15th Dangerous Consumptions Colloquium

15th Dangerous Consumptions Colloquium

We are pleased to invite you to the 15th Dangerous Consumptions Colloquium to be held on December 4th & 5th at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

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.


You can register and purchase tickets here.
If the link is not working, please copy and paste the following into your browser: https://anu.onestopsecure.com/ConferencingWeb/CreateBooking.aspx?E=DANGCON17

Registration costs AUD$150, with a limited number of free places for postgraduate presenters [please contact Dr Brossard to express interest in a sponsored registration].


Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to Dr Baptiste Brossard [baptiste.brossard@anu.edu.au] by Friday 29th September.

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.


There is a wide range of accommodation available in Canberra both on campus and in the city nearby. For those wishing to stay on campus, we recommend booking early as spaces are limited.


NOTE availability is limited so participants wanting to stay here should contact services promptly
University House (from $135)
Toad Hall (from $70)
John’s college (from $70)
Burgmann College (contact residence)

Walking distance from the ANU:

The ANU is in Acton, a five-minute walk from Canberra City (Civic). The suburbs of Braddon and Turner are also nearby.
Hotel Hotel
Novotel Canberra
QT Canberra
Peppers Gallery Hotel
Medina Executive James Court
Quest Serviced Apartments Canberra
Waldorf On London
YHA Canberra City (Budget)

Date & time

Mon 04 Dec 2017, 9am – Tue 05 Dec 2017, 5pm


Commons, The Australian National University


Dr Baptiste Brossard


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