Terrestrial Politics in Uncertain Times


We invite you to join the Institute for Culture and Society, alongside prominent scholars, practitioners, and artists, for a collective three-day event (25–27 October 2023) to address the unprecedented yet interlinked challenges of our times. The Institute for Culture and Society stages this event to explore how we can engage analytically and politically with ‘common cosmological concerns’ (Latour). Leading scholars, practitioners, and artists join this collective experiment in devising new concepts to address the unprecedented challenges that demand attention. Find out more here.


This debate was organised by the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, with support from Synergy Group, as part of Social Sciences Week 2023.  It was held at the National Library of Australia, Canberra on 5 September 2023, during its Grit & Gold: Tales from a Sporting Nation Exhibition (9 June 2023–28 January 2024).The debaters were
In the ever-evolving realm of social media, TikTok has emerged as a dynamic platform that has reshaped how we engage with content and share our personal romantic stories. Within this vibrant ecosystem, one phenomenon has caught romance raconteurs’ attention: dating story time.The #DatingStoryTime hashtag has transformed into a virtual stage where users narrate their dating experiences, weaving a
Last week, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced Australia will vote in the Voice referendum on October 14. When the proposal for a Voice to Parliament was first put forward in the Uluru Statement from the Heart, it was mostly welcomed as an invitation to Australians to come together. The subsequent announcement of a referendum brought hope and
The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup kicks off this Thursday night, the first football world cup hosted by Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. New Zealand opens the tournament by taking on Norway in Auckland, while Australia’s Matildas will play Ireland in front of an anticipated 80,000 fans at a sold out Stadium Australia in Sydney. Despite the persistent


Audience at the Mapping the Humanities event.
The ICS Seminar Series presents an exciting breadth of social and cultural research from the Institute’s renowned staff and doctoral candidates as well as a range of national and international visiting scholars.
We are delighted to present you the Gender Equality Edition of Future-Makers. This special issue concentrates on the latest research happening at WSU addressing the UN Social Development Goal 5: Gender Equality & Women's Empowerment.
Issues is a journal of short essays, housed at the Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University. We encourage each author to write in English and one other language.
The Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) was launched in 2012 as one of five university-wide research Institutes at Western Sydney University, which grew out of the Centre for Cultural Research.