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MITN brings together researchers from around the world to produce collaborative and innovative research on a wide range of subjects. Researchers are grouped into clusters, which you can learn more about by clicking on the titles above. More details coming soon.

These are non-exclusive clusters, however, and we welcome tangential or related projects. If you would like to find out more, please contact Jo Angouri J dot Angouri at warwick dot ac dot uk.

Migration and Work

This cluster brings together researchers interested in multidisciplinary approaches to migration and labour. This includes historical as well as contemporary mass migrations, policy approaches to migration and access to work; linguistic studies of migrant integration; literary aspects of migrant discourse; and much more. Anyone interested in our work should contact Jo Angouri.

Literary Habitats

“Literary Habitats” is a joint research project of Monash and Warwick Universities. Its aim is to bring together established and young researchers working on a cluster of themes around the topic of literary habitats. The project aims to advance literary scholarship, creative writing, graduate training, and community engagement and will explore the following themes:

  • How literary sites are engaged in urban and non-urban contexts
  • Human habitats as sites of literary heritage
  • The global and transnational flows of literature across national borders including via literary festivals (siuch as the Melbourne Writers’ Festival, Melbourne Emerging Writers’ Festival and Cheltenham Literature Festival)
  • Communities of literary expression, like libraries, bookshops and book clubs; and
  • New technologies of communication and the digital book/storytelling culture.

More details coming soon. To find out more, please visit the project's website

Global Objects of Trade and Travel

This strand connects Monash researchers with the Warwick Global History and Culture Centre, based in the Department of History at the University of Warwick, and supports research in a range of historical, historiographical, sociological, anthropological, and economic fields. GHCC co-director Giorgio Riello (Warwick) and Adam Clulow (Monash) oversee this strand.

Translating Pain

This thematic strand connects with the interdisciplinary study of pain: ranging from practical approaches to pain assessment and management through to examinations of cultural expressions of pain and their impact. 'Translating Pain' is the theme of the MITN launch event, the annual Aftermath conference hosted by the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilization.