Book Launch at the Ballarat Post Office Gallery on July 31: 6-7:30 pm “Bread and Roses: Voices of Australian Academics from the Working Class” Read more

Book Launch at the Ballarat Post Office Gallery on July 31: 6-7:30 pm “Bread and Roses: Voices of Australian Academics from the Working Class”

Bread and Roses is an Australian first, a collection of stories from academics who identify as coming from working-class backgrounds. At once inspiring and challenging, the collection demonstrates how individual narratives are both personal and structural, in that they illustrate the ways in which social forces shape individual lives. Central themes in the book are […]

The Australian Sociological Association’s (TASA) conference this year is being hosted by The Cairns Institute and the College of Arts, Society & Education at James Cook University: Neoliberalism and contemporary challenges for the Asia-Pacific. November 23 – 26, 2015, Cairns, Australia. Read more

The Australian Sociological Association’s (TASA) conference this year is being hosted by The Cairns Institute and the College of Arts, Society & Education at James Cook University: Neoliberalism and contemporary challenges for the Asia-Pacific. November 23 – 26, 2015, Cairns, Australia.

As a global structure, neoliberalism has impacted lives around the world in far more than an economic sense. This conference provides us the opportunity to further seek to understand the global effects of neoliberalism, but especially the ways neoliberalism is experienced in different local contexts. The experiences of Australia and New Zealand are different from […]

InASA Conference  7-9 December 2016 – ‘Across the Fence: Encounter, Recognition, Refuge and Community’ Read more

InASA Conference 7-9 December 2016 – ‘Across the Fence: Encounter, Recognition, Refuge and Community’

Hosted by the Centre for Human Rights Education, Australia-Asia-Pacific Institute and School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts Curtin University Fremantle, WA (Venue TBA) For the first time, the International Association of Australian Studies conference will take place in Western Australia (WA), following on the zeitgeist of Griffith Review’s ‘Looking West’ (2014) and the end of the […]

Australia as Topos: The Transformation of Australian Studies Read more

Australia as Topos: The Transformation of Australian Studies

We are delighted to announce that the University of Pannonia (Veszprém, Hungary), in cooperation with Topos – Bilingual Journal of Space and Humanities, will be hosting the 13th biannual international conference of the European Association for Studies on Australia (EASA) between 30 September and 3 October 2015. The conference will provide an ideal venue for […]