In April 2019, we opened the public consultation phase of our Future Humanities Workforce project. We invited submissions to inform the direction of the project.

Our consultation paper included questions addressing each of the project themes:

  • the future knowledge, skills and capabilities required for a productive humanities workforce;
  • support mechanisms for early career researchers (ECRs); and
  • workforce diversity and gender equity.

We received 23 submissions in total – 16 from organisations, and 7 from individuals.

The Consultation Summaries report presents an overview of the responses to the consultation and call for evidence, key emerging themes and potential workforce development strategies.

We wish to thank the following for their submissions:


  1. Australasian Association for Digital Humanities (aaDH)
  2. Australasian Society for Classical Studies (ASCS)
  3. Australian Historical Association (AHA)
  4. Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)
  5. Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA)
  6. Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL)
  7. Council of Deans of Theology
  8. Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH)
  9. International Australian Studies Association (InASA)
  10. Monash University (Faculty of Arts, staff submission)
  11. Monash University (Faculty of Arts, ECR submission)
  12. State Library of Queensland
  13. University of Divinity
  14. University of New South Wales (Arts and Social Sciences)
  15. University of Queensland (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences)
  16. University of South Australia (Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences)


  1. Dr Elise Bohan
  2. Ms Elese Dowden
  3. Dr Jennie Jeppesen
  4. Emeritus Professor Stephen Muecke FAHA (University of New South Wales)
  5. Mr Muhammed Ourang (University of New South Wales)
  6. Professor Robbie Robertson (Swinburne University)
  7. Aileen Walsh

Further information

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This project is funded by the Australian Research Council through the Learned Academies Special Projects scheme. The scheme invests in the future of Australian research by providing vital funds to the Learned Academies to support strategic disciplinary initiatives.