Through a unique collaboration between the Menang Nyungar community, historians, curators and fish scientists, the Entangled Knowledges project aims to reverse the trajectories of Menang Nyungar knowledge embedded in a historical fish collection, returning language, stories and practices to the Menang community (Albany, WA). This cross-sector, Indigenous-governed team will also enrich and re-frame the understanding of this collection in the National Museum of Scotland and the Natural History Museum, London, unearth Indigenous taxonomic practices and produce new histories of biocultural collections.

We are seeking Indigenous and non-Indigenous PhD students to join our team, to be supervised by Associate Professor Tiffany Shellam.

The deadline for the application is tight: 1 May 2021.

Suggested PhD topics include:

  • Reframing biocultural/natural history collections with Indigenous knowledge frameworks
  • Collecting networks and Indigenous histories

The project has a great network of Partners including key international and national museums:

  • National Museums Scotland
  • Natural History Museum, London
  • National Museum of Australia
  • Western Australian Museum
  • University of Western Australia
  • City of Albany
  • Albany Heritage Reference Group Aboriginal Corporation – the Indigenous governing body of the project

Contact A/Prof Tiffany Shellam – [email protected]

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