Welcome to Flinders Institute for Research in the Humanities

The Institute unites humanities and creative arts-based researchers engaged in creative and reflective investigations of culture and thought. The Institute fosters individual, collaborative and cross-disciplinary projects across a wide range of fields in the Humanities and Creative Arts, in particular through the Institute’s yearly research theme and individual fellowships for selected Institute members. The Institute has a particular commitment to supporting Research Higher Degree students and Early Career Researchers in the Humanities and Creative Arts.

Associate Professor Craig Taylor
Director, Flinders Institute for Research in the Humanities (FIRtH)




We are pleased to annouce that Dr Alice Gorman will be acting as Deputy Director of FIRtH until July, 2017.

Upcoming Conferences and Events


"Undisciplined Austen" - one day symposium

Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 10am - 4pm
Noel Stockdale Room, Central Library, Flinders University, Bedford Park

This one day symposium follows our May gathering during which we asked participants to consider Austen’s connection with their own disciplines in order to initiate interdisciplinary exchange. Each participant will share their more developed papers (20 minutes), with a view to publishing a special journal issue comprised of articles that collectively considers Austen culture unwedded from her disciplinary home of English studies.

If you are interested in joining us, please email Eric Parisot (eric.parisot@flinders.edu.au and immortal. austen@flinders.edu.au)