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Queer Objects: A symposium

Thursday, 16 October 2014 - 12:30pm - Friday, 17 October 2014 - 5:30pm
HRC Conference Room Bldg # 14, ANU

More than two decades after queer theory’s emergence, presenters at this symposium are invited to engage with queer as an object and with the object lessons of queer theory.


Law and the Visual: Transitions and Transformations

Monday, 7 July 2014 - 8:30am - Tuesday, 8 July 2014 - 5:00pm
Sir Roland Wilson Building #120

This remarkable two day event brings together outstanding new research and an exceptional international line-up. Scholars and higher degree students with research interests in law and the humanities, representation, law and culture, and visual theory will not want to miss this event.  It indicates new directions & frames new questions in an exciting new area of interdisciplinary scholarship.

Humanities Research Centre
Australian National University

7 - 8 July 2014


Public Space and Commemoration

Thursday, 21 February 2013 (All day) - Friday, 22 February 2013 (All day)
Humanities Research Centre, Sir Roland Wilson Building #120, ANU

Convenor: Dr Quentin Stevens E:

This symposium draws together contemporary research in the humanities, social sciences and the design disciplines which looks at the design, use and meaning of public spaces in the particular context of historical commemoration. In contrast to the conventional focus on the meanings that sponsors intend public memorials to convey, such analysis embraces everyday social life around memorials, as well as social practices of commemoration in everyday spaces, and informal, unofficial memorials. From the perspective of design, the symposium will explore how commemorative spaces are shaped through client objectives, competition briefs, juries, and wider planning frameworks. From the perspective of users, it will examine how social memories, meanings and identities are shaped within urban spaces, through commemorative practices and other narratives of collective identity, as well as informal everyday uses. These issues are particularly relevant to the everyday life and the form of Canberra's own urban spaces, which are strongly influenced by the presence of both national and local memorials, particularly during the centenary of Canberra and the upcoming centenary of ANZAC.

SCULPTURE: Place and Space

10-12 May 2013 WEBSITE for more information and REGISTRATION

Venue: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Em/Professor David Williams, ANU. E:
Michelle Fracaro, NGA. E:

Digital Humanities Australasia 2012: Building, Mapping, Connecting (WORKSHOPS)

27 March 2012

There will be 6 digital humanities workshops held at various venues (TBA) at the ANU, in association with ‘Digital Humanities Australasia 2012: Building, Mapping, Connecting’.

Full Day Workshops:
1. Computational Stylistics (max 20)
Professor Hugh Craig (University of Newcastle)

2. Digitising the Book (max 15)
Dr Peter Stokes (King’s College London)

3. Introduction to Document-based Encoding in TEI (max 15)
Dr Elena Pierazzo (King’s College London)

CHCI 2012 Annual Conference on 'Anthropocene Humanities'


13-16 June 2012

The Humanities Research Centre will host a global conference on humanities and climate change as part of the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI) from 13-16 June. This is the first time in over a decade that the annual meeting of this global consortium is being held in the southern hemisphere.

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