2018 - 2019

Advocacy for Energy Transitions – Mapping the Dynamics

This workshop maps the landscape of advocacy for ‘energy transition’, a decisive shift away from fossil fuels to varying forms of renewable energy. We consider the diverse players – scientists, industry, policy networks, media, NGOs, local community groups – and the strategies they employ, and address questions of energy democracy, what constitutes a ‘just transition’, […]

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Australian Indigenous self-determination: past practices, future options

Self-determination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples has been subject to critical scrutiny in recent years, but debate suffers from a lack of consensus about the policy implications of this ideal. This workshop asks what Indigenous self-determination has meant practically in Australia, and what lessons can be learned for the future practice of self-determination. […]

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Gender and Trauma, 1945 to the present

This interdisciplinary workshop asks how gender shaped the definition and treatment of trauma across time and place. The objectives are to: identify key moments when gender has informed theories and treatments of trauma; examine gendered specificities in women’s and men’s experiences of trauma; analyse the role of gender in narratives of trauma. Continue Reading

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Regulating Consumptogenic Systems

Excess consumption by industrialised societies is harming human health and destroying the planet. This workshop brings together scholars from across Australia to explore ways in which to regulate systemic and individual level consumption. A meta-synthesis of the discussions will be published in a journal and translated to policymakers, nongovernmental organisations, and civil society actors active […]

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Understanding Crime and Rural Communities: Theory, Policy and Practice

Existing understandings of crime are focused predominantly on urban environments: this workshop focuses on expanding comprehensions of crime within regional, rural and remote contexts across Australia. This will address a significant knowledge deficit and produce a range of theoretical and practical outcomes to improve criminal justice responses to rural, regional and remote offending. Continue Reading

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