The Institute for Culture and Society hosts a range of events throughout the year from international conferences to seminars, workshops and book launches. Due to COVID 19 ICS is endeavouring to provide online events for all to access, please see below.

Upcoming Events

ICS Seminar Series

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.

The next seminar will be held online via Zoom on Thursday, 2 December 2021.

Find out more about the ICS Seminar Series.

A Glossary of Water

27 October 2021

This event is offered as part of Research Week 2021 at Western Sydney University. To celebrate the partnership between Western Sydney University and Biennale of Sydney, this online webinar invites curators, academics, activists and artists working-with water and rivers to a conversation on the theme of the 2022 Biennale.

Find out more about this event.

Migrant Civic Practice in Times of Crisis Symposium

3 December 2021

During these times of unprecedented and intertwined global crises of health, environment and economy, there are new calls for representation and renewed forms of political and social action forming from the margins in many countries of migrant settlement. These include crucial migrant contributions to the public sphere through volunteering, social media mobilisation and frontline medical services amongst others.

Find out more about this event.

@Risk: Knowledge Practices, Environmental Crisis & Environmental Action

24-25 February 2022

@RISK, which is both a Podcast Series and Symposium, addresses the profound differences in knowledge practices around the unfolding environmental crisis, and how any environmental action could, or should, respond, given the layered, multi-nodal risks involved.

Find out more about this event.


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