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The Stardom and Celebrity of David Bowie is a two-day multi-discipline symposium that brings together artists, academics and cultural commentators to reflect upon the influences of and on David Bowie in rock, pop, film, art, fashion and performance.

The release of a series of momentous music videos that recall and reflect upon his artistic career, the record-breaking David Bowie is global exhibition tour, and the recently released 'Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)' from Nothing Has Changed (his forthcoming compilation album spanning 50 years of recorded work) continues to ensure David Bowie's status as an agent of change and inspiration.

Experts in the field of Popular Culture, Celebrity and Media Studies will include Dr Will Brooker, Professor of Film and Cultural Studies at Kingston University; Angela Ndalianis, Head of Screen and Cultural Studies, Melbourne University; Sean Redmond, Media and Communications and Editor of Celebrity Studies, Toija Cinque, Media and Communications, both of Deakin University; and Dr Kathryn Johnson, assistant curator of David Bowie is (V&A, 2013) and Director's Researcher, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Also featuring a number of national and international academics and art practitioners, the conference will include keynote presentations, panel discussions, performances and workshops.

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David Bowie

David Bowie during the 'Heroes' album sessions. Photograph by Masayoshi Sukita, 1977. Courtesy of The David Bowie Archive. Image © Masayoshi Sukita


David Bowie

The Stardom and Celebrity of David Bowie

The Stardom and Celebrity of David Bowie is a two-day multi-discipline symposium that brings together artists, academics and cultural commentators to reflect upon the influences of and on David Bowie in rock, pop, film, art, fashion and performance.


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Relive the magic of vox lumen

One of White Night Melbourne's most popular events is about to launch back to life thanks to a new mobile app created by Deakin Motion.Lab


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Mapping the ‘cultural genocide’ in Iraq and Syria

The destruction of ancient heritage sites across Iraq and Syria by fundamentalists, such as the Islamic State's annihilation of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud reported this weekend, is cultural genocide on a scale that has never been seen before, according to a Deakin University Middle East expert.


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Vox Lumen to light up White Night Melbourne at Fed Square

A cutting-edge fusion of live performance and new technologies will light up the iconic Federation Square at the highly anticipated White Night Melbourne later this month


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School signs contract with CDSS

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences has won an extensive contract with the Department of Defence to deliver programs at the Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies in Canberra.


Dual award - a first for Deakin University

Deakin University Australia, in partnership with Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany, is pleased to announce a new Dual Award Program in Cultural Heritage and World Heritage Studies.


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Deakin Alumni Awards

Congratulations to Madison Robinson on receiving Deakin's Young Alumni of the Year award.


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Deakin Criminologist Kate Fitz-Gibbon honoured in 100 Women of Influence Awards

A young Deakin University criminologist committed to the study of men who murder while also acting as a passionate voice for victims of crime has been recognised as one of Australia's most influential women.


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Deakin named International Education Provider of the Year

The University received the Premier's Award for International Education Provider of the Year and won two other 2014 Victorian International Education Awards: Excellence in Education (University) and Excellence in International Education (Student Employability and Careers).


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Academic awards to outstanding students

The Faculty was delighted to present academic awards to outstanding students at presentation events in Geelong and Burwood.


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Vice-Chancellor's Award goes to a graduate of Deakin's off-shore Masters in the Middle East

The Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Achievement in 2013 has been won by Mr Abdelaziz Tamoghzi of the United Arab Emirates.


QS World University Rankings

Arts and Education celebrate success in the QS World University Rankings for 2014


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