Breaking the Brand: Producers and Consumers in a Globalized World

The overall luxury industry surpassed $1.5 trillion in retail sales in 2015. Personal luxury goods lie at the core of this interconnected world-wide industry, with a market share of $487 billion. With so much at stake, the drive for increased profits and ever broader markets has placed unparalleled pressures on sources of raw materials, and Read more …

Breaking the Brand: Producers and Consumers in a Globalized World

Submission deadline: Monday 1 August 2016 A Workshop of the Emporium Network at the University of Melbourne Thursday 29 September 2016, University of Melbourne Key speakers: Lynn Johnson, Samia Khatun and Catherine Kovesi The overall luxury industry surpassed $1.5 trillion in retail sales in 2015. Personal luxury goods lie at the core of this interconnected Read more …

Re-Imagining Australia: Encounter, Recognition, Responsibility

Submission deadline: Thursday 30 June 2016 InASA Conference 2016 Hosted by the Centre for Human Rights Education, Australia-Asia-Pacific Institute, the School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts, Curtin University 7–9 December 2016, Maritime Museum of Western Australia, Fremantle The conference will offer the opportunity of addressing the intensification of overlapping, interpenetrating and mixing of cultures Read more …

Change, Commemoration, Community

EXTENDED submission deadline: Friday 24 June 2016 2016 Australasian Irish Studies Conference 29 November – 1 December 2016, Flinders University, Adelaide Under the umbrella of Change the conference organisers envisage subthemes of creativity, rebirth, revolution, renewal, new departures, innovation and economics. Commemoration encompasses all the significant events in Ireland’s political, social and economic life and Read more …

Screening Australia: Australian Culture and Screen Media in Context

Submission deadline: Monday 9 May 2016 2016–17 Menzies Seminar Series Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, Kings College London The Menzies Seminar Series provides a platform for ‘Australianists’ to connect and share ideas, cementing intellectual links between Europe and Australia. The Centre invites a wide range of submissions from academics, screen media professionals, postgraduates and other Read more …

History of Education Now: Concepts, Methods, Questions

AARE History and Education SIG Research Workshop 2016, Sponsored by the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) and the Australian & New Zealand History of Education Society (ANZHES) This workshop explores current research approaches in the history of education, from theoretical and methodological debates to practical strategies and reflections from historians in action. It Read more …

Wild Man from Borneo: A Cultural History of the Orangutan

In Wild Man from Borneo: A Cultural History of the Orangutan (University of Hawai’i Press) Robert Cribb, Helen Gilbert and Helen Tiffin offer the first comprehensive history of the human-orangutan encounter. Beginning with the scientific discovery of the red ape more than three hundred years ago, this work goes on to examine the ways in which Read more …

Antiquity Imagined: The Remarkable Legacy of Egypt and the Ancient Near East

Robin Derricourt’s Antiquity Imagined: The Remarkable Legacy of Egypt and the Ancient Near East (I.B. Tauris) explores how Egypt’s past has been creatively interpreted by later ages and shows in depth how ancient Egypt and the surrounding lands have so continuously and seductively tantalised the Western imagination.

CFP: Aviation Cultures Mk. II: Technology, Culture, Heritage

Submission deadline: Monday 9 August 2015 University of Sydney, Sydney, 10–11 December 2015 Aviation has formed a significant aspect of Australian life for over a century, yet its cultural impact has only recently begun to be explored. From science to sociology, fashion to fiction, this will be the first event to offer a truly national Read more …