Explore workshops from the Centre in 2009

ARC self-help Workshop

ARC self-help Workshop
Facilitators: Associate Professor Andrea Witcomb and Dr Emily Potter
Friday 30 January 2009
Time: 10am - 3pm 
Venue : C.2.05 (Arts-Education Staff Meeting Room), Melbourne Burwood Campus

A/Prof. Andrea Witcomb and Dr Emily Potter held the first workshop of this year on ARC self-help Workshop. This was an an informal self-help workshop for those involved in developing ARC Discovery applications in the current round. 

For more details on upcoming workshops please contact:
A/Prof. Andrea Witcomb
CCG Deputy Director
Tel : 03 9251 7232

Open door mentoring Program - CRN Outreach Project

Open door mentoring Program - CRN Outreach Project
Facilitators: Associate Professor Alan Mckee
Monday 30 March 2009

Open Door mentoring Program: 
Time : 10am - 3pm 
Venue : C.2.05 (Arts-Education Staff Meeting Room), Melbourne Burwood Campus

Seminar : 'Talking the language of social science: does pornography damage young people?'
Time : 4pm - 5pm 
Venue : B2.20 ( Blue Room), Melbourne Burwood Campus

Dr Emily Potter organised the Open Door Mentoring program. Associate Professor Alan Mckee (Film and Television, QUT) visited Deakin University, on Monday, 30 March, as part of the ARC Cultural Research Network's 'Outreach' program. Associate Professor Alan McKee was available for one-on-one mentoring interviews with early career researchers and postgraduates. 

About Associate Professor Alan Mckee:
Associate Professor Alan McKee has written five books on popular culture, including the recent The Porn Report (with Catherine Lumby and Kath Albury), Australian Television (Oxford University Press), and Beautiful Things in Popular Culture (Blackwells). His research interests include the positive effects of exposure to pornography; television history (with a particular interest in the prehistory of televisual entertainment forms); practice-led research; and the political potential of self help books. A/P Mckee teaches in the Discipline of Film and Television at QUT. He has also written gags for Paul McDermott on the variety program The Sideshow. He's written backstory for computer games, an award winning Doctor Who short story, and is a regular opinion column for a queer newspaper. 

For more details please contact:
Dr Emily Potter
Research Fellow, Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation
Tel : 03 9244 3923

Social Critique and Social Science: Workshop on Barry Hindess' Scholarship

Generic Research Project Development Workshop

Generic Research Project Development Workshop

Facilitators: Dr Emily Potter and Associate Professor Andrea Witcomb
Thursday 17 September 2009

Emily Potter and Andrea Witcomb convened the generic research project development workshop on Friday 17 September 2009, from 10am - 2pm. The emphasis of this workshop was on ARC applications in development or ideas for CRGs for 2010. Its aim was to enable researchers who are considering going down the CRG or ARC road, or those who have an ARC proposal already under way, to discuss the requirements and processes of ARC and CRG applications, and to develop their thinking together.

Creative Collaborations

Creative Collaborations
a workshop with Paul Carter and Estelle Barrett

Friday 18 September 2009
This event is supported by the ARC Cultural Research Network and the Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation, Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University.

Higher degrees by creative works are now an established mode of research in the academy, while scholars working in the fields of creative practice – challenged by the recent RQF and ERA – are developing strategies that enable creative practice to be 'counted' in terms of academic output. Despite this, in very real ways, the relation between creativity, creative practice and research, remains ambiguous and invites interrogation – there is a need to critically think through the parameters set in place by institutional definitions of creative practice and its relation to theoretical work. More broadly, how can we understand creativity in terms of cultural research? This question invites reflection on the intersections of creative practice and cultural research, in terms of creative methodologies, interdisciplinary collaborations, and creative or practice-based research, which refers to the location of theoretical work within creative projects. 

Specifically, this one-day workshop focused on two key concerns that emerge from thinking about the creativity/cultural research nexus: the possibilities and limitations of utilising creative methods in cultural research projects; and the potential scope of creative research (or practice-based research) as a research practice that can be put to work in collaborative, interdisciplinary, and industry-related projects. This range of issues – the role of creativity in research, the capacity of research to intersect with creative endeavours, and the interdisciplinary collaborative capacity of creative practice – are subtly distinct while nonetheless related. This workshop provided an opportunity for postgraduates and early-career researchers to explore these concerns from their own research/practice context.

About the convenors:

Estelle Barrett teaches Art Theory and Media and Communication at Deakin University where she is Associate Professor in the School of Communication and Creative Arts. She taught Communications and Cultural Studies in Western Australia for many years before completing a PhD entitled 'Art and Subjectivity'. She is an art writer, reviewer and curator and is also interested in fiction writing. Her research interests include psychoanalysis, feminist theory and practice, notions of embodiment tacit or non-discursive domains of meaning, the role of affect in creative practices and word/image relationships. These interests have informed more recent publications on practice-led research. She is the editor (with Barbara Bolt) of Practice as Research: Approaches to Creative Arts Enquiry (2007). She is currently investigating embodiment, aesthetics and materiality in meaning-making and the production of knowledge, completing a book on Julia Kristeva and the relevance of her work for the production and reception of art entitled Kristeva Reframed (forthcoming 2009), and co-editing (with Barbara Bolt) a new essay collection, Carnal Knowledge: Towards a "New Materialism" in the Arts (forthcoming 2009). 

Paul Carter (MA Oxon, D Litt Melb) is Creative Director of Material Thinking. He is well-known internationally for such books as Parrot (2006), Material Thinking (2004), The Lie of the Land (1996), and The Road to Botany Bay (1987). His latest book, Dark Writing (2009), explores the nexus between spatial history and placemaking theory and practice. He collaborates with graphic artists, performers, architects and landscape designers and has received many national and state awards. Recent clients include: Olympic Co-ordination Authority, Lend Lease, John Wardle Architects, Taylor, Cullity & Lethlean, Federation Square Public Art Program, Sydney University 2010 Program, Liverpool Capital of Culture Festival and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Paul holds honorary professorships at the University of Melbourne, RMIT (Melbourne) and the University of Queensland. In 2006 he was George Simpson Visiting Professor at the University of Edinburgh.

Emily Potter is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Citizenship and Globalization at Deakin University. She has a PhD in English Literature and a background in interdisciplinary research concerning creative arts practice, environmental and sustainability theory and cultural studies. Her postdoctoral project at the University of Melbourne was a collaborative project of creative research (with Paul Carter) that explored the role of poetic practice for sustainable place-making, particularly in drought-affected environments. Her research has been published in a range of Australian and international journals including Continuum, Media International Australia, Australian Humanities Review, Cultural Studies Review and Antipodes. In 2007 she co-edited a collection of writings on water cultures and communities, Fresh Water: New Perspectives on Water in Australia (MUP). Emily is also a member of the ARC Cultural Research Network, and is a co-convenor of the Early Career Researcher/Postgraduate Node of the Network, which convenes and provides funds for initiatives that support research development and networking opportunities for this group of researchers.

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