This year’s Orator, Professor Marcia Langton AM, will discuss ‘Empowering Indigenous Australians’.

One of Australia’s most respected Indigenous academics, Professor Marcia Langton holds the Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne, and was appointed Distinguished Redmond Barry Chair. She is an anthropologist and geographer and is widely-published on topics in Australian Indigenous Studies, including Aboriginal land tenure, Aboriginal art and Indigenous agreement-making.

Professor Langton was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 1993 for services to anthropology and advocacy of Aboriginal rights.  She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. In 2017, Professor Langton was appointed as the first Associate Provost at the University of Melbourne. Her research interests lie in the areas of political and legal anthropology, Indigenous agreements and engagement with the minerals industry, and Indigenous culture and art.  She established and managed several collaborative research projects (funded by the ARC and Industry partners in a sequence of ARC Linkage grants) in the fields of Indigenous agreement making and implemention, overcoming poverty and marginalisation by establishing good practice in governance and distribution of mining benefits, and traditional resource rights.

Professor Langton has a track record in traditional Indigenous knowledge systems, digital technologies, and developed critical methodologies for researchers, including scientists, social scientists and historians, in the challenges of sustaining cultural knowledge and biological diversity in Aboriginal societies.

5.30pm Registration
6pm – 7.30pm Oration

Deakin Downtown, Collins Square, Level 12, Tower 2
727 Collins Street, Docklands VIC


Wednesday, 6 November 2019