Centre for Colonialism and its Aftermath
University of Tasmania

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Lucy Frost


Philippa Mein Smith

Administrative Officer

Toni Sherwood


The Centre for Colonialism and Its Aftermath (CAIA) is an interdisciplinary research centre based at the University of Tasmania. It provides a forum for teaching, research, and scholarship in the fields of colonial and postcolonial studies, and facilitates interaction with the local community as well as with heritage and tourism industries.

CAIA draws together humanities scholars for interdisciplinary and collaborative work, including conferences, research field trips, grant applications, and work-in-progress seminars.

CAIA is a joint initiative between many schools in the Faculty of Arts: its members include independent researchers in addition to staff and postgraduate students from English, Journalism, and European Languages; History and Classics; Riawunna, the Centre for Aboriginal Studies; Asian Languages and Studies; the Schools of Art; Architecture; and Philosophy. We regularly host international scholars on their visits to Australia, and we welcome contact with others interested in cognate fields.