Postgrad Students

Post Grad Newsletter
May 2018

Research Colloquium – Dates for 2018

The start time for the Colloquiums is 1.30pm unless otherwise advised. The room is G3. The presenters for the next Colloquium are as follows:

25 May: Ian Robinson, Damian Palmer and Yun Hun Choi

Dates in 2018 are:
27 July
17 August
14 Sept
12 October  

Please remember that attendance at the Research Colloquiums is a critical component of a HDR students’ candidature and that every effort should be made to attend. Apologies should be sent to me at [email protected]

 

Workshops from the Research Office

To register for any of these online workshops, please go to the Research Office website which can be found here:
https://www.csu.edu.au/research/professional-development

Date Session Details & Registration Target Group
4th May Academic Writing Style (EAL) All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
8th May Establishing a Research Profile All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
9th May EndNote for Windows All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
10th May Working with the Media in Research All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates
11th May Email writing (EAL) All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
14th May Winning the 3MT – Part 1 All CSU researchers, academics, HDR Candidates and research support staff
15th May NVivo, Session One All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
15th May Endnote Online + iPad All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
16th May My Research Career, Module 5 – Funding, Grant writing All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
16th May Fulbright Opportunities All CSU researchers, academics, HDR Candidates and research support staff
17th May Finding & Using Theses & Dissertations All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates
17th May NVivo, Session Two All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
18th May Proofreading & Grammar (EAL) All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
22nd May Making the Most of Focus Group Interviews All CSU researchers
22nd May Literature Review Using EndNote & NVivo – An Introduction All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
23rd May Systematic Reviews—Who What Why When and How All CSU researchers, academics, HDR Candidates and research support staff
23rd May Staying up to Date with Research Alerts All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
24th May Data Visualisation All CSU researchers
28th May Winning the 3MT – Part 2 All CSU researchers, academics, HDR Candidates and research support staff
29th May Presenting Research Metrics for Grants and Promotion All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
29th May The Conversation, what you need to know All CSU researchers, academics, HDR Candidates and research support staff
30th May Finding Research Funding Opportunities including Research Professional All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates
30th May Understanding Ethics when including Animals in Research All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
5th Jun Using Health & Medical Databases All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
6th Jun My Research Career, Module 6 – Working with collaborators All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
7th Jun Introduction to GIS & Spatial Analysis All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates

 

HDR Progress Reports delayed

A new HDR Progress Report is being developed which will not be available until the first week of July. The Research Office has decided to delay the first 2018 progress report to take advantage of the benefits of the new form. Details relating to the progress reporting round will be sent to supervisors and students shortly.

 

Special Lecture – Sydney College of Divinity

Macquarie Park, NSW
9 May 2018 7.30 – 9.00pm

Professor Troy W. Martin from Saint Xavier University, Chicago will give a special lecture on “The Septuagint and the Development of Hellenistic Hope Piety” 

RSVP to Gill McPherson, [email protected]

 

Worldview Centre for Intercultural Studies

St Leonards, Tasmania
27-28 June 2018

A Symposium entitled “Shaping the Future of Missions Training” is being held in June. Leaders from mission agencies and mission training centres are gathering to see what God might be saying about mission training for the next generation.

It is an exciting opportunity to share together and look at strategies that the Lord might be initiating in Australia.

For further details, please visit www.worldview.edu.au/events.

 

Public and Contextual Theology Conference

United Theological College, North Parramatta
28-29 June 2018

“Neoliberalism, civil society and the church: overcoming barriers to church engagement”

Call for papers
What is the impact of neoliberalism on the way the church engages in civil society?  How does the church contribute to social policy?  Does it have an impact upon service delivery? Does the church tend to act as if we still lived in a social liberal community, and have we failed to respond to the way government and civil society have shifted under neoliberalism?

Scholars and practitioners are invited to offer a paper/ workshop that explores the way neoliberalism is shaping current civil society.  In particular neoliberalism is influencing welfare policy and service delivery.  All this effects the way the church, with its understanding of justice, engages with governments and civil society. You are invited to address the topic from the perspective of politics, theology, welfare policy development or service delivery.

Please provide a 250 word abstract by Friday 25 May to Chris Budden, [email protected]. You will be informed by Friday 1 June whether your paper has been accepted for presentation.

Papers will be allowed 30 minutes for presentation, followed by 20 minutes for discussion.

 

ANZATS Conference 2018

Emmanuel College, St Lucia, Brisbane
1-4 July 2018

“Sacrifice”

The keynote speaker is The Rev Dr Andrew McGowan, President of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University. The conference flyer can be located here: https://anzats.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/ANZATS-Conference-in-Brisbane-2018-flyer.pdf

 

Visiting Scholar – David Tombs – Guest Presentation

United Theological College, North Parramatta
13 July 2018. Time to be confirmed.

“Crucifixion, Silence, and Sexual Abuse: 
Reading Mark 15: 16-24 alongside Reports of Responses to Child Sexual Abuse”

This presentation offers a ‘slow’ reading of Mark 15:16-24 (the mocking and abuse of Jesus). Using a contextual bible study approach developed for the project ‘When Did We See You Naked?’, it draws on accounts of torture and prisoner abuse to focus attention on the stripping and forced exposure of Jesus, and asks whether this abuse should be named as sexual abuse. It then explores how the passage might also be read alongside the final report of the Australian Royal Commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse. The presentation will draw upon and develop some of the material covered in The Conversation article by Katie Edwards and David Tombs published as #HimToo – why Jesus should be recognised as a victim of sexual violence. (23 March 2018), available at:
https://theconversation.com/himtoo-why-jesus-should-be-recognised-as-a-victim-of-sexual-violence-93677

David Tombs is the Howard Paterson Chair of Theology and Public Issues, at the University of Otago, Aotearoa New Zealand. He has a longstanding interest in contextual and liberation theologies and is author of Latin American Liberation Theologies (Brill, 2002).

