2019 Annual Meeting

The Humanities and Well Being

The 2019 ACHRC Annual Meeting and Conference

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 

The Humanities and Well Being
2-3 December 2019
National Library of New Zealand/Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, 
Wellington, New Zealand

Hosted by: Associate Professor Kerry Taylor, Massey University’s WH Oliver Research Academy and Associate Professor Angela Wanhalla, University of Otago’s Centre for Research on Colonialism

The 2019 ACHRC Annual meeting returns to New Zealand, this time heading to Wellington, for two days of discussion about the practicalities of Humanities, Creative Arts and Social Sciences research in a world on fire. To acknowledge this and the role we as humanities researchers can play in responding to current conditions, we meet with the theme of The Humanities and Well Being.  Panels and speakers will address questions such as how has the academic life changed over the last decades, what is the connection between the value of the humanities and the public good, what does a “wellbeing budget” as released by the New Zealand government in 2019 do for the place of arts, culture and humanities in the world?

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Grant Robertson (New Zealand Minister for Finance & Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage)
  • Christina Parolin (Australian Academy of the Humanities)
  • Joanne Tompkins (Australian Research Council)
  • Shino Konishi (University of Western Australia)
  • Krushi Watene (Massey University)
  • Paul Spoonley (Massey University)
  • Meihani Durie (Massey University)

For more information, and to register, please see the conference website at Massey University.

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