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The Institute for Culture and Society at the University of Western Sydney cordially invites you to attend its flagship Knowledge / Culture / Economy International Conference, held on 3-5 November 2014 at the UWS Parramatta campus. 

The conference will assess the shifting roles of knowledge, culture and economy in contemporary and historical scenarios of globalisation, production, consumption, expenditure, crisis, governance, technological change and reckonings with nature. 

It will bring together theorists and practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds and knowledge institutions to debate these issues in relation to the following themes:
  • Asia Pacific Cultural Economies
  • Cultures of Finance
  • Economic Diversity
  • Digital Life
  • Fragile Environments


  • Aihwa Ong, Professor of Socio-Cultural Anthropology and Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley
  • Timothy Mitchell, Professor and Chair of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University
  • Chris Gibson, Professor of Human Geography, Director UOW Global Challenges Program, Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research, University of Wollongong
  • Katherine Gibson, Professor, Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney


Paper and panel proposals addressing the conference themes are invited. Proposals spanning one or more themes are especially welcome.
  • Individual paper proposals (200-300 words)
  • Panel proposals (200 words for the panel concept and 200-300 words on each panel paper)
Visit the Conference Online website to submit your abstract. The deadline for abstract submissions is 15 June, 2014.


Ien Ang 
Tony Bennett 
Katherine Gibson 
Donald McNeill 
Brett Neilson 
Ned Rossiter 
Shanthi Robertson 
Emma Waterton

Administrative contact: Kristy Davidson
Download the conference flyer
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