Call for seminar proposals: Publicness

Public Pedagogies Institute 2021 Seminar Series

Proposals are invited that address the theme of: Publicness

Last year PPI ran its first virtual seminar series. It was a resounding success! Each of the weekly 2 hour seminars provided an interactive session accompanied by readings and generated lively discussions. Our shared international experience of COVID has provoked the theme and context for our 2021 seminar series.

Our new COVID world brings new spaces of inquiry around theorizing ‘publicness’: who, where, and what “counts” as “public” or “publicness”? How might we consider publicness in the light of various forms of exposure, escape, invasion, intrusion, illumination, dissolution, and dissolving of the boundaries of public and private spheres? 

Program Seminar series: 

Times: 10.30am -12.30pm AEST

Friday, October 8
Friday, October 15
Friday, October 22
Friday, October 29
Friday, November 5
Friday, November 12 (Plenary Session and Launch of PPI Journal)

Cost: A$120 full price, or A$60 concession
(free for students and unemployed; pay-forward will also operate)

Format: Zoom meeting hosted by Karen Charman Chairperson PPI

Proposal due date: June 30, 2021

Proposals are invited around the theme of ‘Publicness’. The abstract provides some threads which may be taken up in the series. The seminar topics are not, however, limited to these ideas around Publicness. Keeping in mind the series will be held via zoom, interactive presentations are particularly welcomed. It is requested that the proposal be limited to 800 words and accompanied by a brief synopsis of the proposed seminar agenda and at least 2 suggested pre-readings.

Please email proposals to Karen Charman:

Full abstract

(Featured Image above: Hosier Lane, by Debbie Qadri)