Australia and the Spice Routes: Omissions, Absences, and Silences
Discussions of the maritime spice and silk routes invariably ignore the trepang industry and its Northern Australian connections.
Available now: First 5 video recordings of Global Encounters Network 2022 Seminar Series
Check out the recordings from our first five seminars for 2022.
Searching for Hessel Gerritsz
2022 marks the four-hundredth anniversary of the publication of an important map book by the Dutch cartographer Hessel Gerritsz (1581-1632).
Call for Papers: Global Encounters Monash (GEM) Annual Symposium to be held in Jakarta, 19-20 October 2022
Global Encounters Monash (GEM) and the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities (ISSH-BRIN) invite you to a symposium exploring the deep history of movements and interactions within Maritime Southeast Asia and Indigenous Australia.
Now available: Video recordings of inaugural Global Encounters Symposium, 6-8 December 2021
9 sessions. 16 experts. 8 time zones. 3 oceans. Check out the recordings from the inaugural Global Encounters & First Nations Peoples Symposium, 6-8 December 2021.
Q & A with Kellie Clayton
We’d like to introduce one of our new recruits to the Global Encounters program, Kellie Clayton.
Ropes 2: The View from the Quarterdeck
Materially, at least, the umbrella term 'ropes' remains useful. Functionally, however, 'ropes' has little meaning in the imaginings of the sailor.
The Wreck of the Tryall: the First English Ship to Encounter Australia
Four hundred years ago, on 25 May 1622, a group of forlorn British sailors aboard the ship Tryall became the first of their countrymen to make landfall on the Australian continent.