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Post Grad Newsletter – August 2017

Congratulations to those HDR students who submitted their thesis for examination by the census date 4th August.

We wish them all the best for the examination process.

Research Colloquium – Dates for 2017

The start time for the Colloquiums is 1:30pm unless otherwise advised.  The room is G3.

11 Aug – Clive Pearson, Brian McKinlay and Michael Earl

15 Sept – Ian Robinson, Kamaloni Tu’iono, Gaby Kobrossi

13 Oct – Sadeq Ansari, Emre Celik and Leila Khaled

3 Nov – Martin Teulan, Jason Kioa, Dania Akbik and Mohammad Zuberali

10 Nov – Christine Sorensen, Grahame Rosolen and Stephen Choi

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:

24th Aug 2017 Online Supervisor Training – Module 5 – Guiding students through thesis development and the examination process CSU academic staff who wish to register as a HDR Supervisor at CSU or learn about supervising HDR candidates at CSU.
29th Aug 2017 Online  My Research Career, Module 6 – Working with collaborators All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members.
4th Sep 2017 Online Structuring Your Literature Review: Part 1 HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career.
5th Sep 2017 Online Nvivo, Session One All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members.
5th Sep 2017 Online Structuring Your Literature Review: Part 2 HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career.
5th Sep 2017 Online Overcoming Procrastination HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career.
6th Sep 2017  Online Supervisor Training – Module 5 – Guiding students through thesis development and the examination process CSU academic staff who wish to register as a HDR Supervisor at CSU or learn about supervising HDR candidates at CSU.

 

Harvest Research Conference

Harvest Bible College, Scoresby VIC                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    24 & 25 August, 2017
The Holy Spirit and a Post-Modern World

Harvest Bible College is excited to announce our seventh annual research conference. This year we will explore the work of the Holy Spirit and ministry in a world that is frequently confused about, or resistant to, Christian mission.

Professor Yong will give two keynote addresses around the conference theme. Then a number of scholars (postgraduate students and lecturers from Harvest and other colleges and ministers) will present papers during both days of the conference. These papers will address topics linked to these areas:

  • The Holy Spirit and ministry or mission
  • Ministry and mission in a changing and even hostile world
  • The changing nature of Pentecostalism
  • Religious tensions in today’s world

Fort further information including registration, please visit:
https://www.harvest.edu.au/about/harvest-research-conference/

 

Australasian Centre for Wesleyan Research

Wellington, New Zealand

2-3 October, 2017

“Global Wesleyanism”

The Australasian Centre for Wesleyan Research promotes and supports research on the life, work and times of John and Charles Wesley, their historical and theological antecedents, their successors in the Wesleyan tradition, and contemporary scholarship in the Wesleyan tradition.  This includes areas such as theology, biblical studies, history, education, ethics, literature, mission, cultural studies, philosophy, pastoral studies, worship, preaching, practical theology, and social theology.

The Eighth ACWR conference going to be held in New Zealand with Keynote Speaker Dr. Richard Waugh.  For further information about the conference, please visit the website ACWR Events or contact Dr Dean Smith on [email protected]

Sydney College of Divinity – Special Lecture

Unit 6B, 5 Talavera Road, Macquarie Park NSW                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6 September 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Idiot Wind: Trump, the Media and our Modern Malaise

Dr Scott Stephens is Editor of the ABC’s Religion and Ethics website, and specialist commentator on religion and ethics for the ABC radio and television.

If there is one thing for which Donald Trump cannot be forgiven, it is the way his inept, blundering, paranoid presidency has afforded the news media a kind a heroic status to which it is no longer entitled.

During his candidacy, Trump was like manna from heaven for the media: Trump and his scandals consistently delivered mainstream coverage of his campaign millions of clicks and his presidential campaign itself hundreds of hours of free airtime.  While the media doubtless believed that Trump was so unelectable that the disproportionate attention it showered on him was benign, that their coverage was a mere dalliance with a modern political ‘freak show’, little did they realise they were being played.  Trump both understood and exploited the pressures on the media in a click-and-share economy better than any politician in recent times.

Now, during his presidency, the very media that aided and abetted his rise to power cries foul over the corrosive effect of so-called “fake news” and promotes serious journalism as the indispensable custodian of democratic principles.  But this simply will not do, for mainstream media companies themselves have created the conditions of possibility for the emergence and indistinguishability of “fake news” by their sensationalist framing of stories and promiscuous intermingling of news with entertainment, trivia and sheer banality – all in the name of pandering to what ‘works’ on social media.  To put it bluntly, “fake news” is only possible because of the tabloidzation of news in general.  The problem isn’t fake news, but feckless news.

For more information, please see the link below:

SCD News and Events

Receptive Ecumenism Conference

University House, Australian National University, Canberra

6-9 November 2017

“Leaning into the Spirit: discernment, decision-making and reception”

The Centre for Ecumenical Studies as part of the Austalian Centre for Christianity and Culture (CSU), together with The Australian Catholic University’s Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry and the Research Centre for Public and Contextual Theology (CSU) are co-ordinating the 4th International Conference on Receptive Ecumenism titled “Leaning into the Spirit: discernment, decision-making and reception”.  For full details about the conference including speakers, programme, accommodation options and more see the conference website Registration & Programme

Positions Vacant

Ridley College, Victoria – Associate Lecturer in Old Testament Full Time

This full time Faculty position has been established to provide a career pathway (or “tenure track”) for an emerging scholar.  It involves teaching Old Testament on campus, online supervision and tutoring, and associated activities related to the pastoral care and formation of students and operation of the College.

Applications should be emailed in one pdf document that includes the cover letter and CV.  Your CV should provide:

Contact details; Educational qualifications (most recent first); Employment history (most recent first), including a summary of key responsibilities and achievements; Ministry activity (most recent first).

For further information, please see the following link:

Ridley College Lecturer in Old Testament

References will be required only from short-listed candidates.  Please send your application or any questions to the Principal, Rev Dr Brian Rosner at [email protected]  Applications close 9am, 11 September, 2017.

Student and Supervisor Activities

Rev Dr Ian Robinson is presenting at the “NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE” symposium on August 21 at Morling College – about the church’s place in post-Christendom.  The paper is on the missional posture of the desert/monastic tradition in Christianity.

Rev Dr Jione Havea has edited a book which has just been released.  Details can be found at this link:

Postcolonial voices from downunder

Jione also has a recent publication: “The Vanua is Fo’ohake.” Pp. 135-40 in Witi Ihimaera and Tina Makereti (eds), Black Marks on the White Page.  Auckland: Penguin Random House, 2017.