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AAH 47th Annual Symposium Melbourne 2016

Over two million Australians claim Asian descent. What does this mean for understanding Australia and its connections across the region?

The 47th Annual Symposium will bring together humanities experts, cultural leaders, industry representatives and policy makers to consider how transnational experiences, networks and modes of engagement will shape Australia’s future in the region.

Day 1 of the Symposium will showcase new theoretical approaches and research methodologies that explicitly engage with the connections between Asia and Australia, drawing on perspectives from the creative arts, philosophy, literature, history, religion and performative culture.

Day 2 will focus on the unique and critical perspectives that humanities researchers bring to policy development in areas as diverse as trade and investment with Asia, languages, science and research diplomacy, and innovation. It will also profile the Academy’s current ARC−Learned Academies Special Projects report, The Humanities in the Asia Region.

The convenors of the 47th Annual Symposium are Professor Peta Tait FAHA and Professor Nick Bisley.

They are supported by an advisory group including Professor John Makeham FAHA, Dr Tseen Khoo, Professor Craig Jeffrey and Professor John Fitzgerald FAHA.

La Trobe University is the host and principal sponsor of the Symposium, which will be held at State Library Victoria in Melbourne.

Registration and accommodation details to follow shortly.

Events at a glance

Confirmed Speakers

Professor Ien Ang FAHA

Professor Stephen C. Angle

Professor Stuart Cunningham AM FAHA

Dr Mabel Lee FAHA

Professor Jacqueline Lo

Professor Kam Louie FAHA

Professor Peter McPhee AM FASSA FAHA

Professor Tessa Morris-Suzuki FAHA

Professor John Powers FAHA

Professor Fazal Rizvi FASSA

Dr Tsan-Huang Tsai

Dr Monika Swasti Winarnita

2016 Academy Lecture

Professor John Fitzgerald FAHA
Academy President

Symposium Day 1: Thursday

Thurs 17 Nov · 9.15am–5.15pm
[Registrations open at 8.45am]
State Library Victoria
328 Swanston St · Melbourne

Symposium Reception

Thurs 17 Nov · 6pm–8:00pm
State Library Victoria
328 Swanston St · Melbourne

Speaker: Professor John Dewar, Vice-Chancellor, La Trobe University

Symposium Day 2: Friday

Fri 18 Nov · 9.30am–4.15pm
[Registrations open at 8.30am]
State Library Victoria
328 Swanston St · Melbourne

New Fellows’ Drinks [By invitation only]

Fri 18 Nov · 6pm–7pm
The Pavilion
Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Rd · Melbourne

Fellows’ Dinner [Fellows only]

Fri 18 Nov · 7pm–10:00pm
The Pavilion
Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Rd · Melbourne

Section Meetings [Fellows only]

Sat 19 Nov · 8.30am–12 noon
State Library Victoria
328 Swanston St · Melbourne

Annual General Meeting [Fellows only]

Sat 19 Nov · 1pm–3pm
State Library Victoria
328 Swanston St · Melbourne

Our sponsors

The Academy gratefully acknowledges support for this year’s Symposium from our Sponsors.


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