Department of Political Economy Special Event

From 3 April, 2013 to 5 April, 2013





 3-5 April 2013

 University of Sydney

Emeritus Prof. Frank StilwellIn recognition of Frank Stilwell’s outstanding contribution to Australian political economy, the University of Sydney’s Department of Political Economy will commemorate his career with a Conference, a Dinner, an Exhibition and Reflections event, and a Book.


New Law Annex, University of Sydney

Keynote speakers will be: Jane Kelsey, Gabrielle Meagher, John King, Geoff Harcourt, Andrew Mearman, Brendan Gleeson and Mark Diesendorf.

The general conference theme is Political Economy: Past, Present and Prospects, which provides the opportunity to explore debates, achievements and ongoing challenges for political economy.

The conference will have six sub-themes, which reflect the span of Frank’s research interests. The themes are: contesting economic ideas, economic policies, cities and regions, a green economy, economic inequality, and teaching political economy. Each theme will be introduced by a keynote speaker and then discussed by 3-4 other speakers.

A draft program is available here:

The conference registration includes a light lunch on each day plus morning and afternoon tea and coffee, and conference materials.

Registration can ONLY be made online and must be received by

 Thursday 28 March 2013.

 Please find the registration categories below:


Fully waged

$ 130.00


(Applies to casual, non-salaried, retired persons)

$ 95.00


$ 65.00



The dinner will be held in the University’s Great Hall on Wednesday 3 April 2013, starting at 7:00pm.

Please be aware that places for the dinner are limited!

The dinner includes two courses plus cheese and fruit. Drinks are included in the price and we offer vegetarian options (please click on vegetarian option, when you register for the conference). If you have any dietary requirements, please contact directly and we will attempt to meet your needs.

The dinner is open to anyone, who would like to attend. We particularly encourage Frank’s colleagues from across the University of Sydney, his past students and alumni, those attending the conference and those who may have worked with him on various political campaigns.

Dinner categories


Fully waged

$ 100.00


$ 80.00


$ 60.00



Challenging the Orthodoxy Book Cover Springer has agreed to publish a collection of the conference papers. Each of the keynote contributions will form the key chapter in the book’s six sections. The best papers from the other conference speakers will be selected to support the keynote contributions. All chapters will be peer reviewed.

 Pre-orders of the book are available at the discount price of $75.00 (plus $ 5.00 for postage and handling plus GST). This discount price will only be available until Friday 31 January 2014. So hurry and order your copy now.

Book Pre-order:

To pre-order the book at the discount price, click here.




PE Event photo

Coinciding with the conference, an exhibition of selected work by artists, political economists and others with an interest in the themes of the conference will be held at the Verge Gallery.

Also on show will be archival material from the history of political economy at the University of Sydney. Our Department of Political Economy colleague, Joy Paton, is the guest curator for this exhibition.

On Thursday 4 April (5:30 – 7:00 pm), Frank will open the exhibition and offer reflections on his career. Drinks and canapés will be provided.

All are welcome to attend. RSVP is necessary for catering purposes.

The Gallery is located at Jane Foss Russell Plaza, University of Sydney, City Road, Darlington.

For further information visit the Gallery website:

Refund Policy

Full refunds will only be made for cancellations received before 21 March 2013.

A 50% refund will be made for cancellations received after 22 March.

No refunds will be made if notified after the conference.

All refunds will be processed by 5 May 2013.


Registration ONLINE Links:

Please choose carefully the option that applies to you. If you have any problems, please contact

To register for the conference, the dinner and RSVP for the exhibition, click here.

To register for the Dinner ONLY, click here.

To RSVP for the exhibition and reflections event:

For a single person, click here.

To register your interest for a group, click here.



Click here to make donations in Frank's honour.



Location: New Law Annex