Annual Meetings

Our Annual Meeting is the central event of the ACHRC calendar. It combines our AGM with a symposium addressing significant practical issues of concern to Humanities-based researchers in the tertiary sector in Australia, New Zealand and beyond, with a focus on research centres as a strategic cornerstone of that sector. We advance our member initiatives such as Humanities in the Regions, Collaborating with Collecting Institutions, and the Early Career Research Network. We run workshops and/or pre-meetings focussing on specific areas of centre-based Humanities research.

2019 Annual Meeting

Alfred Sisley (French, 1839 – 1899), First Snow at Veneux-Nadon, 1878, oil on canvas, Donated by Lolo Sarnoff in memory of her grandfather, Louis Koch 1983.98.1 Image from the repository National Gallery of Art 

Theme: The Humanities and Well Being
Dates: 2-3 December 2019
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Hosted by: Associate Professor Kerry Taylor, Massey University’s WH Oliver Research Academy  

For more information visit the meeting website or contact Tully Barnett




Previous Meetings 

2018 Annual Meeting


Theme: Creative Humanities Matters
Dates: 19-20 November 2018
Location: Sunshine Coast, Queensland 
Hosted by
Associate Professor Lisa Chandler, Arts Research in the Creative Humanities (ARC), University of the Sunshine Coast

For more information visit the meeting website or contact Tully Barnett

2017 Annual Meeting

Theme: The GLAMorous Humanities
Dates: 9-10 November 2017
Location: ANU, Canberra, ACT
Hosted by
Professor William Christie, Humanities Research Centre, ANU

For more information visit the meeting website or contact Tully Barnett

2016 Annual Meeting

Theme: The Public Humanities
11-12 November 2016
Location: Adelaide, South Australia,
Hosted by Flinders University and the Centre for the History of Emotions
– – with pre-meetings scheduled for the afternoon of Thursday 10 November,  Workshops and much more

For more information visit the ACHRC meeting website  or contact Tully Barnett

Previous ACHRC Annual Meetings

2015 Annual Meeting

Theme: Humanities Without Borders: Humanities Research Across Disciplines, Cultures and Regions
9-10 November 2015
Location: Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand,
Hosted by Associate Professor Kerry Taylor, W.H. Oliver Humanities Research Academy, Massey University
– – with pre-meetings scheduled for the afternoon of Sunday 8 November, Auckland for Centre Directors, Associate Directors, Aspirational Directors and for Early Career Researchers
— Workshop day on Wednesday 11th November to work on material culture and humanities-based research

More information is available at the meeting website

2014 Annual Meeting: Alliances and Impacts: Sustaining Humanities Research in the 21st Century, hosted by Professor Kate Darian-Smith at the University of Melbourne

2013 Annual Meeting: Spaces and Networks for the Humanities: Building Research Environments, hosted by Susan Takao at the University of Western Australia’s Institute of Advanced Studies

2012 Annual Meeting: Transforming the Humanities, hosted by Professor Anne Cranny-Francis at the University of Technology, Sydney’s Transforming Culture’s Research Centre

2011 Inaugural Annual Meeting: Networking the Humanities, hosted by Associate Professor Robert Phiddian at the Flinders Institute of Research in the Humanities