ANU-NTU HDR Workshop 2022 Indigenous Heritage: Past, Present and Future

With young scholars from the Australian National University and the National Taiwan University, this HDR Workshop examines the concepts and practices of indigenous heritage, its various meanings, interpretations and uses in the Asia and Pacific.

The workshop serves as a platform to facilitate interdisciplinary research and cross-cultural dialogues between young scholars from two institutions.

The topics include community engagement, land rights, gender politics, and digital heritage. We hope this platform can also contribute to indigenous leadership training, especially for those young indigenous scholars in the workshop. 
Please see Full Program attached below.


Yujie Zhu, Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies, Australian National University, Australia

Shumei Huang, Graduate Institute of Building and Planning, National Taiwan University, Taiwan


Feedback following the event

Pisuy Silan, Department of Indigenous Cultures, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan

It was quite a unique experience to participate in the workshop, discuss the issues I am concerned about and receive great feedback from others. My efforts and work with my indigenous community on cultural sovereignty have not yielded noticeable results over the past years. I am inspired and touched by Dr Zhu's statement that cultural heritage is a process, not an outcome. Such valuable feedback comforts me and makes me think about what I shall do in the future from a broader perspective.

Irina Samsonova, PhD Candidate, CASS

It was a great pleasure to be a part of this workshop and to share my research with like-minded individuals who share my passion for Indigenous art and cultural heritage. I learned a lot about different sides of Indigenous identities, problems of cultural heritage preservation, different methodologies, and life-worlds of the communities of ethnic immigrants. It was very inspiring to see such a variety of topics and meet young scholars, especially Indigenous scholars, just like myself. I hope that we will have similar events in the future and that next time I can listen to the stories of success shared by the fellow-presenters of our workshop.

Junmin Liu, PhD Candidate, CASS

I am extremely grateful for this opportunity to share my project and participate in the discussion. The workshop provides a very supportive environment for us students to exchange thoughts and learn from each other. I am privileged to hear so many fascinating topics on indigenous heritage and also receive valuable feedback about my own research.

No events are currently scheduled. Details of future events will be posted as they become available.

Date & time

Mon 27 Jun 2022, 12pm




Yujie Zhu, Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies


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