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 next ICS Seminar Series will take place on Thursday 27 July with Brett Bennett presenting on 'What Do Historical Ideas About Human Induced Climate Change Tell Us About the Present and Future?'.

When South is North: Contemporary Art and Culture in South Asia and Australia

ICS and 4A Centre for Contemporary Art are co-hosting this symposium (opens in a new window)aiming to build dialogue around South Asia and Australia in a contemporary arts context. The event will focus on highlighting the contribution of artists from the South Asia region to contemporary arts globally and to cultural diversity in Australia.

2016 Census Data Seminar

ICS will partner with the Australian Bureau of Statistics to host this seminar on the 2016 Census results on Tuesday 1 August.

Ecocity World Summit 2017

An illustration of Melbourne with green aspects of the city displayed prominently such as parks and plants growing from buildings. The logo reads Ecocity World Summit, 12-14 July 2017, Melbourne Australia.

The Institute for Culture and Society and the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute are co-organisers of the Ecocity World Summit, 12-14 July 2017 in Melbourne.

The Ecocity World Summit series, held every two years since 1990, has developed into one of the most globally significant forums for addressing the complex challenges facing humanity in a rapidly urbanising world. The Summit will bring together a diverse mix of researchers, policy makers and citizens with a common focus on identifying and creating pathways to more sustainable, resilient and equitable cities.

Ecocity 2017 will address the unprecedented ecological, social and economic challenges – and opportunities – facing the world's cities through a focus on six major themes: climate and energy transformations; food and water security; smart cities for people; healthy and caring cities; culturally vibrant cities; governance, infrastructure 
and finance.

Knowledge/Culture/Ecologies International Conference 2017

Knowledge / Culture / Ecologies International Conference - Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile - November 15-18 2017 written over aerial view of Earth.

The Institute for Culture and Society will co-host the Knowledge/Culture/Ecologies international conference at Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile from 15–18 November 2017.

As the idea of the ecological has undergone massive renovation across numerous disciplines from geography to philosophy to science and beyond, the key aim of this conference is to explore current transformations in socioecologies and to generate knowledge practices capable of understanding their formation and complex reverberations.

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