The Australasian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres (ACHRC) is a network for groups engaged in Humanities-based research. Our aim is to connect Humanities researchers and centres, both within the Australasian region and internationally, and to promote relationships with cultural institutions and sector representative bodies in the wider community. We provide a virtual and physical hub for information about research opportunities and events, and seek to strengthen the public profile of research in the Humanities.


The Mapping HASS report, led by the Australian Academy of the Arts, proves that the Humanities are thriving in Australia, says ACHRC Research Officer Tully Barnett in The Conversation.

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2015 Annual Meeting dates and theme announced.
The 2015 ACHRC Annual Meeting “Humanities Without Borders: Humanities Across Disciplines, Cultures and Regions” will be held in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand on Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th of November, with pre-meetings on the afternoon of Sunday 8th.  The meeting will be hosted by Associate Professor Kerry Taylor of the W.H. Oliver Humanities Research Academy, Massey University. The event will take place at the Auckland Museum, The Domain, Auckland.

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new scholars seminar

The 2015 international Digital Humanities conference is being held in Australia for the first time – at the University of Western Sydney in late June. As part of the pre-conference events, a new scholars seminar seeks to bring together researchers new to the digital humanities. The seminar is being run by The Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI), centerNet and UWS and there are 5 bursaries for Australian and New Zealand residents to help with the costs of transportation and accommodation to the seminar in Sydney.   Preference will be given to applicants from centres that are members of the ACHRC. Follow the application instructions at http://dh2015.org/new-scholars-seminar/ or contact Tully Barnett for more information.

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The 2014 Annual Meeting of the ACHRC, with the theme “Alliances and Impacts: Sustaining Humanities Research in the 21st Century,” was held at The University of Melbourne, hosted by Professor Kate Darian-Smith.

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