2013: The Year in Review
20 Dec 2013
2013 has been an exciting year for the Institute for Culture and Society. This slideshow captures some of the year's highlights. ....Read more.
Race and the politics of performance on the agenda for ICS seminar
28 Nov 2013
The power of music and comedy to cut through public sensitivities and stand up to racism will be discussed at the latest Sydney Seminar, organised....Read more.
ICS project a case study in Australian Innovation System Report
22 Nov 2013
ICS's Australian Research Council project, 'Cool Living Heritage in Southeast Asia: Sustainable Alternatives to Air-conditioned Cities' has been featured as a case study in the....Read more.
ICS Member Guides NSW Arts and Cultural Policy Discussion Paper
28 Oct 2013
The New South Wales Government has released the Discussion Paper, Framing the future – developing an arts and cultural policy for NSW, which is the....Read more.
Yasmin Tambiah wins writers competition
18 Oct 2013
ICS researcher Dr Yasmin Tambiah has won first place in ZineWest 2013, a publication and competition for emerging Western Sydney writers co-sponsored by NEW Writer's....Read more.
ICS graduate wins Emerald Literati Network Award
16 Sep 2013
ICS graduate Dr Stephanie Alice Baker has won an 'Outstanding Paper' Emerald Literati Network Award for her paper entitled 'From the criminal crowd to the....Read more.
New Paper Released in the ICS Occasional Paper Series
11 Sep 2013
A new paper has been released in the ICS Occasional Paper Series by Professor Penny Harvey and Dr Hannah Knox, both from the University of....Read more.
ICS to Launch Journal of Sociology Double Special Issue
05 Sep 2013
The Journal of Sociology 49(2-3) Double Special Issue ‘Antipodean Fields: Working with Bourdieu’ will be launched at The 2013 Australian Sociological Association Public event. The....Read more.
Sherene Idriss wins ICS Three Minute Thesis competition
06 Aug 2013
PhD candidate Sherene Idriss today won ICS' Three Minute Thesis competition for her presentation on ‘The creative vocational aspirations of Arab-Australian young men’. Above: (L-R)....Read more.
4D National Conference
23 Jul 2013
On July 17 and 18, UWS and Diversity Australia jointly hosted the 4D National Conference at the UWS Parramatta campus. The event brought together leading....Read more.
Australian Sport is Sexist and Needs Reform, Says Professor David Rowe
19 Jun 2013
The year 2013 has been a memorable one for Australian sport, but not for the best of reasons. Violent stoushes both on and off (via....Read more.
Professor Arvanitakis Launches New Teaching Project
14 Jun 2013
Above: Professor James Arvanitakis (centre) with RMIT University's Inclusive Teaching and Assessment Practices Project team. On Friday 7 June, Professor James Arvanitakis launched RMIT University's....Read more.
ICS Researchers Produce Journal Special Issues
12 Jun 2013
Two special journal issues edited by ICS researchers Professor Tony Bennett, Professor Greg Noble and Dr Megan Watkins have been released. These special issues are....Read more.
Jay Scherer's New Paper in the Occasional Paper Series
23 May 2013
A new paper has been released in the ICS Occasional Paper Series. The paper is authored by Dr Jay Scherer and titled Crises of Capitalism....Read more.
ICS Director performs at Sydney Writers' Festival
15 May 2013
ICS Director Professor Ien Ang took part in a theatrical storytelling performance at Sydney Writers' Festival titled Stories Then & Now. Stories Then & Now....Read more.
Deborah Stevenson appointed to NSW Arts and Cultural Policy Reference Group
23 Apr 2013
ICS member Professor Deborah Stevenson is a member of the newly-formed NSW Arts and Cultural Policy Reference Group. The five-member reference group has been appointed....Read more.
Louise Ryan wins international essay competition
22 Apr 2013
Congratulations to ICS PhD student Louise Ryan who has won an international essay competition for her essay on MONA (Museum of Old and New Art....Read more.
ICS welcomes new members and students
22 Apr 2013
Welcome to the new members and students who have joined the Institute for Culture and Society recently. Our newest members are Dr Louise Crabtree, Research....Read more.
