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Guidelines on ‘non-traditional research outputs’ seem unlikely to resolve tension between academic and creative work

In June 2021, historian Ann McGrath of the Australian National University worked with elders from the Mutthi, Nyaampa and Barkintji peoples of the Lake Mungo region to record their stories about an ancestral woman buried there 42,000 years ago.

Instead of publishing a traditional academic paper with their results, the research team created a map.

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