SAVE THE DATE – SATURDAY 8 JULY 2023 – FULL DAY COLLOQUIUM
(Location Jane Franklin Hall, University of Tasmania)
You can read about our 2022 Colloquium here and watch the full recordings of all lectures here.
The Eighth Dawson Centre Colloquium, Saturday 8 July 2023
WOKERY – A WAKE-UP CALL FOR THE WEST?
“Alice laughed… ‘One can’t believe impossible things.’ I daresay you haven’t had much practice,’ said the Queen. ‘When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
Has there ever been a time when the gulf between reality and belief was wider than it is today? The idea that the naked emperor is actually wearing clothes has its funny side, but the humour is fast disappearing as school children are taught to believe that girls can be boys, that boys can be girls, and that grown-ups should be punished for denying it. This is no longer even remotely funny, but a serious threat to the stability of human society.
Not only is the belief in God as our ultimate reality widely denied, but our confidence in objective truth, goodness and beauty has been dealt a near fatal blow by the soi-disant intellectual elites that dominate the educational high ground. Our young people must be saved from this.
On Saturday 8 July the Christopher Dawson Centre for Cultural Studies will host its eighth annual colloquium in Hobart, Tasmania. The Dawson Colloquium is a conversation, rather than a multi-stream conference. There are no keynote speeches, as all are considered important to the flow of ideas, and speakers are encouraged to attend all papers.
CALL FOR PAPERS
We invite submissions from persons interested in addressing the topic. Speakers should not only identify and evaluate threats to the Christian culture which is our common heritage, but propose practical solutions.
Total time allocation for each paper will be 45 minutes, which should include time for questions and discussion (the proportion at each presenter’s discretion). Proceedings will be recorded and posted on the internet, and published in book form later in 2022 or early 2023.
Proposals should be sent to Dr David Daintree, Director, Christopher Dawson Centre for Cultural Studies firstname.lastname@example.org