Six Credible Alternatives to the Australian Flag

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16 Dec 2015
Note: the survey has now closed and the results have been announced. For the latest details see 'Alternative Australian Flag Survey Results Announced'.Fellow Western Sydney   ...Read more.

10 Years On From the Cronulla Riots

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11 Dec 2015
On Sunday 11 December 2005, a riot occurred on Cronulla Beach in Sydney's south where a crowd of 5000 white Australian men went on a   ...Read more.

ICS Rated Among the World's Best

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04 Dec 2015
A nationwide assessment of Australia's research performance has confirmed that research undertaken by the Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) is "well above world standard".   ...Read more.

The Muslim Question Conference

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03 Dec 2015
The place of Islam in western societies amid the rise in Islamophobia and nationalism will be discussed at a conference co-hosted by the Institute for   ...Read more.

National ICS-led survey finds the line in art appreciation

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02 Dec 2015
The following opinion piece, by Professor Tony Bennett, was originally published in The Conversation (opens in a new window).On December 4, The National Gallery of   ...Read more.

RHoK Parramatta Hackathon This Weekend

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02 Dec 2015
On Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December, individuals and groups wanting to make a positive difference to society will gather for Random Hacks of Kindness   ...Read more.

History of Bottled Water Focus of New Book

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23 Nov 2015
A book co-authored by cultural researcher Professor Gay Hawkins from the Institute for Culture and Society takes a new look at bottled water to investigate   ...Read more.

Diversity of Cultural Expression Report Published by Australia Council

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10 Nov 2015
A new report entitled, 'Promoting Diversity of Cultural Expression in Arts in Australia' produced by ICS researchers Dr Phillip Mar and Distinguished Professor Ien Ang   ...Read more.

Ien Ang a Panellist at If You Are The One Forum

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06 Nov 2015
On Sunday 15 November, Professor Ien Ang will be a panellist at the University's If You Are The One forum, an event which will examine   ...Read more.

ARC Grant Successes

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30 Oct 2015
Congratulations to ICS researchers Professor Katherine Gibson and Dr Stephen Healy; Professor Brett Neilson, Professor Ned Rossiter, ICS Adjunct Fellow Associate Professor Sandro Mezzadra and   ...Read more.

Hart Cohen and Tim Rowse to Speak at Journey to Horseshoe Bend Symposium

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29 Oct 2015
As part of the University's Research Week, Associate Professor Hart Cohen and Professor Tim Rowse will speak at a symposium on TGH Strehlow's Journey to   ...Read more.

ICS Researchers are 'Hacking for Good'

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28 Oct 2015
ICS researchers Liam Magee and Teresa Swist are among organisers of the RHoK Parramatta group – the newest addition to Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK)   ...Read more.

New Innovation Corridor to Power Western Sydney Entrepreneurs

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27 Oct 2015
Western Sydney University is launching the Innovation Corridor economic development strategy to drive the ambitious new development of commercial and research hubs across Western Sydney.The   ...Read more.

ICS Offers Summer Scholarship Opportunities

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12 Oct 2015
As part of the University's Student Research Program, the Institute for Culture and Society is offering undergraduate students the opportunity to work on three exciting   ...Read more.

ICS Projects a Success Story, Says Humanities Academy

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28 Sep 2015
A new publication by the Australian Academy of the Humanities that foregrounds the diversity and impact of work undertaken by Australia's humanities researchers was launched   ...Read more.

Applications Open for Research Scholarships

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15 Sep 2015
The Institute for Culture and Society invites applications from outstanding applicants for PhD study. Funding is available through a number of scholarship schemes.About the InstituteThe   ...Read more.

Seeking Participants for Western Sydney Arts Survey

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09 Sep 2015
Over the last decade the number of Australians engaging in paid or unpaid artistic/cultural activity has increased by over 50 per cent. The Recalibrating Culture   ...Read more.

New Report for Commissioner for Children and Young People Western Australia

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27 Aug 2015
Jenni Perkins, Acting Commissioner for Children and Young People Western Australia, has released a literature review exploring the link between digital technologies and wellbeing   ...Read more.

