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  • 13 September 2017
    12.30pm - 9.00pm

    Festival of Democracy 2017

    UNTIL 15th SEPTEMBER. Hosted by the Sydney Democracy Network at the University of Sydney, the Festival has something for everybody. This year the Festival will open on the key question of whether democracy has been, in a sense, kidnapped, and move on to questions of 'democracy for who' and how...

  • 13 September 2017
    12.30pm - 2.00pm
    Abstract drawing by Gianni Wise

    Festival of Democracy | The Kidnapping of Democracy

    Public reflection on the whole idea of the kidnapping of democracy remains limited, among both scholars and citizens alike. That is why this seminar sets out to reflect on the meaning of kidnapping, and why the concept is helpful in understanding contemporary political trends.

  • 13 September 2017
    1.30pm - 3.30pm

    The Truth of Anachronism: a masterclass with Simon Palfrey

    This masterclass will explore how close attention to the forms of Shakespeare's plays might modify or even model critical approaches, in particular assumptions about history and temporality.

  • 13 September 2017
    3.30pm - 5.00pm

    Sydney Ideas - For and Against Truth

    A Festival of Democracy event, part of the Sydney Ideas Post Truth Initiative Series.

  • 14 September 2017
    4.00pm - 5.30pm

    Festival of Democracy | Growing Indigenous Media in a Changing Media Landscape

    Luke will discuss the cultural and political importance of Indigenous media and the obstacles he’s faced in building up IndigenousX as a viable online platform. His talk explores the challenges of sharing Indigenous knowledge, the highlights of IndigenousX’s impact, and the special consciousness...

  • 14 September 2017
    5.00pm - 7.00pm
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    Demons land: a poem come true - film screening & discussion with Simon Palfrey

    What might it mean for a poem to come true? Join Professor Simon Palfrey of Brasenose College, University of Oxford, for a screening of his film Demons land, followed by a discussion. Presented by The Sydney Node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.

  • 14 September 2017
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Festival of Democracy | Broken News

    Our news is broken. It informs us most about the least important affairs in the world, whilst leaving us completely in the dark about the most fundamental developments that shape our lives and societies. Rob Wijnberg of De Correspondent will expand on why.

  • 15 September 2017
    4.00pm - 5.00pm
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    Festival of Democracy | Rethinking Territory: an hour with Bruno Latour

    Global government cannot be the solution, Latour says. There’s instead a pressing need to ‘re-invent territory’ – and to imagine radically new institutional forms of representing our overlapping local attachments to the territories in which we dwell.

  • 15 September 2017
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
    Drawing by Jenny Orchard

    Festival of Democracy | The Origin and Extinction of Species

    Why should humans be concerned about the massive daily extinction of species? Can anything be done to slow down or reverse this unprecedented trend? And what, if anything, does any of this have to do with democracy? Join Darwin's descendant Chris Darwin to find out.

  • 27 September 2017
    12.30pm - 2.00pm
    Scene from Maidan revolution in Ukraine

    The Maidan Revolution

    On 21 November 2017, Ukraine will mark the fourth anniversary of the Euromaidan revolution. Almost four years ago people gathered in the main square of Kyiv under the flags of the European Union for democratic values and against the kleptocratic regime of then President Viktor Yanukovych.