Teressa Parish

Postgrad Students

Post Grad Newsletter March 2017

The semester is well underway now and we have had one Research Colloquium already. We look forward to the guest presentation from Dr Alexandra (Ali) Robinson who is a NT sessional lecturer for the Canberra campus (St Mark’s) and from our recent PhD graduate Dr Chris Dalton. All the best to all our HDR students for a productive semester of research and writing.

Research Colloquium – Dates for 2017

The start time for the Colloquiums is 1.30pm unless otherwise advised. The room is G3. Semester 1: 17 February, 3 March, 31 March, 28 April, 26 May, 23 June Semester 2: 21 July, 11 Aug, 15 Sept; 13 Oct, 3 Nov
31 March: Guest Presenters Dr Ali Robinson and Dr Chris Dalton 28 April:    Guest Presenter Dr Karl Hand and Teresa Parish 26 May:     Emre Celik, Brendan Pratt and Yun Hun 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: https://www.csu.edu.au/research/professional-development

Date Mode Session Details & Registration Target Group
14th Mar Online EndNote Master Class All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
14th Mar Online How to Run (or join) a Writing Group HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career
16th Mar Online Finding Australian Content All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
20th Mar Online Giving Feedback on Writing HDR Candidate Supervisors
22nd Mar Online Presenting Research Metrics for Grants and Promotion All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
22nd Mar Online Intro to qualitative research, Session 1 All CSU researchers
23rd Mar Online Getting the feedback you need HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career
28th Mar Online Establishing a Research Profile All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
28th Mar Online Intro to qualitative research, Session 2 All CSU researchers
28th Mar Online Writing More Clearly: Part 1 HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career
29th Mar Online Writing More Clearly: Part 2 HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career
30th Mar Online Writing More Clearly: Part 3 HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career
3rd Apr Online HDR Candidate Welcome & Induction HDR Candidates & their Supervisors
4th Apr Online Nvivo, Session One All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
4th Apr Online Critical Writing: Part 1 HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career
5th Apr Online My Research Career, Module 2 – Developing research strategies All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
5th Apr Online Critical Writing: Part 2 HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career
6th Apr Online Nvivo, SessionTwo All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
6th Apr Online Critical Writing: Part 3 HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career
10th Apr Online My Research Career, Module 3 – Building a track record, web presence All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
11th Apr Online Integration of Endnote & Nvivo All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
12th Apr Online Supervisor Series – Module 2 – PT and DE students CSU academic staff who wish to register as a HDR Supervisor at CSU or learn about supervising HDR candidates at CSU

Australasian Academy of Homiletics Biennial Conference

Golden Grove, Healing Ministry Centre 5 Forbes St, Newtown NSW 19-21 April 2017The biennial conference of the AAH aims to bring together teachers of homiletics for the purpose of discussing the place of preaching in theological education and sharing ideas and methods.
Proposals for papers to be considered for presentation can be submitted to the executive committee at [email protected] The deadline for proposal submission is 17 February 2017.

Society of Biblical Literature

The Islands, Islanders and Scripture Section encourages presenters to submit proposals for three sessions this year. The first, a combination of open call and invited papers, will address the themes of mobility and migration. A second, open session will address the impact of the environment on islands and island readings, with particular attention paid to the ecological health and future of islands and seas. Third, we are collaborating with Asian and Asian-American Hermeneutics, Bible and Cultural Studies and Contextual Biblical Interpretation on an open call for papers for a session on “Contextual Biblical Methodologies” (either methods shaped by a given context or theory-framed methods). – See more at: https://www.sbl-site.org/Meetings/Congresses_Admin_ProgramUnitDetails.aspx?id=477&MeetingId=31#sthash.F4DOlXb2.dpuf

Oceania Biblical Studies Association

Trinity Methodist Theological College, Aotearoa N.Z 20-22 April, 2017
ReCharge, ReChart and ReChance
Call for Presentations and Papers
The 2017 gathering is an opportunity to assess, energize, navigate and saction biblical studies in Oceania, mindful of the struggles with the occupation of Island nations and the concern for solidarity and cooperation between island groups and peoples. In those interests, papers/presentations are invited on the following streams: Pacific ways: Occupation and solidarity; Sea of readings: Book of Numbers; Grounding islands: reCharting the Public Square.
Further updates on OBSA 2017, when available from the steering crew, will be posted online at https://sites.google.com/site/wavesofthemoana/about-obsa

