Events

The Institute for Culture and Society hosts a range of events throughout the year from international conferences to seminars, workshops and book launches.

Upcoming Events

ICS Seminar Series

The ICS Seminar Series presents an exciting breadth of social and cultural research from the Institute’s renowned staff and doctoral candidates as well as a range of national and international visiting scholars.

The seminar series has finished for 2019 and will return again in February 2020.

Find out more about the ICS Seminar Series.


Researching Post Capitalist Possibilities PhD Short Course & Conference 2020
15-17, 20-23 January

Hosted by the Community Economies Strategic Initiative, Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University. The Researching Post Capitalist Possibilities PhD 6-Day Short Course will be held on 15-17 and 20-22 January 2020, and will be followed by a One-Day Conference on 23 January 2020.

Find out more about the Short Course and Conference


An image of hands sewing and working with power tools.Beyond Business as Usual One-Day Conference
23 January 2020

In this one-day conference we will hear from researchers, enterprises and artists involved in efforts at transforming business as usual. The backdrop is the way in which ecological challenges associated with the Anthropocene have created a general recognition that Business as Usual cannot go on while transformative global policy initiatives like the Sustainable Development Goals invite us to do things differently. But what might that mean?

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Disenchanted Diversity Workshop
5 February 2020

Diversity has long been criticized as obscuring material accounts of the colonially assembled nature of race as a technology of power. Against current open white supremacist politics, diversity acts post-postracially to universalise antagonisms, equating the dominant and the oppressed in an insidious ‘both-sidesism’. This one-day workshop interrogates the relationship between diversity and crisis.

Find out more about the Workshop


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