Humanities in the Regions

The Australasian Consortium of Humanities Researchers & Centres (ACHRC) is the peak representative body for Humanities research centres and institutes in Australia and New Zealand. In 2015, the ACHRC established a portfolio dedicated to promoting Humanities-based research in regional areas of Australia, and to cascading peak body, state-of-play knowledge throughout regional institutions. The aim is to build research capacity, connectivity and institutional knowledge for Humanities research. One of our most successful member initiatives is ‘Humanities in the Regions’, which acknowledges that research in the humanities is different in regional universities than it is in Group of 8 universities.

Past Events

2021 Humanities in the Regions: Humanities From the Regions, hosted by Associate Professor Victoria Kuttainen at James Cook University

2020 Humanities in the Regions: The Two Cultures in Dangerous Times, hosted by Associate Professor Victoria Kuttainen at James Cook University.

2019 Humanities in the Regions: Renewal – Regional Humanities Research in the 21st Century, hosted by the Centre for 21st Century Humanities and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Newcastle.

2018 Humanities in the Regions: A collaboratory exploring the nexus of humanities research partnerships beyond academia, hosted by the Centre for Colonialism and its Aftermath, at the University of Tasmania.

2017 Humanities in the Regions: Impact, Engagement and Connectivity, hosted by the School of Humanities at the University of New England.

2016 Humanities in the Regions: Hosted by the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts, at the University of Wollongong. With the support of the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Regional University Network, Federation University Australia, and the University of Wollongong.

2015 Humanities in the Regions: Building Capacity Through Connectivity and Knowledge, hosted by the University of Southern Queensland’s Toowoomba campus.


Dr. Victoria Kuttainen
Associate Professor in English and Writing
James Cook University

Dr. Tully Barnett
Senior Lecturer in Creative Industries
Flinders University

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For more information or to become involved, contact Dr Victoria Kuttainen or Dr Tully Barnett

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