Challenging Political Economy: Interdisciplinary Approaches

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Dr Lesa Scholl/Emmanuel College, University of Queensland

Challenging Political Economy: Interdisciplinary Approaches
Emmanuel College within the University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, 8-9 December 2011
Keynote Speakers
Frank Stilwell (University of Sydney, Australia)
Ella Dzelzainis (University of Newcastle, UK)
Since its inception in the late eighteenth century, Political Economy has been used as a lens through which to examine and address parochial and international social issues, from gender equality to class, abolitionism, environmental concerns, imperialism and globalisation. Throughout history, the response to Political Economy has often been controversial, from popularising and translating economic texts, to burning and banning them.
This international conference seeks to re-examine and challenge the current landscape for Political Economy as an interdisciplinary approach. Its relevance across various fields of study, from science to literature, and from history to sociology and cultural studies to name a few, warrants ongoing examination and this Conference offers a unique opportunity for established and emerging scholars. The Conference Committee invites 200-word abstracts from any field of study that contributes to our understanding of the impact of Political Economy on either contemporary or historical schools of thought.
Possible themes/topics include but are not limited to:
 Neo-Liberalism
 Green Theory
 Gender
 Global Languages
 Pedagogy, Education and Social Class
 Human Rights
Please send 200-work abstracts stating title, names and affliliations, plus a half-page CV, to by Monday, April 18, 2011.
REGISTRATION FEES (includes Morning and Afternoon Teas and Lunch)
Early Bird (by August 31): AUD $250
Normal Registration Fee (after August 31): $280
Students/Concession: $180
Postgraduate Workshop: $50
One day registration: $125 (early bird); $150 (normal); $75 (students/concession)
Conference Dinner (8th December): $60

B&B accommodation will be available at Emmanuel College from $75 per night.