Creating Value: The Humanities and Their Publics

17-18 November 2005, Old Parliament House, Canberra

Convened by Professor Stephen Muecke FAHA, Professor Elspeth Probyn FAHA and Professor Adam Shoemaker

The 2005 Annual Symposium was held at Old Parliament House in Canberra 17-18 November.

Professor Graeme Turner FAHA, President of the Academy, delivered the Academy’s Annual Lecture entitled Informing Public Opinion: Is There a Place for a Critical Humanities? Professor Meaghan Morris FAHA, Chair Professor of Cultural Studies at Lingnan University in Hong Kong, delivered the Sir Keith Hancock Lecture on Foreign Values; or, On English as a Chinese Language. Professor Cary Nelson, Jubilee Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in USA, delivered the Louis Triebel Lecture on Globalisation, Piecework and the Future of the Humanities.

John Holden from the UK think-tank DEMOS delivered the keynote lecture on Understanding Cultural Value. Other speakers included Jill Gordon, Catharine Lumby, Zoë Sofoulis, Michael Duffy, Larissa Behrendt, Mandy Thomas, Peter Høj, Stuart Cunningham FAHA and Deryck Shreuder FAHA.

A programme is available [.pdf 136KB]


Creating Value
Creating Value: The Humanities and Their Publics (2006), edited by Elspeth Probyn, Adam Shoemaker and Stephen Muecke is a collection of papers from the 2005 Academy Symposium.
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