REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN for this year’s Australian Academy of the Humanities Symposium Asia-Australia: Transnational Connections to be held in Melbourne, 17–18 November 2016.

The 47th AAH 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. Features AASRN members and friends Jacqueline Lo, Tseen Khoo, Audrey Yue, Monika Winarnita, and AAH President and long-time supporter of AASRN, John Fitzgerald.

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. Features Ien Ang, Kam Louie, and Fazal Rizvi. 

The Academy gratefully acknowledges support for this year’s Symposium from our principal sponsor La Trobe University and our sponsors ACOLA, RMIT University, Swinburne University of Technology, the University of Melbourne and Monash University.

Please visit http://symposium.humanities.org.au/ to find out more and to register for the Symposium.

The AAH Annual Symposium provides a terrific opportunity to meet up with old and new colleagues and hear about the exciting work of Australian humanities researchers. Join us in Melbourne – all welcome!