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Conversations Across the Creek Series


Conversations Across the Creek

HRC Interdisciplinary Series


Debates about Two Cultures may be buried in snow, or sand in the case of this wide brown land, but Sullivan’s Creek flows across our national university physically separating the sciences on one bank and the humanities and social sciences on the other. Or so it would seem. Conversations across the Creek is an initiative, under the auspices of the Head of the Humanities Research Centre (HRC) and the Director of the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS), to provide a space for continuing dialogue among ANU scientists, social scientists and humanities scholars – with the aim of providing food for thought (and lunch) and of stimulating and unearthing research and teaching collaborations across the University.

At meetings scheduled on the second Friday of each month. from 12.00-1.30pm, two humanities scholars or social scientists and two scholars from the physical sciences will be invited to communicate their latest research to colleagues from all over the University. These four 10-minute presentations will be followed by interdisciplinary discussions and will take place over an informal lunch at the Humanities Research Centre conference room in the A.D. Hope Building (14).


Head of the HRC, Prof. Will Christie, fielding questions for the Vice-Chancellor at our launch event in March 2016.



October 2016 Poster


Past Events

August 2016 Poster Podcast

May 2016 Poster - Podcast

April 2016 - Poster - Podcast

March 2016 (Launch, with VC Brian Schmidt) - Poster


Podcasts, recorded live at each event, are made available online each month via Experience ANU.


Updated: 14 October 2016/ Responsible Officer:  Head, HRC / Page Contact:  HRC administration