New book: Transnational Student-Migrants and the State
17 Apr 2013
Dr Shanthi Robertson has had a new book published by Palgrave Macmillan: Transnational Student-Migrants and the State: The Education-Migration Nexus.The boundaries around the categories of....Read more.
Latest member activities
16 Apr 2013
ICS members have been busy over the last couple of months, engaged in a variety of activities within Australia and overseas. Here is a summary....Read more.
ICS congratulates its new graduates
16 Apr 2013
Congratulations to the five Institute for Culture and Society students graduating in the UWS autumn graduation ceremony today. 18 ceremonies are being held at the....Read more.
New book: Making Culture Changing Society
16 Apr 2013
Professor Tony Bennett has had a new book published by Routledge: Making Culture, Changing Society. This book proposes a challenging new account of the relations....Read more.
Frances Williamson leads OLT funded project
08 Apr 2013
ICS HDR student Frances Williamson is leading a new Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) funded project PASSwrite. PASSwrite presents a strategic and....Read more.
The Great British Class Survey
04 Apr 2013
The Great British Class Survey, the largest study of class in the UK, has found the traditional working, middle and upper class distinctions to be....Read more.
Philippa Collin speaks at Women's Day event
15 Mar 2013
On Thursday 7 March, the eve of International Women’s Day, Prime Minister Julia Gillard visited the University of Western Sydney to join women from across....Read more.
Communication & Sport launch
14 Mar 2013
14 March2013: Today the Institute for Culture and Society held a seminar marking the Australasian launch of the new journal Communication & Sport. Communication &....Read more.
Kearrin Sims published in Globe magazine
14 Mar 2013
ICS PhD student Kearrin Sims has had an article published in Southeast Asia Globe magazine. Kearrin’s article, entitled 'Playing Dirty', discusses how everyday Laotians are....Read more.
What is Shaping the Future of Australian Sport?
08 Mar 2013
On Monday 11 March, Professor David Rowe was one of four speakers at the What is Shaping the Future of Australian Sport? event in Canberra.CSIRO....Read more.
Where Is Home: Place, Belonging and Citizenship in the Asian Century
05 Mar 2013
Where Is Home: Place, Belonging and Citizenship in the Asian Century, is a two-day workshop examining the transformations of place-making and cultural citizenship in the....Read more.
David Rowe a panellist at Women in Sport Forum
05 Mar 2013
Professor David Rowe is a panellist at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre Women in Sport Forum, to be held Friday 15 and Saturday 16 March.The....Read more.
ICS student 'summer hotdesker' at Information and Cultural Exchange
15 Feb 2013
Institute for Culture and Society PhD student Alejandro Miranda is one of seven UWS students who are ‘summer hotdeskers’ at Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE).....Read more.
ICS members' conference involvement
12 Feb 2013
Last week, ICS members Professor James Arvanitakis, Professor Bob Hodge and Professor David Rowe were involved in conferences run by the Oxford-based Interdisciplinary Network.Professor James....Read more.
Global Islamophobia roundtable event
12 Feb 2013
On Wednesday 20 February two ICS members, Dr George Morgan and Professor Greg Noble, will participate in a roundtable discussion on Global Islamophobia, held by....Read more.
New staff members
06 Feb 2013
Over the last couple of weeks we have been pleased to welcome three new staff to the Institute: a new Institute Manager, Terry Fairclough, and....Read more.
New research grant
04 Feb 2013
Congratulations to ICS Senior Research Fellow Fiona Cameron who, with Professor Katarina Serrano from the University of the South Pacific, has recently been awarded a....Read more.
New book: Heritage and Tourism: Place, Encounter, Engagement
25 Jan 2013
Heritage and Tourism: Place, Encounter, Engagement is a new book edited by Robyn Bushell and Russell Staiff from the Institute for Culture and Society, and....Read more.
New ICS members
18 Jan 2013
The Institute for Culture and Society is pleased to welcome six new school-based members to the Institute in January 2013. The new members joining us....Read more.