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

The 47th Annual Symposium of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH) [17-18 Nov 2016] 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.

AASRN’s Chair, Professor Jacqueline Lo, is an invited speaker, and AASRN Convenor, Dr Tseen Khoo is a member of the AAH symposium’s advisory committee. Other AASRN members (to be formally confirmed) will also be speaking at the symposium.

FULL INFORMATION AT THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://symposium.humanities.org.au

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