Video from Session 3 of our 2020 Symposium now available to view online

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In August 2018 the Australian government released Sport 2030 – a comprehensive plan to reshape Australian sport and build and healthier, more physically active nation. But what makes for an effective, comprehensive and inclusive policy when it comes to the arts and culture sector? How can policy inspire and create cultural confidence in all Australians? And is it wishful thinking …

Session 2 of our 2020 Symposium now available to view online

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To coincide with this year’s NAIDOC week we are releasing the video of Session 2 of our 2020 Academy Symposium. This session features a dynamic and wide-ranging discussion aimed at re-examining the story of our nation and asking urgent questions about who our discovery narrative includes, and who it silences. Indigenous leaders have long called for a narrative of this …

World Environment Day call to action: collaboration is the only solution to tackle global warming

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This Saturday, 5 June, is World Environment Day 2021. Reimagine. Recreate. Restore. Together, these three terms form the theme of this year’s World Environment Day, a day when the United Nations seeks to focus the attention of governments, investors, businesses and communities all over the world on the increasingly urgent need to restore the earth’s ecosystems. Late last year, the CSIRO released …

Video from Session 1 of our 2020 Symposium now available to view online

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Nineteenth century art forms. 20th century business models. 21st century people. In a world now defined by ever-increasing digital capability and possibility, and amidst a pandemic that has highlighted our need for arts and culture in our daily lives,  does this disconnect continue to serve us, or is it time to rethink how we create, consume and classify the arts …

What now for Australia’s cultural future?

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Marking the end of a tumultuous year for our creative and cultural sector, the 51st Australian Academy of the Humanities Symposium ‘At the Crossroad? Australia’s Cultural Future’ explores the impacts of COVID-19 and other disruptions to our cultural life and considers how innovative cultural policy settings and creative practice could together underpin a path to recovery for the sector, for …

Humanising Brisbane to become a smart city of the future

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By Associate Professor Elizabeth Stephens, the University of Queensland’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities. Twenty years ago, cities around the world were judged and ranked on their sustainability credentials. A decade ago, the focus was all about liveability. Today, you won’t be rated as a city of the future unless you’re a ‘smart city’. So what is a …

Humanising the Future – Untangling our social and technical challenges

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By Distinguished Professor Stuart Cunningham AM FAcSS FAHA (Queensland University of Technology). First published in The Australian, 25 September 2019. Powerful versions of what the future holds have excited, reassured and terrified people for centuries. Driven as much by quackery as informed by genuine insight, they have ranged from end-of-days narratives to predictions of the withering away of the state. Despite …

Registrations open for our 50th Symposium

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What future is there for the past? How do we ensure that new technologies enhance human flourishing? How do we create more liveable cities through civic cultures? What does the future have in store for the humanities, and what can the humanities offer the future? These questions and many more will be at the heart of our 50th anniversary Symposium …

Symposium program preview

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Professor Bronwen Neil FAHA, co-convenor of the Australian Academy of the Humanities’ 49th Symposium Clash of Civilisations? Where are we now? previews the event, to be held 15-16 November 2018, Sydney. This year marks the 25th anniversary of ‘The Clash of Civilisations?’ — the question posed by Samuel P. Huntington (1927-2008) in a Foreign Affairs article (1993), and in his …

Registrations are now open for the Academy’s 49th Symposium and annual Fellows’ events

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Registrations are now open for this year’s Symposium and annual Fellows’ events. Early-bird registrations for the Symposium close Friday 31 August 2018. This year’s Symposium will be held 15-16 November 2018 at the State Library of NSW, Sydney.  Clash of Civilisations? Where are we now? will explore modern and ancient cross-cultural encounters and their contemporary implications in the spheres of history, politics, and religion, as well as …