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Oceanic Knowledges

Friday, 27 January 2017 - 8:30am - Saturday, 28 January 2017 - 5:00pm
Hedley Bull Lecture Theatre 1


ANU Humanities Research Centre in association with the Centre for Collective Biography of Archaeology in the Pacific and ANU Pacific Institute

Oceanic Knowledges

Friday 27 January – Saturday 28 January

Hedley Bull Lecture Theatre 1, 
Hedley Bull Centre #130 
Crn Liversidge St and Garran Rd, 
Australian National University

Conference // Enchanted Isles, Fatal Shores: Living Versailles

Friday, 17 March 2017 (All day) - Saturday, 18 March 2017 (All day)
National Gallery of Australia



Enchanted Isles, Fatal Shores: Living Versailles

17-18 March, 2017

National Gallery of Australia, the Australian National University
and the University of Sydney




Mark Ledbury (University of Sydney)

Robert Wellington (Australian National University)

Lucina Ward (National Gallery of Australia)



Occuring in tandem with the National Gallery of Australia's blockbuster exhibition Versailles: Treasures from the Palace, this conference showcases the latest ideas about the lives of past people and objects, as well as the living culture of Versailles today. Staged in Canberra, which like Versailles is a planned capital city, centre of government and culture, this is a unique opportunity to explore the enduring influence and resonance of Versailles, its desires and self-perceptions of modernity, from film to fashion to architecture.

Conference // Politics, Emotions and the Periodical Press

Monday, 11 September 2017 - 9:00am - Tuesday, 12 September 2017 - 5:00pm
Sir Roland Wilson Building Theatrette



Politics, Emotions and the Periodical Press, c.1780-1830

11—12 September, 2017

Humanities Research Centre Conference Room
Sir Roland Wilson Building, The Australian National University
120 McCoy Circuit, Acton 2601



Jon Mee (University of York, UK)
Kevin Gilmartin (Caltech, US)
Kim Wheatley (College of William and Mary, US)



Jock MacLeod (Griffith University)
Pete Denney (Griffith University)
Will Christie (Head, Humanities Research Centre)



During the Romantic era, periodicals played an important role in the expansion of the reading public.  As the number and range of periodicals proliferated in Britain in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, these diverse publications came to be regarded as crucial agents of social progress, diffusing knowledge and shaping cultural taste. By focusing on the links between politics and emotions in periodicals, this symposium aims to deepen understanding of the affective dimensions of this crucial phase in the development of public opinion.

Business and the Humanities // 4 November

Friday, 4 November 2016 - 9:00am - 2:00pm
Museum of Sydney


A Conversation on Business and the Humanities



Justice & Police Museum
Cnr of Albert and Phillips Sts, Sydney

9am until 2pm
Friday 4 November 2016


A forum designed to advance the public’s understanding of the role of the humanities and to help overcome barriers between the humanities and the world of business, while asking what needs to be done to ensure that our young people are equipped with the skills and vision necessary to face the challenges of tomorrow.
Speakers include Jennifer Westacott (Chief Executive, Business Council of Australia), David Thodey (CEO, CSIRO), Genevieve Bell (Vice President and Fellow, Intel), and Tony Golsby-Smith (CEO and founder of management consultancy, Second Road).




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Putin's Russia in the Wake of the Cold War Conference

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 - 8:30am - Friday, 26 August 2016 - 12:30pm
Australian Centre on China in the World

The Australian National University (ANU)’s Humanities Research Centre invites registrations for its landmark conference ‘Putin’s Russia in the Wake of the Cold War’.  The conference will be held on the 24th-26th August, 2016 and will be held at the Australian Centre on China in the World at the university in Canberra, Australia.

The primary aim of the conference is to help promote timely, sophisticated and wide-ranging engagement with the received wisdom about the nature and intentions of post-Soviet Russia under President Vladimir Putin.  Its aim too is to promote a transnational conversation inclusive of influential Russian and Russia-based researchers.

Moving Image Cultures in Asian Art // 26-28 August, 2016


Moving Image Cultures in Asian Art

26-28 August 2016

Australian National University, Canberra


Conference: 'Literature in the Global Context'

Friday, 6 May 2016 - 8:30am - 5:30pm
HRC Conference Room A.D.Hope Building #14, ANU


'Literature in the Global Context'

Details and Audio Recordings


Putin’s Russia in the Wake of the Cold War

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 - 9:00am - Friday, 26 August 2016 - 1:00pm
Australian Centre on China in the World


Putin’s Russia in the Wake of the Cold War


24 - 26 August 2016


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History and Authority: Political Vocabularies of the Modern Age, July 2016

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 - 6:00pm - Friday, 29 July 2016 - 6:00pm
China in the World Building #188


History and Authority

Political Vocabularies of the Modern Age




Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University
27-29 July 2016

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Peter Hallward, Kingston University (UK)
Associate Professor Alison Ross, Monash University

Forms of Authority - July 2016

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 - 2:00pm - Friday, 22 July 2016 - 4:15pm
HRC Conference Room, A.D. Hope Building #14


Divided Authorities and Dispossessed Peoples

Aesthetic Dimensions of Political and Critical Theory in the 21st Century

20-22 July, 2016 - The Humanities Research Centre



Keynote speakers

  • Louise Amoore (Durham, UK)
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