19 November 2009: Follow the conference on Twitter: @SOI09

16 November 2009: Minor changes to the final program have been uploaded

4 November 2009: In case you are looking for somewhere to eat on the Thursday night, checkout this list of local restaurants

19 October 2009: Registration has been extended for two weeks. Deadline is now Friday 30 October

12 October 2009: Final version of the program now available

22 September 2009: All travel bursaries have now been allocated. Congratulations to the successful applicants

7 September 2009: Applications for travel bursaries are now open

26 August 2009: A limited number of travel bursaries are available to ECRs (including postgrads) without institutional support

25 August 2009: Genevieve Kelly confirmed as keynote speaker on day one

5 August 2009: Dr Genevieve Bell confirmed as keynote speaker on day two

1 July 2009: Registration now open: form available here

30 June 2009: Prof Margaret Sheil, Chief Executive Officer, ARC is confirmed as keynote speaker on day two

21 May 2009: detailed program now available

23 April 2009: Draft program available here

8 April 2009: Program is finalised and will be posted here shortly

11 March 2009: State of the Industry website now live


The State of the Industry
the future for cultural research in the university


Thursday-Friday, 26th and 27th November 2009
The University of New South Wales, Kensington

The State of the Industry is a two day conference that will discuss the future for cultural research in the university, while marking the conclusion of a highly successful period of Australian Research Council funding for the Cultural Research Network.

The event will showcase a range of innovative research collaborations and projects that the Cultural Research Network has generated, linking different disciplines, institutions and community groups working in the area of culture over the past 5 years. It will also discuss a number of issues fundamental to the practice of research.

The conference will have free registration and is open to all members of the public and the university community.

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