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Shaping Canberra: Building an Archival Memory of Canberra

24 September, 2013 - 09:00 - 17:00
Sir Roland Wilson Building Theatrette
Dr Joanna Sassoon

What constitutes an archive of a place like Canberra where the national and the local are so interwoven with its histories and memories?

Visiting archivist Professor Jeannette Bastian leads discussion with historians, archaeologists, archivists and heritage specialists including A/Professor Nicholas Brown (ANU), Professor Kate Darian-Smith (University of Melbourne), Dr Tracy Ireland (University of Canberra), Dr Tim Sherratt (digital historian) and Michael Piggott (archives consultant).

Crisis, Civility, Imaginaries and Revolt: New Politics for the Global City?

25 July, 2013 - 09:00 - 26 July, 2013 - 17:00
Sir Roland Wilson building (#120), McCoy Circuit, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

The nineteen nineties witnessed an avalanche of scholarship on globalization, included in which was the networked nature of imaginaries, media and communication and the material and economic geographies of global cities.  Sasskia Sassen drew scholarly attention to the term Global City in 1991 with her text The Global City: New York, London, Tokyo and with the consolidation of conurbations in many cities throughout the 1980s, the growth of finance and the global service economy, the Global City took on both an analytic hue and a status of desire signaling a new kind of geographic power

The Radicalism of Romantic Love: Critical Perspectives

5 November, 2013 - 13:00 - 6 November, 2013 - 17:00
Sir Roland Wilson building (#120), McCoy Circuit, Australian National University, Canberra Australia
Dr Renata Grossi, Freilich Foundation ANU

Conference Description

That romantic love has saturated our culture has been well documented.  As Lauren Berlant puts it, without knowing how it has happened, love has become a ‘core feeling of being and life, a primary feeling of sociality’ (2000, p. 436). Love is now considered the major existential goal of our times, capable of providing us with a sense of worth and a way of being in the world (Beck and Beck-Gernsheim, 1995, pp. 193-94).

History, Cinema, Digital Archives Conference

23 July, 2014 - 13:00 - 25 July, 2014 - 17:00
Sir Roland Wilson Building (#120), McCoy Circuit, ANU
Emeritus Professor Jill Julius Matthews

Since the advent of cinema in the mid-1890s, a series of technological developments has reconfigured visual reproduction in terms of screens, projection methods, architectural spaces of exhibition, and the economics and sociability of viewing. There have been intense moments of rupture when new configurations have superseded old: corporate management overwhelming small-time entrepreneurs; synchronised talking pictures eradicating silent; multiplexes engulfing single-screen venues; intimate viewing displacing public; digital formats driving out celluloid.

Where are We? Visual Cultures of Place-making in a Precarious Age

6 November, 2014 - 12:00 - 7 November, 2014 - 17:00
Sir Roland Wilson Building Theatrette, ANU
Melinda Hinkson

'To imagine other places that are sustainable, we need to know what our imagination is like…’ (Paul Carter, Ground Truthing: Explorations in a Creative Region, 2010)

Moving Image: Cultures in Asian Art

26 August, 2016 - 12:00 - 28 August, 2016 - 17:00
Australian National University, Canberra

This conference addresses historical and contemporary manifestations of spatio-temporality in Asian art. In addition to the relatively recent international visibility of ‘new media’ art, there are pronounced instances of time and space being addressed together in various art traditions across the Asian region, ranging from the murals of Ajanta and Dun Huang (Mogao) to contemporary video installations.

Affective Habitus: New Environmental Histories of Botany, Zoology and Emotions

19 June, 2014 - 12:00 - 21 June, 2014 - 17:00
Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra

Environmental Humanities Conference

The Fifth Biennial Conference of The Association for the Study of Literature, Environment and Culture, Australia and New Zealand (ASLEC-ANZ) – and an Environmental Humanities collaboratory with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, and Minding Animals International

Perceptions, values and representations of our relationship with the physical environment have been read anew in the Anthropocene century through the lens of ecocriticism and affect theory.

CHCI 2012 Annual Conference on 'Anthropocene Humanities'

13 June, 2012 - 09:00 - 16 June, 2012 - 17:00


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.

Visible Evidence XIX

19 December, 2012 - 09:00 - 21 December, 2012 - 17:00

19-21 December 2012

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Shaping Canberra: The Lived Experience of Place, Home and Capital

17 September, 2013 - 16:00 - 20 September, 2013 - 17:00

About the Conference

Humanities Research Centre Centenary of Canberra Conference

Venue: Australian National University, Sir Roland Wilson Building #120

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