Festival of Urbanism in Western Sydney

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26 Aug 2015
As Parramatta prepares for the $8 billion redevelopment of the city centre, local infrastructure and cultural institutions will need to adapt to a dramatic increase   ...Read more.

Applications Open for E.G. Whitlam Scholarship

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26 Aug 2015
The Institute for Culture and Society, together with the Whitlam Institute, are seeking highly motivated candidates with a demonstrable interest in public policy to apply   ...Read more.

ICS Sponsors Temporary Migrants in Australia: Work, Networks, Belonging and Agency Workshop

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24 Aug 2015
On Friday 21 August, Dr Shanthi Robertson co-convened and spoke at an all-day workshop at Melbourne Law School on 'Temporary Migrants in Australia: Work, Networks,   ...Read more.

Alejandro Miranda Nieto Wins IAG Postgradaute Presentation Award

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27 Jul 2015
Congratulations to ICS PhD student Alejandro Miranda Nieto who has won the Institute of Australian Geographers Postgraduate Presentation Award for his recent presentation at the   ...Read more.

Brett Neilson to be Workshop Director at InterAsian Connections V Conference

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20 Jul 2015
Together with Professor Ranabir Samaddar of the Calcutta Research Group, Professor Brett Neilson has been selected by the Social Science Research Council (New York) to   ...Read more.

Zombie Problems? New Mental Health Campaign Targets Young Men

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07 Jul 2015
A new campaign aims to humorously engage young men in practical ways to overcome everyday stressors, with a little help from zombies.The statistics on young   ...Read more.

Katherine Gibson Visiting Scientist at SUSPLACE

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06 Jul 2015
Congratulations to Professor Katherine Gibson who has been invited to be a Visiting Scientist in the Sustaining Places (SUSPLACE) European Training Network funded by an   ...Read more.

Plugging in the Technology for Sydney’s Homeless Youth

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03 Jul 2015
A new study will develop solutions together with young people in Sydney who have experienced homelessness, to support their access to and use of digital   ...Read more.

New Report: 'Appreciate A Mate'

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30 Jun 2015
Reframing 'problems' from young people's perspectives taps into positive attitudes and enhances potential to affect behaviour changeEffective online campaigns must be developed with young people   ...Read more.

New Report: Smart Engagement with Asia


26 Jun 2015
Smart engagement, stronger Australia: our future in the Asia-Pacific The rise of Asia requires vision and action in Australia, according to a new report released   ...Read more.

Surround Yourself in Colour - Outdoor Street Art Gallery to Open in the Blue Mountains


15 Jun 2015
On Saturday 20 June, Street Art Murals Australia (SAMA), in partnership with Blue Mountains Cultural Centre will open what is believed to be Australia’s largest   ...Read more.

Meet Endeavour Fellow Dr Nuala Morse


10 Jun 2015
An interdisciplinary researcher with a background in cultural geography and museum studies, Dr Nuala Morse is studying community engagement practice in the context of Australian   ...Read more.

Meet Endeavour Fellow Dr Pablo Fuentenebro

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10 Jun 2015
Dr Pablo Fuentenebro is one of two Endeavour Fellows at ICS during 2015. He is the recipient of an Australian Government Endeavour Fellowship (a prestigious   ...Read more.

Video: In Conversation with ICS's New Director


08 May 2015
Professor Paul James commenced as ICS Director on 1 January, replacing Founding Director Professor Ien Ang as she stepped down from the position at the   ...Read more.

Alana Lentin a Panellist of the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival

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06 May 2015
ICS researcher Associate Professor Alana Lentin will be on a panel discussing the documentary film Evaporating Borders at the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival   ...Read more.

Ned Rossiter on Piracy, Anonymity, and Parametric Politics

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01 May 2015
In their collaborative research efforts, ICS researcher Professor Ned Rossiter and Dr Soenke Zehle (Saar College of Fine Arts) discuss piracy, anonymity, and parametric politics   ...Read more.

