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The Journal for Cultural Research in Art Education

The Journal for Cultural Research in Art Education has put out a call
for papers for a special issue on the theme of the “New Culture Wars.” I
think it is a topic that would interest members of the BIBACC delegation.
The call can be found at www.jcrae.org

Activity shared by Susumita Pujara

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Rethinking Vulnerability and Resistance. By Judith Butler

A paper by Judith Butler: Rethinking Vulnerability and Resistance
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Rituals of Culture Event

BIBAC 2016 Concert Poster

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An intercultural concert of traditional and new music with guest musicians from
the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts, in conjunction with the
BIBAC 2016 International Conference, 30 July – 1 Aug 2016, University
of Cambridge

BIBAC Concert : ‘Rituals of Culture’
Date :  Sunday, 31 July 2016
Time : 3.30-4.30 pm
Place : Wolfson Hall, Churchill College
Storey’s Way, CB3 ODS, Cambridge

Tickets :  £7

The initiative for a book on Transformative Doctoral Research Practices for Professionals

The initiative for a book on Transformative Doctoral Research Practices for Professionals, encompassing a variety of different viewpoints, from students to lecturers, supervisors and course managers, arises from a need for critical insight into the doing, supporting, teaching and learning of doctoral research. The purpose of this edited volume is, primarily, to explore the distinct research practices and unique journeying of professional practitioner-researchers and their supervisors and lecturers who stand at the centre of doctoral education. While the topics feature critical issues that characterize professional doctorates, the ways in which these scholars have chosen to address their journeying illustrate the diversity of voices in practice, with project examples from within and beyond educational settings.This volume offers the first institutional-specific collection in the form of a collaboratively authored volume, with the purpose and goal of sharing the lived-through debates, deliberations, challenges and experiences of a group of professional doctoral students, their supervisors and lecturers. The book is divided into three main parts: Part 1 ‘Mapping doctoral practices’, Part 2 ‘Theorising doctoral journeying’, and Part 3 ‘Generating impact’. The flyer below provides information about where you can purchase a copy. The photos feature the co-editors, Professor Pamela Burnard, Dr. Tatjana Dragovic, Julia Flutter and Dr. Julie Alderton. Contributing authors include Riikka Hoffman, Karen Ottewell, Wai Mun Lim, Simon Dowling, Gavin Turner, James Knowles, Denise Whalley, and Rebecca Kitchen.


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Realizing intercultural capital through intercultural education: prospects and limitations


Nowhere does the need to appreciate a diverse range of different intercultural experiences appear more obvious than in the context of intercultural education. Yet, in times of neoliberal hegemony over educational politics and policies, less socioculturally dominant and often more colloquial funds of intercultural knowledge risk to suffer continued institutional marginalization and curricular obliteration. To counter such forms of symbolic violence and to create learning environments that value a wide range of processes of intercultural capital realization, intercultural education needs to overcome ideas of “bad habitus” and “good reflexivity”, for they prematurely discredit the value of people’s practical sense, while failing to problematize the sociocultural contingency of their reflexive capacities. In a critical appropriation of Bourdieu’s conceptualization of human agency, the present article highlights the reconcilability of reflexivity and habitus, with a particular interest in processes of intercultural capital realization and the (unfulfilled) potential of intercultural education.


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International Women’s Day Celebration 2016

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International Women’s Day Intercultural Event

On 9 March, Professor Pam Burnard convened a spectacular showcase of performances as part of the Creativities, Interculturality and Gender (CIG) series she co-ordinates, jointly with the College and the Education Faculty. The evening was a celebration, exploring diverse ways of performing to promote arts-based research.

IWD Intercultural Arts Event -WOW Fringe Event

  • Professor Pam Burnard, convenor of the Homerton CreatInG series

Performers were invited to share their insights into the journey to progress equality and social justice through arts-based research, and to experiment with the physical setting of performance, using space, light, sound, and intercultural dialogue.  Performances included explorations of the experiences of trafficked women through poetry, a recording of a community poem written by 17-year-old participants in the Fearless Futures programme reflecting upon society’s inequalities, and a piano-flute duet inspired by the rhythms of “landscapes that inspire and shape lives”.


  • Homerton’s Charter Choir performing “Let all the world in every corner sing” by Greta Tomlins

The unifying theme of the CIG series has been how discourses of creativity, culture, and gender can connect, and how the roles of these subjects can inform different fields of interest.  In earlier events, Hanna McCloskey (Founder and CEO of Fearless Futures) explored tensions in current discussions about gender equality by asking whether we still need ‘1960s tools’ to address the problem in the 21st century, and whether there are alternatives which might accelerate the pace of change. Maria Lusitano Santos addressed how creativity and gender interplay with the emergence of the sharing economy, and the coming together of business, sharing, and social value.


The CIG series will continue until June, culminating in the third international Building Interdisciplinary Bridges Across Cultures (BIBAC) Conference, jointly held by Homerton and Churchill Colleges and the Faculty of Education.

A selection of films were presented at the event, images shown below:

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More photos from the event can be viewed here in our gallery.

Gender and Music Composition: A Study of Music, and the Gendering of Meanings


In this study claims that music communicates gendered meanings are considered, and relevant literature is reviewed. We first discuss the nature of meaning in music, and how it is constructed and construed. Examples of statements of gendering in the literature are cited, and the problems identified by writers who have questioned their validity are considered. We examine the concepts underlying terminology that has been used in inconsistent and contradictory ways. Three hypotheses are posed, and tested by means of two listening tasks. Results are presented that indicate that gendering is not inherent in musical structures, but is contributed to the perceptual event by the listener.

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Seminar Series – Connecting Creatives, Interculturality and Gender through Practice


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CIAN March Newsletter

The latest edition of the CIAN newsletter is available here to read.

20% Discount With This Flyer

The Routledge International Handbook of Intercultural Arts Research. 20% off with this flyer.
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Creativities in Intercultural Arts Network – CIAN

Being a contributor to the BIBAC 2016 means you will be in line for (a) getting published in our next edited volume following the book launch of the International Handbook of Intercultural Arts which will be a feature of the BIBAC 2016 events and (b) winning a presenter’s prize along with (c) amazing networking opportunities and the stimulus of being with an interdisciplinary community in Cambridge for 3 amazing days!

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Amanda Couch, ‘Eating As Art’ from 2014


Book2look-The Routledge International Handbook of Intercultural Arts Research

Book2look – The Routledge International Handbook of Intercultural Arts Research.
By: Pamela Burnard,Elizabeth Mackinlay Elizabeth Mackinlay,Kimberly Powell Kimberly Powell.
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BIBAC 2012 | CIAN Activity

CIAN themes, photo gallery of the indigenous group that visited us as part of our CIAN activity.

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