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 2019

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.

Our next seminar will be held on Thursday, 31 October, Simon Chambers will present 'You Don’t Go to These Kinds of Concerts for Fun’: The Practise of Taste in Contemporary Art Music'. All welcome.

Find out more about the ICS Seminar Series.

HDR Key Thinkers & Concepts Lecture Series

The aim of this series is to introduce HDR students to key theorists and concepts of central importance to sociocultural thought.

The next lecture, titled 'Postcolonialism', presented by Associate Professor Alana Lentin will be held on 15 October.

Find out more about the Lecture

HumanNature: Sydney Environmental Humanities Lecture Series

This Lecture Series is jointly funded and coordinated by Western Sydney University, the University of New South Wales, Macquarie University, the University of Sydney and Australian Museum. Held at the Australian Museum, this lecture series will offer a range of talks by leading international scholars in Environmental Humanities and explore important roles that the humanities can play in addressing some of the most pressing environmental challenges of our day.

Find out more about the series.

Urban Living Theme Day
23 October 2019

An exciting research showcase focussed on Urban Living. Western's Urban Living Futures Theme Day features current Western Sydney University urban researchers; lively panel discussions, group workshops and unique peer-to-peer networking opportunities.

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City Habits Workshop
6-7 November 2019

A two-day workshop exploring how habits are shaped by urban governance, milieus and material forms. The workshop will be held from 6-7 November at Western Sydney University, Parramatta City Campus.

Find out more about the City Habits Workshop

TASA Conference 2019: Diversity & Urban Growth
25-28 November 2019

Western Sydney University (WSU) is pleased to host the 2019 Australian Sociological Association Conference, a return to Sydney for the first time since 2010. WSU’s School of Social Sciences and Psychology and Institute of Culture and Society will hold the conference in Greater Western Sydney (GWS) at
our new Parramatta City campus and at other sites nearby.

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

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


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