Look It Up: Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and Atlases

20–21 November 2014, The Australian National University, Canberra

The Academy’s 45th Annual Symposium, ‘Look It Up: Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and Atlases’ was convened by Professor Kate Burridge FAHA, Associate Professor John Kinder FAHA and Emeritus Professor Pam Peters FAHA, and was hosted by The Australian National University in Canberra.

The Symposium explored historical and contemporary approaches to information access and knowledge construction, through dictionaries, encyclopedias and atlases. It demonstrated how the traditional print formats are increasingly used as online interfaces to multimodal, multifaceted information, suggesting new ways to understand the known world and supporting fresh kinds of research. The program showcased the work of Australian and international scholars in linguistic atlases, cultural encyclopedias and multimodal dictionaries, which not only transcend the boundaries between the traditional formats, but provide a vehicle for many interdisciplinary ventures within humanities and beyond.

Speakers

Simon Winchester OBE
Public Lecture
  Professor Dr
Bernd Kortmann
University of Freiburg, Germany
Abstract [pdf 170kb]
  Emeritus Professor
Lesley Johnson
AM FAHA

Academy Lecture
         
Professor Robert Cribb FAHA
The Australian National University
Abstract [pdf 171kb]
  Professor Rifaat Ebied FAHA
The University of Sydney
Abstract [pdf 177kb]
  Professor
Nicholas Evans FBA FAHA

The Australian National University
Abstract [pdf 171kb]
         
Professor Roland Fletcher
The University of Sydney
Abstract [pdf 170kb]
  Professor Stathis Gauntlett FAHA
The University of Melbourne
Abstract [pdf 171kb]
  Professor John Griffiths FAHA
Monash University
Abstract [pdf 178kb]
         
Professor Wallace Kirsop FAHA
Monash University
Abstract [pdf 177kb]
  Ms Emma Koch
The University of Melbourne
Abstract [pdf 176kb]
  Emeritus Professor
Pam Peters FAHA

Macquarie University
Abstract [pdf 171kb]
         
Dr Tony Self
Swinburne University
of Technology
Abstract [pdf 176kb]
  Professor Peter Sutton FASSA
The University of Adelaide
& South Australian Museum
Abstract [pdf 171kb]
  Dr Myfany Turpin
The University of Queensland
Abstract [pdf 171kb]

Programme

The programme from the 2014 Symposium can be downloaded here [.pdf 387kb].

Feature items at the 2014 Symposium


Generosity and the Institutions of the Humanities
2014 Academy Lecture by Academy President Lesley Johnson AM FAHA
Emeritus Professor Lesley Johnson AM FAHA delivered the 2014 Academy Lecture at the 2014 Symposium. Her address reflected on some of the changes that have occurred within three institutions – the research library, the university and the learned academy – and how they have been reshaping our ways of working and thinking about ourselves as humanities scholars in recent decades.

Public Lecture by Simon Winchester OBE
The 2014 Symposium included a free public lecture by international author Simon Winchester OBE entitled 'The Pedant, the Precise and the Pacific'. You can watch a video of the lecture here.

Plenary Session: Mapping the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences in Australia report
The Mapping the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences in Australia report was launched in late October 2014 at the National Press Club in Canberra. It provides the most comprehensive account of the humanities, arts and social sciences (HASS) higher education sector to date. Co-authors Professor Graeme Turner FAHA and Dr Kylie Brass presented the report's key findings in a Plenary Session at the 2014 Symposium.

AAH 2014 Symposium poster
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