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The 2014 Conference will be held at the University of South Australia, Adelaide

2013 TASA Conference

Reflections, Intersections and Aspirations

50 years of Australian Sociology

25 – 28 November 2013 – Monash University Caulfield Campus (Building H)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2013 A4 Conference Flyer and the 2013 Conference Postcard

Local Organising Committee’s (LOC) Welcome

Welcome to TASA 2013 conference website!

The conference celebrates 50 years of Australian Sociology and is hosted by the School of Political and Social Inquiry at Monash University. The conference will be held at the conveniently located Caulfield campus directly opposite the Caulfield train station – a short train ride to Melbourne city centre. Monash last hosted the conference in 1999 and has since continued to develop a national and international standing with the capacity to advance sociology as a discipline.

The conference theme – Reflections, Intersections and Aspirations – captures the importance and excitement associated with this milestone event. The conference is designed to provide an opportunity for reflections on our history and legacy, for examinations of intersections of inequalities, of disciplines and programs, and considerations of our future aspirations.

The Local Organising Committee promises a memorable and enjoyable conference experience. Old traditions will meet with new ideas to provide an intellectually stimulating program and social opportunities to reunite with colleagues and make new acquaintances. A long-standing commitment to the principles of equity and inclusion underpin the conference and encouragement is warmly extended to postgraduate student participation.

We are delighted to announce our keynote speakers for the event:

Professor Raewyn Connell, who holds a University Chair in the University of Sydney, is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, a recipient of the American Sociological Association’s award for distinguished contribution to the study of sex and gender, and of the Australian Sociological Association’s award for distinguished service to sociology in Australia.

Professor Celia Lury, Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies at the University of Warwick. Celia is a widely published expert on the sociology of culture with much of her recent work focussing on consumer culture.

John Holmwood is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Nottingham. His work examines global inequality and the meaning and role of public sociology. He is a campaigner in the UK on issues connected to the higher education sector, and is co-founder of the Campaign for the Public University. Professor Holmwood is the President of the British Sociological Association.

Please navigate this website for the information you need in planning your attendance at TASA Conference in Melbourne. The website will be continually updated as arrangements progress.

We look forward to celebrating with you 50 years of Australian Sociology in 2013!

Helen Forbes-Mewett, Nick Osbaldistson and Catherine Strong (Co-chairs) on behalf of Monash University Local Organising Committee.

2013 LOC

Dr Catherine Strong (Co-Chair)
Lecturer, School of Political and Social Inquiry

 

 

 

 

Dr Nick Osbaldiston (Co-Chair)
Lecturer in Sociology,
School of Applied Media & Social Sciences

 

 

Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett (Co-Chair)
Australian Research Council
Post Doctoral Fellow & Lecturer in Sociology,
School of Political and Social Inquiry

 

 

 

 

  Associate Professor JaneMaree Maher
School of Political and Social Inquiry

 

 

 

 

Associate Professor Anita Harris
Australian Research Council Future Fellow,
School of Political and Social Inquiry

 

 

 

Professor Alan Petersen
Discipline Convener
School of Political and Social Inquiry

 

 

 

Dr Harry Ballis
Lecturer in Sociology,
School of Applied Media & Social Sciences