All welcome.

 

St Andrew’s 8th Patristic Symposium

St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College, Redfern, NSW
24-25 August 2018

“St Irenaeus of Lyons – History, Theology & Significance of the Apologists”

Call for Papers
The Symposium welcomes presentations from the different disciplines of Christian theology interested in further reflecting on this central figure of the early Church, irrespective of their field of expertise, academic affiliation or denominational background. Indeed, it is hoped that this crossdisciplinary approach (whether this be, systematic theology, patristics, ethics, biblical studies, church history, liturgics etc.) will contribute by casting further light – indeed a more enriching and holistic perspective – on this most prominent father of the early Church.

An abstract of 250 – 300 words should be addressed to Dr Philip Kariatlis [email protected] by Friday 15 June, 2018. It is expected that the presentations will be 30 minutes with an additional 10 minutes for Q & A. Registration costs, accommodation options and transport details and further details regarding the call for papers are available on the St Andrew’s website http://www.sagotc.edu.au/patristic-symposium-2018

 

Research Conference on Contemporary Ministry

Alphacrucis College, Melbourne
6-7 September

“Justice and Christian Ministry”

Call for Papers
Alphacrucis College invites scholars, post-grad students, lecturers and ministers to submit proposals for this year’s conference. You might consider something along these lines:

  • How biblical concepts of justice can be expressed in Christian ministry
  • Diverse ideas of justice among Christian ministries
  • How Practical Theology can throw light on justice and Christian ministry

Proposals of around 200 words can be sent by 24 May to Dr Jon Newton on [email protected]

 

Australasian Centre for Wesleyan Research 2018 Conference

Sydney College of Divinity, Macquarie Park
7-9 September 2018

“Incarnation, Salvation, Healing: Wesleyan Perspectives on Human Flourishing”

Call for Papers
Papers are invited to address the issues of human flourishing, incarnation, salvation and healing from a Wesleyan perspective. Papers presented on the conference theme will be considered for inclusion in a published book on conference proceedings. Papers on other topics will also be considered for the conference.

Abstracts of no more than 200 words must be submitted by email to [email protected] by 14 May 2018.

 

Fellowship for Biblical Studies National Conference

Australian Catholic University, North Sydney
26-28 September 2018

“Australian Biblical Studies in the 21st Century”

Call for Papers
Postgraduate students are especially encouraged to submit paper proposals as the FBS National Conference offers a friendly and constructive environment for testing out new research and gaining experience in academic presentations.

Offers of papers should be sent to Rachelle Gilmour ([email protected])
by June 30, 2018. Please include a paper title and abstract of 100-200 words.
Proposals for a “Special Session” focusing on an area of interest are also welcome.
For further details or any questions, contact Rachelle at email above.

 

Talanoa Oceania 2018

United Theological College
27-29 September 2018

Call for Papers
The theme “Niu kainga” follows on from the themes for 2010 (Niu locals) and 2011 (Niu flavours). “Niu” refers to the coconut tree, a source of life for many Pasifika homes. And “kainga” in iKiribati stands for land and family. When someone says s/he has kainga, it means that s/he has relations and ancestral land. To have kainga is to be related, to be settled, and to be at home. There is also a phonetic play in “niu,” suggesting something “new.”

We accordingly invite proposals that address different aspects of “Niu Kainga”.

Send proposals to [email protected] with the following information:

  1. Name of presenter(s)
  2. Email contact
  3. Title of presentation
  4. Abstract of 200 words
  5. Due: 19 June 2018

 

Association of Practical Theology in Oceania

Suva, Fiji
17-21 November 2018

“Weaving Theology in Oceania: Culture, Context and Practice”

Call for Papers

Academics, reflective practitioners and higher degree research students, from all Christian denominations from of the peoples of Oceania (including, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Samoa, Fiji Islands, Kiribati, Cook Islands) are invited to submit a proposal for a paper-workshop to be presented as part of the Association of Practical Theology in Oceania’s (APTO) 2018 Conference.

Proposals are particularly welcome that directly address the conference theme Weaving Theology in Oceania: Culture, Context and Practice from various disciplines and perspectives, and contribute to the broader work of practical theology.

Details on submitting papers can be found at this website: http://www.apto.asn.au/

 

Alphacrucis Conference

Alphacrucis College, Auckland, New Zealand
7-8 December 2018

“A Symposium on the Gospels and the Church”
This symposium aims to take a fresh look at the gospels and examine their impact on the church in New Zealand

Call for Papers
You are invited to submit relevant papers for this symposium. The papers can be theoretical re-flections or empirical studies. Please submit an abstract (200 words) for consideration. Presenters can expect 30 minutes to present their paper and 5-10 minutes for responses. Abstracts can be submitted electronically to Steve Allen ([email protected]). The deadline for submission is 31 August, 2018. Successful presenters will be informed as soon as possible.

 

Positions Vacant

Trinity Methodist Theological College, Auckland, New Zealand – Lecturer in Theological Studies Full Time

Trinity Theological College is seeking to make an appointment of a new full-time Lecturer in Theological Studies to join the Teaching Staff. As a theological institution of Te Hāhi Weteriana o Aotearoa (Methodist Church of New Zealand [MCNZ]), it upholds the Methodist ethos, and is committed to preparing people for faith-based leadership.

For further information prior to application please contact the Principal of Trinity College directly via e-mail to: [email protected]

Applications will close on 20th May 2018, and should be sent to:
Nicola Grundy
Administrator & Academic Registrar
Trinity Methodist Theological College
Private Bag 28907
Remuera,
AUCKLAND 1541
You can also send it by email to: [email protected]