Doing Rural Cultural Studies

Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Development Node

Co-ordinators: Emily Potter, Clifton Evers, and Andrew Gorman-Murray

7 March 2008
University of New South Wales, Sydney

A report of this event is available [MS Word 25kb]

The ‘Doing Rural Cultural Studies’ workshop, held at UNSW in March, was an extremely successful event that brought together Early Career Researchers and postgraduate students engaged in this growing research field. It provided an opportunity for an invited group of emerging scholars to develop their ideas through peer discussion, and some of the written results of these discussions will appear in a themed issue of Cultural Studies Review in March 2010. In effect, the workshop created a cohort of rural researchers who will collaborate on future projects; the group hopes to meet again before the end of the year. The PG/ECR development node is committed to supporting academics from regional universities, as well as those at urban campuses: participants in this event came from Southern Cross University (Rob Garbutt, Terry Maybury, Kim Satchell), University of New England (Rae Dufty), University of Wollongong (Andrew Gorman-Murray), University of Tasmania (Michelle Gabriel), University of Western Australia (Kim Atherley), University of Melbourne (Michelle Duffy, Deb Anderson, Emily Potter), RMIT (Lisa Slater), University of Queensland (Melissa Gregg), and UNSW (Clifton Evers). A follow up event, inspired by common concerns that emerged regarding an ethics of practice in a rural context, is currently in its planning stages.