Australian Academy of the Humanities’ 48th Annual Symposium

Australian Academy of the Humanities' 48th Annual Symposium

The Australian Academy of the Humanities' 48th Annual Symposium on 'Humanitarianism and Human Rights' will be held 15-17 November 2017, across various locations in Perth and Fremantle.

Date and locations:

  • Free public event and reception hosted by the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions will commence 5:00pm Wednesday 15 November at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, The University of Western Australia in Crawley. 
  • Main Symposium program on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 November 2017 at the WA Maritime Museum in Fremantle.
  • Free public 48th Annual Academy Lecture will be given by Professor Kim Scott FAHA 4:00pm Thursday 16 November at the WA Maritime Museum in Fremantle, followed by a reception. 
  • Fellows' only events will occur afternoon and evening of Friday 17 November 2017, and the Annual General Meeting will be held Saturday 18 November.

Overview: This year's theme Humanitarianism and Human Rights will explore how contemporary Australia has been shaped by long intellectual and emotional histories regarding human rights and humanitarianism, and will consider the challenges facing Australia in engaging with wide-ranging human rights matters such as sexuality, disability, Indigenous rights, refugees, and religious freedoms.

Symposium is a public event.

Registration: For further information on program and speakers, visit our website.

November 15th, 2017 5:00 PM   through   November 17th, 2017 2:00 PM
Public event: The University of Western Australia campus, Crawley (Wednesday 15 November)
Symposium and Academy Lecture:WA Maritime Museum, Fremantle (Thursday 16 and Friday 17 November)
Perth, WA
Standard - $360 (including GST)
Concession - $230 (including GST)
Student - $120 (including GST)
Free public event and reception, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at The University of Western Australia
Bus transfer from the University to Fremantle
Free Annual Academy Lecture and reception, WA Maritime Museum in Fremantle
FELLOWS ONLY - Section Meetings
The Arts
Asian Studies
Classical Studies
Cultural and Communication Studies
European Languages and Cultures
Philosophy and the History of Ideas
Annual Academy Fellows' Dinner - $110 (including GST)
FELLOWS ONLY - Annual General Meeting
Attending the Annual General Meeting, Fremantle
Apology, unable to attend Annual General Meeting
Bus transfer from the AGM to the airport

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