A Showcase for Local and International Talent
The SAM Seminar Series provides a showcase and forum for local and international scholars, researchers, industry practitioners and creative artists. We have a mix of presenters, ranging from those early in their career to the well-established, who present their work and engage in conversations ranging from emergent storytelling in the digital age to refugees in the media.
Our seminars are a regular part of the annual schedule for the School of the Arts & Media and are interdisciplinary, so no matter what subject area you’re studying, we’ll have something that will appeal to you. Seminars are open to everyone, including academic staff, researchers, visiting scholars and students at any level of study.
How do our SAM Seminars run?
The seminars take many different formats:
- Talk/Presentation/Performance for 40 minutes to an hour, followed by Q&A
- 3-person Panel organised around a common theme or topic, with each panellist delivering a 20-minute paper, with Q&A
- Hallway Conversations: 3-person Roundtable Discussion centred around a keyword, with the three speakers from different areas talking informally about their take on this keyword in their discipline
- Interview with an invited speaker, industry practitioner or creative artist, with the interviewer being someone from the School
- A Presenter/Respondent session: A Presenter delivers a paper/talk for 30-45 minutes, and a Respondent has 15 minutes to comment on and reflect on the paper/talk, followed by audience Q&A
Light refreshments and drinks are provided once the official Q&A has concluded, to facilitate further discussion and networking.