6 March 2007

CFP - Thinking Society, Thinking Culture (U of Western Australia; 14 Sept 2007) Deadline: 1 April 2007

First Annual Symposium on Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Western Australia
Hosted by the Institute of Advanced Studies.
14 September, Old Senate Room @ 9am (The University of Western Australia)


Keynote Speaker:
Ross Gibson, Professor of Media Arts and Production, U of Technology Sydney


We invite all Humanities and Social Sciences scholars working in Western Australia to attend this inaugural symposium to share their research interests.

The symposium has three main goals:
(1) to promote scholarly interaction between institutions and across disciplines within Western Australia, with an eye to fostering research collaborations;
(2) to provide a space for scholarly networks in Western Australia;
(3) to increase knowledge of research in progress in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Western Australia.

Papers should be works in progress (drafts of papers, working papers of 2,500-3,000 words), which will be pre-circulated to registered participants only. The presentations in the panels should not exceed 10 minutes per paper, in order to leave most of the time for discussion. Their aim is to start a conversation and to remind your colleagues of your work, rather than present a full paper.

In many conferences, what really matters - the informal conversations and the networking - happens between sessions, during coffee breaks, and in the corridors. We would like to have those meaningful interactions in the panels as well.

Interested scholars working in Western Australia are asked to send an overview (150 words) of their proposed presentation along with a brief bio by 1 April 2007 to the convenors: Tanya Dalziell or Mark Edele at thinkhum@admin.uwa.edu.au

For abstracts, please follow the template available through the symposium links on the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies website: http://www.ias.uwa.edu.au

We ask that drafts of papers/working papers be submitted to the convenors by 1 August 2007 for pre-circulation.

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