Georgia Nielsen

How to challenge cultural denial by enacting alternative worlds

More than two years ago now, in my first President’s Conversation, I talked with a passionate and thoughtful panel of scholars about the challenges of humanities teaching in times of environmental catastrophe: Dr Blanche Verlie, Professor Andrea Gaynor, Dr Tom Ford and Dr Paula Satizábal. The President’s Conversations were convened partly as a response to […]

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Justice for war crimes: lessons from the past

In Ukraine, evidence has been collected in Bucha and Mariupol and elsewhere of ill-treatment of prisoners, theft, and needless destruction of cities and of supplies necessary for civilian life, like food and water. The latest violence in Sudan raises the prospect of yet more African prosecutions before the International Criminal Court. The issues seem straightforward:

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China, Taiwan & queer conversations on art

The relationship between China and Taiwan is often portrayed as being locked in an irreconcilable impasse. This perspective ignores the complexity and vibrancy of cross straits connections. The people in the great mainland of China and the small neighbouring island share common ground, common history, and common concerns as well as differences. Communication persists despite

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Dr Melissa Gregg

Melissa is a consultant on sustainable and responsible technology design and an International Advisory Board Member for the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making & Society (ADM+S). She is also a visiting Professor at RMIT focusing on accelerating research and Asia-Pacific partnerships on electronics repair, reuse and circular economy, in addition to training and

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Malavika Jayaram

Malavika is also a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, where she was formerly a Fellow in residence. In a previous life, as a practising technology lawyer, Malavika was an Associate at Allen & Overy, London, and was Vice President and Technology Counsel at Citigroup EMEA. Her

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Dr Erica Thompson

She is also a Fellow of the London Mathematical Laboratory and a Visiting Senior Fellow at the LSE Data Science Institute, and has recently published a book about the uses and limitations of mathematical models for decision-making: Escape From Model Land (Basic Books, 2022). Erica’s interdisciplinary programme of research encompasses ethical and methodological questions about the development and

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Between humans & machines: exploring the pasts & futures of automation

Since the late eighteenth century, the changing ‘machinery question’ has continued to spark deep social divisions and to stimulate new fields of imaginative thinking, creative speculation, and social and cultural enquiry (including political economy, cybernetics, STS, AI ethics, critical data studies, and digital ethnography). Recent advances in artificial intelligence have generated new interests, methods, problems,

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land, and their continuous connection to country, community and culture.