Media System, Political Context and Informed Citizenship Study Featured in Huffington Post


29 Apr 2015
A study on which Professor David Rowe was a researcher has been featured in The Huffington Post's article ‘Media psychology: TV and politics – if   ...Read more.

International Partnership with Humboldt University


28 Apr 2015
Professors Brett Neilson and Ned Rossiter recently received news of the success of a Humboldt University KOSMOS Summer University grant (opens in a new window)entitled   ...Read more.

ICS Researchers Attend AAG Conference


20 Apr 2015
ICS members are heavily involved in the Association of American Geographers (AAG) conference this year, with six members attending the conference as presenters, organisers, chairs   ...Read more.

How to Engage Youth in Making Policies That Work for Us All

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10 Apr 2015
By Dr Philippa Collin 10 April 2015 National Youth Week is an opportunity to celebrate young people and their contribution to society. But the nature   ...Read more.

Overview of the Globalization, Modernity and Urban Change Conference


01 Apr 2015
A Knowledge/Culture Conference 30–31 March 2015 The 'Globalization, Modernity and Urban Change' conference was organised by the Institute for Culture and Society at the University   ...Read more.

Amanda Third Presenting at ASEAN/UNICEF Child Online Protection Conference


25 Mar 2015
Associate Professor Amanda Third is an invited presenter at the ASEAN/UNICEF Child Online Protection Conference: Towards an Integrated Systems Approach in Putrajaya, Malaysia, from 24–25   ...Read more.

Western Sydney's Cultural Push


19 Mar 2015
By Professor David Rowe and HDR candidate Cecelia Cmielewski Photo above: Oneness by Michael Purdy, winner of the UWS 2014 Urban Growth Acquisitive Sculpture Award.   ...Read more.

Welcome to New Members


16 Mar 2015
ICS is pleased to welcome new members to the Institute this month. Welcome to two new School-based members Dr Dallas Rogers and Dr Anna Pertierra.   ...Read more.

Video: The Politics of Race Hate

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25 Feb 2015
On 19 February, ICS's Associate Professor Alana Lentin presented at 'Politics in the Pub' on the topic of Islamophobia in Australia alongside a panel of   ...Read more.

New Book: The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Heritage Research


11 Feb 2015
A new book edited by Associate Professor Emma Waterton (ICS) and Associate Professor Steve Watson (York St John University, UK), has just been published. The   ...Read more.

Two Journal Articles By ICS Members Among Routledge’s Most Read

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10 Feb 2015
Congratulations to Professor Katherine Gibson and Associate Professor Alana Lentin whose articles have been included in Routledge’s Social Sciences Most Read article collection. The collection   ...Read more.

History, Power, Text Now Available in Hard Copy

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05 Feb 2015
History, Power, Text: Cultural Studies and Indigenous Studies, edited by Dr Timothy Neale (ICS), Crystal McKinnon and Dr Eve Vincent, is now available in print.The   ...Read more.

New Books By ICS Researchers

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03 Feb 2015
ICS has started off the new year with the release of four new books. These books cover the diverse topics of masculinities in sport, youth   ...Read more.

Vale Jeannie Martin

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20 Jan 2015
ICS was saddened to hear of the death of Jeannie Martin in December 2014. Jeannie was an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow (2003-8) at the Centre   ...Read more.

Journal of Sociology 50th Anniversary E-Special


15 Jan 2015
A special issue of the Journal of Sociology has been released. This E-Special is a celebration of both the Journal of Sociology and The Australian   ...Read more.

Welcome to New Members


13 Jan 2015
As well as recently welcoming Professor Gay Hawkins as an Institute-based member, ICS is pleased to announce the appointment of four new School-based members: Ann   ...Read more.

Welcome to 2015


07 Jan 2015
As we begin the new year, ICS looks forward to an exciting future ahead under the leadership of our new Director, Professor Paul James, and   ...Read more.