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Hetzel Theatre State Library of South Australia

North Terrace

Adelaide, SA

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"The Public Humanities" is a joint conference by the Australasian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres (ACHRC) and the Centre for the History of Emotions (CHE). The conference focuses on a core aspect of humanities research that is particularly germane to research centres in universities and collecting institutions: the integral role of engagement with publics. This is really how the impact of our sector needs to be understood: in the long and dynamic threads of dialogue between researchers and publics on issues such as justice, creativity, decolonization, and heritage. The capacity of the humanities to deal with qualitative emotion as well as the quantitative facts of history and culture is crucial here. Any understanding of a cultures past, present, and future requires an articulation of feelings as well as of facts.


Our aim is to bring together speakers with practical experience of programs that work so that our discussions are grounded in the pragmatics of public humanities. In Australia and New Zealand, government-led discussions of innovation and impact are mired in metrics that traduce the real public values of the sciences almost as completely as they ignore the HASS disciplines as a whole. We know about public value – its impact over time and in the lives of individuals – so this conference will be an opportunity build our case as a sector.


See the program for the event here:

http://www.achrc.net/annual-meetings/2016-annual-meeting/

Registration for the meeting is free.

To register for the dinner on Friday 11 November at Ayers House, North Terrace, Adelaide, click here.


PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

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Thursday 10th November

Workshop / Pre-meetings / Public Lecture

Location: Hetzel Theatre, Institute Building, State Library of South Australia, North Terrace, Adelaide

9.30am -12.30pm - Workshop: Navigating Objects and Archives: Humanities Scholarship and Material Culture

  • Dr Bronwyn Labrum Head of New Zealand and Pacific Cultures at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and Honourary Research Fellow, Massey University, New Zealand
  • Dr Sara King, Curator, National Archives of Australia
  • Ms Fiona Salmon, Director, Flinders University Art Museum

1.00 - 4.00pm - Parallel Pre-meeting: Measuring Research Excellence and Impact

  • Professor Richard Maltby, Executive Dean, Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law, Flinders University
  • Professor Kerry London, Dean: Research and Innovation, Division of Arts, Education and Social Science, University of South Australia
  • Associate Professor Malcolm Choat, Director of the Ancient Cultures Research Centre at Macquarie University

Chair: Professor Julian Meyrick

6.00– 7.00pm - Public Lecture: Professor Julianne Schultz – “Culture in the Age of Innovation”

Friday 11th November 2016

Conference – Day One

Location: Hetzel Theatre, Institute Building, State Library of South Australia

8.30am - Registration

9.00am - Kaurna Welcome to Country

9.10 - 9.30am - Welcomes

  • Professor Diana Glenn, Dean of the School of Humanities and Creative Arts at Flinders University, host university for the ACHRC
  • Professor Andrew Lynch, Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions
  • Professor Robert Phiddian, Director of the ACHRC: What Are the Public Humanities?

9.30 - 11.00am - Panel: The Humanities and Creative Arts in the Innovation Agenda

  • Professor Julian Meyrick, Strategic Professor of Creative Arts at Flinders University
  • Professor Jane Davidson, Professor of Creative and Performing Arts (Music) at the University of Melbourne
  • Professor Denise Meredyth, Pro Vice Chancellor for the Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences at University of South Australia
  • Professor Julianne Schultz, founding editor of Griffith Review, and Member of the Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research

11.00 - 11.30am - Morning Tea

11.30 - 1.00pm - Panel: Public History Projects

  • Dr Kiera Lindsey, Lecturer in Australian History and Australian Studies, University of South Australia
  • Dr Bronwyn Labrum Head of New Zealand and Pacific Cultures at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and Honourary Research Fellow, Massey University, New Zealand
  • Dr Darren Peacock, Chief Executive Officer, National Trust of South Australia

Chair: Dr Katie Barclay, Research Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence for The History of Emotions

1.00 - 1.45pm - Lunch

1.45 - 3.15 - Panel : Academics and the Public Face of Collecting and Cultural Institutions (Collaborating with Collecting and Cultural Institutions)

  • Dr Rachel Franks, Coordinator, Education & Scholarship, State Library of New South Wales
  • Kylie Percival, Acting Deputy University Librarian, The University of Adelaide

Participating chairs: Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley, Professor in Media at Macquarie University and Professor Kate Darian-Smith, Professor of Australian Studies and History, Chair of History, and Professor of Cultural Heritage at the University of Melbourne (co-chairs of the ACHRC Member Initiative Collaborating with Collecting and Cultural Institutions)

3.15 - 3.45pm - Afternoon Tea

3.45 - 4.45pm - Panel: Humanities Outreach: Case Studies from the ARC Centre for the History of Emotions

  • “My Life as a Playlist” Professor Jane Davidson, Professor of Creative and Performing Arts (Music) at the University of Melbourne
  • “The Zest Festival” Ms Bec Millar, Director of Zest Festival
  • “The Treasured Possessions Exhibition”, Dr Kimberley-Joy Knight, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions

Chair: Professor Andrew Lynch, Director, ARC of Excellence for the History of Emotions

4.45 - 5.45pm - Panel : Platforms for the Public Humanities: Beyond the Public Lecture

  • Dr Amrita Malhi, Research Fellow at The University of Adelaide
  • Dr Alice Gorman, Senior Lecturer in Archeology at Flinders University
  • Professor Thomas Dixon, Queen Mary University of London

5.45 - 6.30pm - Drinks and Networking

7.00pm - Conference Dinner at Ayers House, 288 North Terrace, Adelaide

(Please note: Separate registration for dinner is required. See here )



Saturday 12th November 2016

Conference – Day Two

Flinders in the City, 182 Victoria Square, Level 10 (corner of Flinders Street and Victoria Square)

9.30am - Registration and Coffee

10.00 - 11.00am - Public lecture: “Unfriending and Weeping in Public” by Professor Thomas Dixon, Reader in History and Director, Centre for the History of the Emotions at Queen Mary University of London.

11.00 - 11.30am - Morning Tea

11.30 - 1.00pm - Roundtable: Public Value and Humanities Engagement

Participating Chairs: Emeritus Professor Susan Sheridan and Associate Professor Craig Taylor, Director of Flinders Institute for Research in the Humanities

1.00 - 1.45pm - Lunch

1.45 - 3.00pm - Panel: What next? Peak Bodies and Humanities Advocacy (Incorporating the ACHRC AGM)

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