2014 Annual Meeting

Alliances and Impacts: Sustaining Humanities Research in the 21st Century

The ACHRC’s 2014 Annual Meeting will be hosted by the University of Melbourne with the theme “Alliances and Impacts: Sustaining Humanities Research in the 21st Cenutry”. The event will take place on Monday 13 October and Tuesday 14 October 2014 with pre-meeting events planned for Sunday 12 October, and a regional roadshow on Wednesday 15 October in Ballarat.

To register for the meeting, click here  Choose ACHRC Annual Meeting Registration under School of Humanities and click Display Product List. For help with registering contact Tully Barnett on 08 8201 5478 or tully.barnett@flinders.edu.au

Alliances and Impacts: Sustaining Humanities Research in the 21st Century

  • Dates: 13 and 14 October 2014, with pre-meetings on 12 October
  • Location: The Sidney Myer Asia Centre, University of Melbourne
  • Host: Professor Kate Darian-Smith

The 2014 Annual Meeting of the ACHRC, with the theme “Alliances and Impacts: Sustaining Humanities Research in the 21st Century,” will provide an opportunity for Humanities-based Researchers to come together to discuss the practicalities of Humanities research in and around centres, institutes and other groupings.

Forging new alliances is a strategic task for Humanities-based researchers. At the ACHRC, we want to take a wide view of what these alliances might be, including those between Humanities-centres, between institutions, between disciplines, sectors such as the GLAM sector, between nations and any other fruitful alliances that may support the growth and dissemination of Humanities-based research.

In the current uncertainty around how impact assessment and research quality assessment processes may be addressed in the next few years, the meeting will provide an opportunity for discussing current processes of impact assessment in the UK  and elsewhere as well as a platform for thinking about how impact assessment exercises should be handled in the Humanities, rather than adopting a one-size-fits all approach. Research excellence in the Humanities is different to research excellence in the sciences. We want to enable a deeper conversation about impact and the Humanities.

The meeting will also provide an opportunity for the ACHRC to detail further the progress made in our Sustainability of Humanities Research Centres project, a project aimed at developing a detailed picture of Australian and New Zealand Humanities centres and the research that they conduct.  We will report on the results of the New Zealand survey of Humanities-based research centres now underway.

Pre-meetings: Hosted on Sunday 12 October, these will address issues of specific interest to new directors of centres, professional staff of centres,  and early career researchers.

Regional Roadshow:  “Research for Collaborations and Impact in the Regions”  Wednesday 15 October, at Federation University, Ballarat / Mt Helens Campus with an optional day of historical activities on Thursday 16 October. Hosted by Dr Jane Mummery and the Cultural Enquiry Research Group For the first time, the ACHRC is co-hosting a regional roadshow one-day event held to bring some of the ACHRC’s meeting’s discussion to regional researchers.  This year the event will be hosted at Federation University Australia (Ballarat campus) on Wednesday 15 October, hosted by Dr Jane Mummery and the Cultural Enquiry Research Group.

Keynote speakers are:

  • Professor Denise Meredyth, Executive Director, Humanities and Creative Arts, the Australian Research Council;
  • Professor Ian Buchanan, Director, Institute for Social Transformation Research, University of Wollongong, and;
  • Professor Keir Reeves, Director, Centre for Regional Innovation and Competitiveness, Federation University.

Workshops and panels will round out the discussion.

For more information on the meeting and its associated elements, please contact Tully Barnett via email at tully.barnett@flinders.edu.au or by phone on 08 8201 5478.

To register for the meeting, click here. (Then choose ACHRC Annual Meeting Registration under School of Humanities and click Display Product List.

Accommodation options for Melbourne:

Quest at Clocktower on Lygon

  • University tariffs: $175 – 1 bed; $225 – 2 bed
  • Available from 10-14th (check out on 14th)
  • Delegates to call and quote conference name (do not book online).

Vibe at Carlton

  • Delegates will need to call and quote name of conference
  • $140 inc breakfast for single bed
  • $155 inc breakfast for double
  • Tel: +61 3 9380 9222
  • Email: carlton@vibehotels.com.au

Rydges on Swanston

  • Special rate available 10 October – 13 October inc. only
  • Customised link for ACHRC
  • 10–11 October: Single room: $209, Twin room: $229
  • 12–13 October: Single room: $199, Twin room: $209
  • Breakfast $17pp

Accommodation for the Regional Roadshow at Federation University Australia’s Ballarat campus at Mt Helen.

Ballarat Lodge and Convention Centre

  • Standard king rooms for $144 inclusive of breakfast.
  • When booking, please quote  the ACHRC Annual Meeting at Federation University to receive the special price
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