Sydney College of Divinity Learning and Teaching Conference

Sydney College of Divinity,  North Ryde 28-29 April, 2017Wandering about God together
The Sydney College of Divinity invites scholars and doctoral candidates from the theological and wider academic community to propose a paper for the SCD 2017 Learning & Teaching Conference. The conference will explore the theme of research-led learning and teaching within Theological Higher Education. Presentations will be organized (approximately) along the lines of the first four domains of the Higher Education Standards 2015. This provides opportunity for papers on any aspect of the Student experience through a course of Theological Education, whether from the perspective of Learning & Teaching, or that of Student Support.
For details about registration and the program, please visit this website:http://scd.edu.au/research/research-news-and-conferences/

ANZATS Conference

Adelaide 9-12 July
Kinship and Family in contemporary Australia and New Zealand
Call for Presentations and Papers
The Conference Planning Committee is pleased to invite all members of ANZATS, and the theological and wider academic community to submit the title aof their proposed presentation at this conference, together with an abstract of 250-300 words by March 17, 2017.
Proposals should be accompanied by a cover page which includes the name of the stream it relates to and contact details: Name, institutional affiliation, postal address, phone number and email address. Please address submissions to Dr Liz Boase [email protected]
For further information regarding guidelines for the proposals, please visit this website: http://www.anzats.edu.au/conferences.html

Harvest 7th Annual Research Conference

Scoresby, Victoria 24-25 August, 2017The Holy Spirit in a Post-Mission World
Call for papers

Interested scholars including post graduate students, lecturers and minister are invited to submit proposals for papers to be given at this year’s conference. Ideas could be along these lines:

  • 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

Successful presenters at the conference will be invited to turn their papers into peer-reviewed articles for the Journal of Contemporary Ministry.
Proposals should be around 200 words and should contain a working title, a clear description of the ideas and arguments you will present and details of you as a presenter including previous and current studies and presentation experience.
Please send the proposal before 24 May to Dr Jon Newton, Harvest Bible College, P.O Box 9183, Scoresby, VIC 3179 or to [email protected]

Horizons of Contextuality Symposium

Pilgrim Theological College, Parkville VIC 22 September, 2017
Presenters (including past UTC Faculty) will reflect on the past, present and future of contextual hermeneutics and theologies, around several focus areas:   Sathianathan Clarke (world Christianity) Clive Pearson (world religions) Mark Brett (biblical studies) Anne Elvey (climate change) Ji Zhang (Christology) Ken Sumner and Chris Budden (First peoples) Chris Budden (hearing First peoples) Tracy Spencer (tbc) Seforosa Carroll (reimagining home) Anita Monro (femininity/ism) Rod Pattenden (masculinity/ism) Stephen Burns (traditionalism) Monica J. Melanchthon (caste-ism) Emmanuel Nathan (disability) John Flett (multiculturalism)
The symposium is open to the public and a video link will be available of out of area participation. More details on http://pilgrim.edu.au/events/ soon.

Catholic Institute of Sydney/Sydney College of Divinity Conference

Catholic Institute of Sydney, Strathfield 28-29 September, 2017
The Impact of Jesus of Nazareth – Historical, theological and pastoral perspective
Call for Presentations and Papers
The Conference Planning Committee invites scholars and doctoral candidates from the theological and wider academic community to submit the title of their proposed presentation at this conference, together with an abstract of 250-300 words, by May 15, 2017. This should be accompanies by contact details: name, institutional affiliation, postal address, phone number and email address. Please address the submissions to Professor James R. Harrison [email protected].
Registration costs, including conference dinner, accommodation options and transport details will be available on the SCD website from April 10, 2017.

Student and Supervisor Activity

Dr Chris Dalton, a recent PhD graduate has self published his book which is based on his PhD thesis  entitled “From Terra Nullius to Beloved Companion: Reimagining Land in Australia“. For further information and discussion about the issues raised in the book, please visit Chris’ blog and website http://www.daltonline.com.
Dr Jione Havea (HDR Supervisor and past Faculty) has 2 recent publications: 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 and
Tatauing Cain: Reading the Sign on Cain from the Ground. Pp. 187–202 in Caroline Blyth and Nāsili Vaka’uta (eds), The Bible and Art, Perspectives from Oceania. New York: Bloomsbury 2017