LCNAU 2021 Colloquium

The University of Queensland, School of Languages and Cultures announces the

Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities (LCNAU)
Sixth Biennial Colloquium

Decentring and diversifying languages and cultures

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.


Keynote Speakers

ARC Future Fellow, School of Languages and Cultures,
The University of Queensland
Department of Education, University of York, York, UK
IRC Fellow,
Batchelor Institute
11th Triebel Lecturer,
Australian Academy of the Humanities

Key Dates & Fees

All important dates are outlined below for abstract submission, registration and conference attendance.

Call for papers opened: Wednesday 9 June 2021

Abstract submission deadline (extended): Friday 17 September 2021

Notification of abstract proposal outcomes: Early August for First Round of Submissions & Late September / Early October for Extended Round

Early bird registrations open: Wednesday 4 August 2021

Early bird registrations extended to: Monday 25 October 2021

Early bird registrations Price
LCNAU Members $150
Non-LCNAU Members $250
Concession Members $75
Concession Non-Members $125**


Late registrations open: Tuesday 26 October 2021

Late (online) registrations close: Monday 8 November 2021

Late registrations Price
LCNAU Members $250
Non-LCNAU Members $350
Concession Members $100
Concession Non-Members $150**

**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.

Conference: 24-26 November 2021

Organising Committee

For more information about the colloquium or UQ's engagement with LCNAU, contact the 2021 local organising committee:

The committee is supported by the following projects team:

  • Agnes Faron
  • Anna Kull
  • Bec Molina
  • Jessica Cockerill
  • Lucas Medcraft