and waited for guests to come to give money. Adlin Sila, PhD Candidate
  • Government of Zouping sponsored “Follow the Party Forever” Red Song singing contest. Red Songs originate in the Maoist decades and celebrate the revolutionary spirit of the workers, peasants and...
  • A group of girls work together to create a booklet advocating against child marriage as part of an activity for a media NGO that visits their South Delhi slum weekly. Annie McCarthy, PhD Candidate
  • The photo was taken in Varanasi, a city located on the banks of the river Ganges, and is of a boat made from used plastic bottles and recycled bamboo. Associate Professor Assa Doron
  • 'Memorial plaza and clock stopped at the exact time of the 12 May 2008 earthquake in front of the collapsed middle school at Yingzue, the epicentre of the Wenchuan disaster in Sichuan, SW China. All...
  • Dogfighting mostly held in annual festivals (meely) of South Punjab. The one round match usually lasts for 10 minutes in a large round ground filled by general public and dogfighting lovers of nearby...
  • This photo was taken in Jhirī, Madhya Pradesh, India. It was about 45c in the shade and this guy was sitting in his little box selling pān and cigarettes all day, everyday. I was there in a nearby...
  • This photo shows the newly wed showed the buku nikah (the books that certified their Islamic marriage vows) to all the close relatives that witnessed their marriage at Al Fitrah Mosque in Kampung...
  • A communal celebration of the 'Ied al-Fitr in the heart of Sengkang, Wajo, South Sulawesi, Indonesia on 19 August 2012. Since the grand mosque (as seen in the background) can no longer accommodate...
  • In the mining town of Sorowako, South Sulawesi Indonesia, women have recently been able to work as operators in the mine. They are proud of commanding these gargantuan machines. Professor Kathryn...
  • While researching women’s oral traditions in Kangra, India, anthropologist Kirin Narayan noticed how workshops and factories often honour Vishwakarma,the divine architect, who is now also worshipped...

Gender, Media and Cultural Studies

Gender, Media and Cultural Studies

Bringing together diverse disciplines, methodologies and approaches, the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies seeks to be at the forefront of efforts to improve knowledge and understanding of

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