Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities, Sixth Biennial Colloquium: Decentring and diversifying languages and cultures

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The unprecedented world events that have taken place over the last year have had a clearly disruptive impact on languages and cultures education and research. Without diminishing the personal losses and stresses that these events have triggered, we also acknowledge that they have given us an opportunity to question what we do, how we do it and why we do it.

As we continue to adjust to a new (ab)normal reality and to tackle the many challenges faced by an increasingly vulnerable education sector, we invite colleagues to consider critically how the disruption of what it means to teach and research in the field of languages and cultures has been enacted in their own contexts.

We welcome contributions that capture the wide range of theoretical, empirical and pedagogical strategies that may have helped colleagues face these challenging times. We are particularly interested in how de/re-centring strategies may have manifested and enhanced the diversification of our teaching and research practices to consider more accessible and inclusive approaches (taking into account questions of gender, race, social class, etc.).

Colloquium program

Key Dates:

CALL for papers opens

Wednesday 9 June 2021


Friday 17 September 2021

Notification of abstract proposal outcomes

Early August for First Round of Submissions


Late September / Early October for Extended Round

Registrations open

Wednesday 4 August 2021

Registrations extended to

Friday 26 November 2021


24-26 November 2021

If you have any queries, please contact the LCNAU 2021 Organising Committee via email


Closes Friday 26 November 2021

LCNAU Members: $150
Non-LCNAU Members: $250
Concession Members: $75
Concession Non-Members: $125**

**Concession includes:
Sessional staff, HDR students, retirees, pensioners, those who are casually employed or unemployed.

For full details including day registration pricing, please see the registration link above.


LCNAU 2021 Organising Committee