The Academy's 48th Annual Symposium – Humanitarianism and Human Rights – will be held on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 November 2017 in Fremantle, Western Australia.

This year's Symposium will explore how contemporary Australia has been shaped by long intellectual and emotional histories regarding human rights and humanitarianism, and will consider the challenges facing Australia in engaging with wide-ranging human rights matters such as sexuality, disability, Indigenous rights, refugees, and religious freedoms.

The Symposium is a public event and will bring together our Fellows, scholars, representatives from government, industry, education, community groups and the media.

The program is being convened by Professor Susan Broomhall FAHA (UWA), Professor Jane Lydon FAHA (UWA), Professor Alan Dench FAHA (Curtin) and Professor Baden Offord (Curtin).  

There will also be a half-day program for the Academy's Sections, allowing Fellows to explore key issues and debates relating to their disciplinary field. This program will be curated by the Heads of Section. 

The Fellows' Dinner will be held on Friday 17 November, with electoral Section Meetings and the Annual General Meeting scheduled for Saturday 18 November in Fremantle. 

Further details regarding the program, speakers and venues will be released when registrations open in June. 

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