Other Melbourne events

The First Scientists

Past event - 2022
09 May Doors open 6:30pm | Start time 7pm | End time 10pm
Plough Hotel, 333 Barkly Street, Footscray VIC,
Melbourne 3011
An exploration of indigenous knowledge and culture, and their influence in modern day STEM.

The role of animals in ancient Australia

Dr Jillian Garvey (Senior Research Fellow, La Trobe University)
Zooarchaeology helps us better understand the role of animals in the lives of First Nations people. This deep-time perspective has implications for how we might rethink our attitude towards our native fauna and the modern Australian 'palaeodiet'.

Jillian has combined her passion for archaeology and zoology, and is now a research fellow focusing on zooarchaeology. She is passionate in helping First Nation communities tell the story of Country, its people and its animals.

Indigenous people and genomics

Prof Emma Kowal (Professor, Deakin University)
Advances in medicine can leave vulnerable groups behind and lead to increased health gaps. The historical legacy of genetic research poses extra challenges in making sure Indigenous people benefit from genomics. But it can be done!

Emma Kowal is Professor of Anthropology and Deputy Director of the Alfred Deakin Institute at Deakin University. She is a cultural and medical anthropologist who previously worked as a medical doctor and public health researcher in Indigenous health.

Other Plough Hotel events

2022-05-10 Action Stations! Plough Hotel 333 Barkly Street, Footscray VIC, Melbourne, VIC, 3011, Australia
10 May

Action Stations!

Earth 21 Animals
2022-05-11 Hard Wired Plough Hotel 333 Barkly Street, Footscray VIC, Melbourne, VIC, 3011, Australia
11 May

Hard Wired

Mind 01 Brain