Annual New Materialisms Conferences have been organised since 2009 by an international group of scholars who received the EU’s H2020 funding from 2014–18. The conferences are meant to develop, discuss and communicate new materialisms’ conceptual and methodological innovations, and to stimulate discussion among new materialist scholars and students about themes and phenomena that are dear to the hosting local research community as well as interdisciplinary new materialist scholarship. After having visited many cities across Europe, as well as Melbourne (Australia), the conference will come to Cape Town (South Africa) in 2019 in order to discuss the dynamic higher education landscape that we find ourselves in today.Read more about Call for papers: 2019 New Materialist Reconfiguring Higher Education conference
This issue presents four papers on issues related to academic staff development in South Africa, experiences of curriculum processes in the UK, discipline-related threshold crossing in doctoral education, and preparing engineering graduates for ethical professional practice. It also includes 3 book reviews on new books that were published in 2017 on postgraduate supervision, transformative pedgagogies and knowledge and change in African universities.