CASE Events

College of Arts, Society and Education Events

Over the course of the semester, the College of Arts, Society and Education will host a series of 1.5 hour seminars broadly related to the theme of 'Violence'. The purpose is to enhance the collegial community of JCU and all staff and HDR students are welcome to participate and join the conversations. We want to explore ideas that are common across many of our research areas, so we encourage papers that are pitched to an informed, but not necessarily expert, audience (ie avoid jargon, explain key concepts/methods). We will explore options for a peer-reviewed special issue stemming from the series.


This semester’s organising theme is the notion of 'violence', understood broadly, as it operates through our respective domains.

Possible considerations include (but are by no means limited to):

  • Symbolic violence and the discursive, political and social domination that shapes contemporary or historical realities.
  • Pedagogical violence and the operation of power and control over the means of intellectual, social and cultural production in spaces of learning.
  • Physical violence and the attendant damages that this entails.
  • “Cartographies of violence” (Oikawa, 2002) and the production of subjectivities, histories and realities through spatial imaginaries (and regulation).
  • The intersections of (racial, colonial, gendered, sexed, ableist) violence and the exclusions that this produces, depends on and reifies.
  • Political violence in the wake of polarisation.

The seminars will be followed with drinks and nibbles in both Townsville and Cairns.


Through this series, we welcome submissions for a 15-30 minute talk that speaks to our theme broadly. These can range from polished presentations of accepted publications through to rough ideas of work in progress. Our main request is that they occupy less than 30 minutes to allow ample space for discussion.

We welcome submissions for talks from both HDR students and staff from all CASE disciplines.

If you are interested in participating, please submit a (tentative) title and a short abstract, by Monday, 11 February (with notification of decisions by 14 February).


Thursdays, 2-4pm

28 February
14 March
28 March
11 April
2 May
16 May
30 May

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