CFP Intangible culture: Migrants’ contribution to (global) cultural heritage (Sydney)

SIETAR AUSTRALASIA in co-operation with the University of Sydney Business School are holding a conference with the theme: Intangible culture: Migrants’ contribution to (global) cultural heritage in Sydney on November 24-25, 2016.

Standard presentation (20 minutes)
The presentations will be 20 minutes with 10 minutes of question time.

Interactive training/teaching workshop – exchanging best practices (30-60 minutes)
There will be workshop opportunities on any of these topics below or on other topics submitted (and approved). Workshops will run for 30-60 minutes. These workshops will be a practical way to explore these topics and concepts.

Panel discussions (45 minutes)
We aim to have panel discussions on the topics below. Please submit a panel proposal involving at least two panels.

Topics for abstract and workshops
Our aim is to explore how migrants have contributed to the creation of intangible and tangible cultural heritage in Australia and globally. Below are some suggestions for workshop, panel and presentation topics. We are open to variety of other topics dealing with culture, multiculturism and intercultural relations.
Global perspectives
• Global leadership
• Global cultural society
• Cohabiting in a global world
• Peace, human rights, and multiculturalism
• Intercultural capacity building
• Multicultural education
• Intercultural training
• Constructing multicultural identity
• Religion and multiculturalism
• Sustaining diversity
• Hybrid cultural identity
• Cultural heritage: intangible and tangible.
• Superdiversity
• Symbols and multiculturalism
• Creation of new national identity.
• Mainstream and other issues
• Refugees- self initiated expats, and other new groups of intercultural sojourners
• Community and national identity
• Multiculturalism in the work-place
• Multiculturalism and the local culture
• Indigenous and minority groups
• Community and national identity
• Multiculturalism and business

Conference Fees
Waged: $450 AUD
Waged Early-Bird Registration: $400 AUD
Unwaged and Students: $350 AUD
Unwaged and Students Early Bird: $300 AUD
Waged SIETAR Member: $340 AUD*
Unwaged and Students SIETAR Member: $280 AUD*
* SIETAR Membership is $90.00 AUD for waged and $50.00 AUD for unwaged

Conference venue
The University of Sydney Business School, CBD Campus Level 17, 133 Castlereagh Street, Sydney NSW 2000.

Postdoc in Media @ Macquarie U (Sydney)

Postdoctoral Fellow in Media
Macquarie University, Sydney

Macquarie University is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to be attached to Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley’s ARC Future Fellowship project, Switched-On Audiences: Australian Listeners and Viewers.

In this role you will be asked to:
Work on a research project about an aspect of Australian newspaper, magazine, radio or television reception history since 1930;
Play an active role in the Centre for Media History’s activities;
Produce excellent research in line with the research strengths of the Faculty and Department including publishing in peer reviewed journals and applying for research grants;
Engage with external stakeholders, the media and the public to disseminate your research.

Selection Criteria
To be considered for this position, applicants must address the selection criteria below and then upload the response as a separate document during the online application process.

A submitted PhD in media history, Australian history, communications and media, or a related field.
An excellent research and publication track record relative to opportunity.

Salary Package:
Academic Level A salary AUD $62,526 – $84,193 p.a. plus 17% employer’s superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type:
Full-time, 2-year fixed term contract position.

Specific Role Enquiries:
Specific enquiries related to this position should be directed to Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley.

Intending applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss the position with Professor Griffen-Foley before applying.

Applications Close:

Sydney 2014

On the way between the US and New Zealand, I was able to stop in Sydney, Australia for a week. Being there permitted me to connect with two people I’d never met but only talked to via email, and one I had not seen in over a decade. Between the three, there was a wide range of interests and career stages.

Lily A. Arasaratnam is Senior Lecturer in Intercultural Communication and Program Director for an MA program at Alphacrucis College in Parramatta, just outside Sydney. I “met” Lily when we both participated in an online dialogue about intercultural communication for the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication which will shortly be published. Her primary research specialization is intercultural communication competence. She is an intercultural expert both because of her PhD and her personal experience: born in Sri Lanka, raised in the Maldives, with US degrees, and now living in Australia, she lives many of the dualities others only try to understand.

Olga Kozar is currently completing her PhD in Applied Linguistics at Macquarie University in Sydney. Her research is on private one-on-one English as a second language lessons conducted via videoconferencing tools such as Skype, especially when learners and teachers have different cultural backgrounds. In her spare time she runs such a language school – with about 1000 students! She was quite helpful in providing technology-related ideas, given that she’s become such an expert. I was delighted to discover that she and Christine Develotte, a colleague from Lyon, France, who does similar work with teaching French online and who I introduced her to via email, have now met in person as well.

Penman, Leeds-Hurwitz
Robyn Penman, Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz

I was introduced to Robyn Penman by Barnett Pearce so long ago we don’t remember when it would have been; it was a pleasure to have a chance to catch up on the past decade. Currently active with the CMM Institute, formerly with the Communication Research Institute of Australia, Robyn is a pioneering communication scholar, widely respected both for her ability to state theory clearly (as in her early Communication Processes and Relationships, or the more recent Reconstructing Communication) and to apply that theory to practical communication problems (as in Designing Information for People, a co-edited volume). Robyn suggested that, given my current efforts to connect international scholars, my name should now be changed to Ariadne, for her association with webs and weaving.

I look forward to continuing the conversations with all these scholars.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue


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