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Mike Smith

Dr Mike Smith is a pioneering desert field archaeologist. For several decades he has worked across the Australian arid zone attempting to piece together a picture of its human and environmental histories. He was awarded an Order of Australia for his work in 2013 and is author of several books, including The archaeology of Australia’s deserts (2013, Cambridge University Press).  His previous appointments include the post of field archaeologist with the Northern Territory Museum in Darwin and Alice Springs, research fellow in the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies at the Australian National University, and lecturer in archaeology in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the Australian National University. He joined the National Museum of Australia in 1996, initially as head of the People and Environment section and later as Director of Research and Development. He set up the Museum’s Centre for Historical Research.

Mike Smith

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  • The Australian Archaeologist’s Book of Quotations

    Mike Smith and Billy Griffiths

Events

Carla Wilshire in conversation with Van Badham (Sydney)

Better Read than Dead Sydney 265 King St, Newtown, NSW, Australia

Join us with the founding CEO of The Social Policy Group, Carla Wilshire to celebrate the release of Time to Reboot: Feminism in the Algorithm Age! Carla will be in-conversation...

Carla Wilshire in conversation with Nyadol Nyuon (Melbourne)

Readings Carlton Woiworung Country, 309 Lygon St, Carlton, VIC, Australia

To acknowledge International Women’s Day we are pleased to host a discussion between the founding CEO of The Social Policy Group, Carla Wilshire and Australian lawyer and human rights advocate,...

Book Launch – My Father’s Shadow (Melbourne)

Bendigo Library Performance Space, 259 Hargreaves St, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

Monash University Publishing and Bendigo Library are delighted to invite you to an author event for: My Father’s Shadow, A Memoir Join us for a conversation with Sandra Goldbloom Zurbo....

Ronli Sifris in conversation with Mary Crooks (Melbourne)

Readings Hawthorn Woi Wurrung Country, 701 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, VIC, Australia

Together with the Victorian Women’s Trust we are delighted to offer you an International Women’s Day discussion between Ronli Sifris, Associate Professor in Monash University's Faculty of Law in conversation...

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