Category Archives: Conferences

Inaugural Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Research Symposium

Don’t miss the inaugural, multidisciplinary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Research Symposium on 3 November. Continue reading


Call for Papers: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Research Symposium

Call for Papers, full details PDF

Our inaugural Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Research Symposium will provide a forumnfor presentations on current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research by staff and graduate students of The University of Melbourne across all schools, centres and departments. Such research will include presentations by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholars in any field, as well as work by researchers of all backgrounds who are working on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander topics.

The Symposium will provide a unique opportunity for researchers, including graduate students, to present their research proposals or findings, and to establish networks with other researchers within The University of Melbourne. Leaders of research projects may wish to co-­‐present with their students. Submissions on interdisciplinary research across all faculties and disciplines are encouraged. The inaugural one-­‐day Symposium will highlight research that may bring (or is already bringing) benefits to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Continue reading

Art Association of Australia & New Zealand paper proposals

This is a reminder that Paper Proposals for the AAANZ Conference in New Zealand are due on Tuesday 2 August 2011 – see

AAANZ Annual Conference, 7-9 December, Call for Papers (deadline 2 August)

AAANZ Annual Conference, 7-9 December 2011
Victoria University of Wellington
Rutherford House, Pipitea Campus
Wellington, New Zealand

The Art Association of Australia and New Zealand 2011 Annual conference is focused on a single overarching theme: Contact.

‘Contact’ evokes encounters between cultures, peoples and objects and the issues and outcomes they spark. The organisers welcome papers on topics or issues related to this theme, whether these are about the encounter between one culture and another, between viewer and art work or between one artist or art work and another. Participants are encouraged to think creatively about the theme. We welcome proposals that address themselves to resistance and hybridity, intersection and divergence, purity and pollution, and other related questions raised by the theme of contact. We encourage proposals for papers from art historians, artists, critics, curators and post-graduate students. Continue reading

Registration Open – Antipodean Fields: Bourdieu and Southern Cultures Conference

Fred Myers is one of the keynote speakers: Flows of Culture, National Value, and Distinction: Papunya Tula Art in America

More conference information here.

A good deal of economic, social, cultural and political analysis in the antipodes has drawn on and engaged critically with the work of Pierre Bourdieu in order to adapt it to the particularities of Australian and New Zealand histories and conditions. Continue reading