The Humanities in Australia: Taking Stock

19-20 November 2009, National Library of Australia

Convened by Professor Mark Finnane FAHA

The 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Academy of Humanities in Australia was an opportunity for reflecting on the significance of the humanities in research, in intellectual debate and in cultural life.

How have research agendas altered over the last four decades, and how have the disciplines that address them changed? Are national frameworks any longer adequate for understanding social and cultural life and experience? Have we changed the way we answer leading research questions, or altered the ways we communicate with our various audiences?

The 2009 Symposium brought together a cross-spectrum of leading scholars in the humanities in Australia to consider the major developments in the humanities over recent decades and the consequences of these for future research and teaching in the humanities.

A programme is available [.pdf 164KB]

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