17th Dangerous Consumptions Colloquium

We are pleased to invite you to the 17th Dangerous Consumptions Colloquium to be held on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd November 2019 at UNSW Sydney.

The Dangerous Consumptions Colloquium draws on social, cultural and critical theory to discuss research on any forms of ‘dangerous’, ‘risky’ and contested consumption. We encourage presentations from critical, social and cultural studies perspectives exploring topics as diverse as: alcohol, tobacco, pharmaceuticals, coffee, sugar, illicit drugs, gambling, sexuality, reproduction, the Internet, social media, media forms/popular culture, pornography, fossil fuels, food and animals. Take this opportunity to discuss adventurous ideas and theories related to your work with a friendly audience.

The Colloquium runs over two days with a single stream of papers (no concurrent sessions). This gives participants the opportunity to share ideas and understandings from different perspectives and enter into collaborative discussions about dangerous consumptions and the conceptual approaches used to make sense of them.

The Colloquium is being hosted by the Centre for Social Research in Health at UNSW, convened by Dr Kari Lancaster.


Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to Dr Kari Lancaster by Friday 27th September (k.lancaster@unsw.edu.au).

Each paper will have a 20 minute slot and presenters can choose how to use this time. For example, presenters can have a 15 minute paper with 5 minutes for questions or a 10 minute paper with 10 minutes for questions. There will be an additional 10 minute question time at the end of each session.

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Accommodation options

Veriu Randwick
Address: 65/71 Belmore Rd, Randwick NSW 2031
Price: A$200-300 per night at time of event
Walk: 8 minutes walk to venue

Randwick Lodge
Address: 211 Avoca St, Randwick NSW 2031
Price: A$150-200 per night at time of event
Walk: 6 minutes walk to venue

Royal Hotel at Randwick
Address 2 Perouse Rd, Randwick NSW 2031
Price: A$200-260 per night at time of event
Walk: 9 minutes walk to venue

Avonmore on the Park Boutique Hotel
Address: 34 The Avenue, Randwick NSW 2031
Price: A$170-210 per night at time of event
Walk: 11 minutes drive to venue

Coogee Sands Hotel and Apartments
Address: 161 Dolphin St, Coogee NSW 2034
Price: A$180-250 per night at time of event
Walk: 10 minute drive to venue

Adina Apartment Hotel Coogee Sydney
Address: 183 Coogee Bay Rd, Coogee NSW 2034
Price: A$190-240 per night at time of event
Walk: 8 minutes drive to venue

Dive Hotel
Address: 234 Arden St, Coogee NSW 2034
Price: A$230-250 per night at time of event
Walk: 10 minute drive to venue 


Dr Kari Lancaster k.lancaster@unsw.edu.au