2013 Annual Meeting

‘Spaces and Networks for the Humanities: Building Research Environments’

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Hosted by the Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Western Australia

8 -9 July 2013 (pre-meetings 7 July)
The University Club Banquet Hall, The University of Western Australia

Conveners:
Associate Professor Robert Phiddian, Director, Australasian Consortium of Humanities Research
Centres Dr Tully Barnett, Research Officer, Australasian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres
Susan Takao, Associate Director, Institute of Advanced Studies, The University of Western Australia

Acknowledgements
The University of Western Australia:
Special thanks to Winthrop Professor Philippa Maddern, Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for
the History of Emotions and Winthrop Professor Krishna Sen, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Winthrop
Professor Alan Dench, Dean, Graduate Research School and Dr Krystyna Haq and Dr Michael Azariadis,
Graduate Research Scholarships Office; Winthrop Professor Ted Snell of the UWA Cultural Precinct
and his team at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, and particularly to the IAS team for their
invaluable assistance: Audrey Barton, Stacy Osenbaugh and Zulieka Narvasa.

Flinders University:
Special thanks to the ACHRC Advisory Board for their dedication to the Association and to Professor
Richard Maltby, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law.

The ACHRC Advisory Board
Paul Arthur, The University of Western Sydney
Tom Bristow, The University of New England
Anne Cranny-Francis, University of Technology, Sydney
Stuart Cunningham, Queensland University of Technology
Kate Darian-Smith, The University of Melbourne
Debjani Ganguly, The Australian National University
Philippa Maddern, The University of Western Australia
Brian Moloughney, University of Otago
Arianna Traviglia, Macquarie University

 

Sunday 7 July – Pre-Meetings (Optional)
Attendees of the pre-sessions will receive a copy of the Survival Skills for Humanities Handbook compiled by UWA’s Graduate Research and Scholarships Office
Pre-session 1: Survival Skills for Humanities Postgraduate Students and Early Career Researchers
2.00pm–5.15pm: ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (Arts Building 1.33)
Winthrop Professor Philippa Maddern, Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions
2.30pm
Interviewing Dr Michael Champion, Lecturer, Classics and Ancient History
3.00pm Alternative Careers Dr Michael Azariadis, Graduate Research and Scholarships Office
3.30pm Networking, Professor Jacqueline Van Gent, English and Culture Studies
4.00pm, Research with Impact, Dr Krystyna Haq, Graduate Research Scholarships Office
4.30pm, Publish – Early and Often, Winthrop Professor Alan Dench, Dean Graduate Research School and Professor of Linguistics
5.15pm Close

Pre-session 2: Survival Skills for Directors, Associate Directors and Centre Managers in Humanities Research Centres
2.00 – 5.15pm: Institute of Advanced Studies (Old Senate Room)
Associate Professor Robert Phiddian, Director ACHRC
2.30pm  The Lifecycle and Politics of a Humanities Research Centre: from individual to concentration to centre
Associate Professor Robert Phiddian, Director ACHRC
3.00pm To be Disciplined or Undisciplined: the impact of disciplinary categories on centre engagement, programs and success factors Associate Professor Katrina Schlunke, Transforming Cultures Research Centre, University of Technology Sydney
3.30pm Succession Planning and Transitioning to a New Director, Professor Gay Hawkins, FAHA, Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies, The University of Queensland
4.00pm, Surviving the Review
Surviving the Review: notes from the outside, Professor Diana Glenn, Dean of Humanities, Flinders University
Surviving the Review: notes from the inside, Susan Takao, Associate Director, Institute of Advanced Studies, The University of Western Australia
Day One – Monday 8 July 2013, University Club Banquet Hall
from 8.00am, Registration (Banquet Hall Foyer) – tea, coffee and pastries on arrival
8.30am, Advisory Board Meeting
9.15am, Welcome to Country by Dr Richard Walley, OAM
9.30am, Welcome to The University of Western Australia by Winthrop Professor Bill Louden Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor
9.40am, Welcome from Robert Phiddian, Director, The Australasian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres
9.45am, What is a Research Centre in the Humanities? Preliminary Results from the ACHRC Survey
Dr Tully Barnett, Research Officer, The Australasian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres.
10.45am, Morning tea

11.15am, Keynote Lecture: Values, Strategies, and Technologies for Humanities Advocacy in the Digital Age
Professor Alan Liu, English, University of California, Santa Barbara.

1.30pm, Panel: The Digital Humanities and Virtual Research Environments
Chair: Dr Paul Arthur, Professor of Digital Humanities, University of Western Sydney
Panellists: Dr Toby Burrows, Manager, e-Research, The University of Western Australia; Professor Alan Liu, University of California, Santa Barbara; Professor Deb Verhoeven, Project Director, Humanities Network Infrastructure (HuNI) (Deakin).
3.30pm,  Panel: Regional Connections and Networks
Chair: Dr Tom Bristow, English, University of New England
Panellists: Professor Kieran Dolin, English, The University of Western Australia; Associate Professor Anna Johnston, Centre for Colonialism and its Aftermath, University of Tasmania; Associate Professor Roger Markwick, Head of School, School of Humanities and Social Science, University of Newcastle, Dr Jane Mummery, Philosophy, Cultural Enquiry Research Group, University of Ballarat.

6.30pm
Drinks and viewing of the ORIENTing Exhibition at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery (UWA)
This exhibition considers the work of Ian Fairweather and his relationship with Asia, investigating the artist’s unique positioning in Australian art history and his commitment to cross-cultural engagement.
Winthrop Professor Ted Snell, Director of UWA’s Cultural Precinct will give a short talk.
Dinner will be held in the Gallery after the talk from 7.30-9.30 (NOTE: there is a separate registration for drinks and dinner)

Day Two – Tuesday 9 July 2013, University Club Banquet Hall

9.00am,  Panel: The Humanities in the Asian Century
Chair: Professor Brian Moloughney, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Humanities, University of Otago
Panellists: Professor Masashi Haneda, Vice-President (International), University of Tokyo; Professor Alan Chan, Dean, College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University; Professor Krishna Sen, Dean, Faculty of Arts, The University of Western Australia.

11.00am, Panel: Building Research Impact and Environments in the Australian Research Context
Chair: Winthrop Professor Jane Davidson, Director, Callaway Centre (Music), The University of Western Australia and Deputy Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions
Panellists: Professor Marian Simms, Executive Director for Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences, Australia Research Council, Winthrop Professor Carmen Lawrence, Director, Centre for the Study of Social Change, The University of Western Australia; Dr Christina Parolin, Executive Director, Australian Academy of the Humanities.

12.30pm, Lunch and the ACHRC AGM

2.00pm, Panel: Communicating Research and the Public Humanities
Chair: Associate Professor John Byron, Dean, Research & Graduate Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Curtin University
Panellists: Andrew Jaspan, editor of The Conversation; Winthrop Professor Alan Dench, Dean, Graduate Research School, The University of Western Australia; Associate Professor Andrea Witcomb, Director of the Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific, Deakin University and Deputy Director of the Alfred Deakin Research Institute; Associate Professor Robert Phiddian, Deputy Dean, School of Humanities, Flinders University and Chair of the Adelaide Festival of Ideas.
4.00pm
Panel: Collaborating with Collecting Institutions
Chair: Dr Toby Burrows, Manager, eResearch, The University of Western Australia
Panellists: Winthrop Professor Ted Snell, Director, Cultural Precinct, The University of Western Australia; Alec Coles, CEO, The Western Australian Museum; Richard Neville, Mitchell Librarian, State Library of NSW; Professor Kate Darian-Smith, Australian Studies and History, University of Melbourne.