2015 Annual Meeting Humanities Without Borders

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ACHRC Annual Meeting – 9 and 10 November 2015

Theme: Humanities Without Borders: Humanities Across Disciplines, Cultures and Regions

The 2015 Annual Meeting for the Australasian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres takes place in Auckland, hosted by the W.H. Oliver Humanities Research Academy at Massey University but located at the Auckland Museum, the Domain, Auckland.

To register, visit http://www.massey.ac.nz/achrc Early bird rates are available until 30 September

This year’s theme is  Humanities Without Borders: Humanities Research Across Disciplines, Cultures and Regions

The meeting again takes the form of a two-day symposium on Monday 9 November and Tuesday 10 November with panels and speakers relevant to the practical matters of conducting high quality research in centres based in or adjacent to the humanities.

Highlights in the program include:

  • a cross-country discussion of research funding for the humanities in Australia and New Zealand with speakers Professor Aidan Byrne, CEO of the Australian Research Council and Professor Richard Bedford, Chairperson Royal Society of New Zealand, administers of the Marsden Fund;
  • an Academic Publishing panel with speakers including Kathy Bail, chief executive officer of UNSW Press and NewSouth; Nathan Hollier, Manager, Monash University Publishing; Sam Elworthy, Director, Auckland university Press; Nicola Legat, Publisher, Massey University Press;
  • a public lecture from Dr Dean Oliver, Director of Research, Canadian Museum;
  • a focus on working with cultural and collecting institutions across complex postcolonial sites.

As usual, we have programmed satellite events. On the Sunday prior to the event we conduct two pre-meetings – one for Centre Directors and Associate Directors (or aspirational directors) and one for Early Career Researchers.

On the Wednesday following the annual meeting we are holding a workshop about material culture and humanities research with representation from key voices in working with objects and collections in humanities research (and teaching).

Registration options are available for the two day meeting or both the two day meeting and workshop.

 

Date Event Location
Sunday 8 November Pre-meetings2-5 pm University of Auckland
Monday 9 November Day 1 Annual MeetingFull day Auckland Museum, The Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland
Monday 9 November Meeting Dinner Vivace Restaurant,High Street, Auckland City
Tuesday 10 November Day 2 Annual MeetingFull day Auckland Museum, The Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland
Wednesday 11 November Workshop day: material Culture and Humanities Research9 – 2.30 (ish) Auckland Museum, The Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland

http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/learning/departments/school-of-humanities/events/achrc/registration.cfm

The website suggests some accommodation options in the vicinity.

http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/learning/departments/school-of-humanities/events/achrc/accommodation.cfm

For further information contact Tully Barnett of the ACHRC on tully.barnett@flinders.edu.au or Associate Professor Kerry Taylor of Massey University on K.A.Taylor@massey.ac.nz

To register, visit http://www.massey.ac.nz/achrc Early bird rates are available until 30 September

For more information please contact Tully Barnett

Image: Marian Maguire, ‘Captain Cook makes his Approach from the West’ from the Odyssey of Captain Cook, 2005 series, Lithograph, 365 x 600mm, Massey University Art Collection Manawatū, Image reproduced with permission of artist