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 …

Re-encountering the Archive: The Hancock Lecture

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Since 1993, the Academy’s Hancock public lecture series has provided outstanding early career humanities researchers the opportunity to showcase their work to a broader audience. The Hancock Lecture honours its namesake, Emeritus Professor Sir (William) Keith Hancock KBE FAHA (1898—1988). Sir Hancock was a Foundation Fellow and the first President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. In 2019, the …

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 …

Applications open for Symposium poster proposals

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Each year, the Academy involves early career researchers in the annual Symposium in several ways – as delegates, presenters, and participants in briefings and masterclasses. Our Symposium provides the next generation of humanities scholars a great opportunity to not only participate in the broader Australian humanities community and life of the Academy but also share their research and build networks. …

Reflections on the 48th Annual Symposium

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The humanities explore how we experience, understand and describe our world and our place in it, so the theme of Humanitarianism and Human Rights was very timely for the 48th annual Symposium of the Australian Academy of the Humanities this November. For the first time in almost twenty years this was held in Western Australia, convened by Susan Broomhall (The …

Registrations now open

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Registrations are now open for our 48th Annual Symposium to be held in Western Australia, Wednesday 15 to Friday 17 November 2017. This year’s Symposium theme is Humanitarianism and Human Rights. A distinguished line-up of speakers  will explore how contemporary Australia has been shaped by long intellectual and emotional histories regarding human rights and humanitarianism, and will consider the challenges …