Networking the Humanities: The Inaugural Annual Meeting of the Australian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres (ACHRC)

Hosted by the Flinders Institute for Research in the Humanities in partnership with RiAus (the Royal Institution of Australia).


Monday, 25 and Tuesday, 26 July 2011 at The Science Exchange (55 Exchange Place, Adelaide).


This event is designed to connect Humanities research centres and cultural institutions from across Australia and invite participation in a series of practical sessions, while also introducing the ACHRC.

Professor Srinivas Aravamudan, President of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI) and Dean of Humanities at Duke University, will be this year’s guest speaker.  

Registration_ACHRC 2011.pdf (PDF 29KB)


Provisional programme (subject to revision; last updated 27 June).

Monday, 25 July:  
10.00 a.m. - 10.30 a.m. Welcome, opening remarks, introductions
10.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. Session One: Assessing What Matters in Humanities Research
12.30 p.m. - 1.30 p.m. Lunch
1.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. Session Two: Working in New Ways with Collections
3.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. Afternoon tea
3.30 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. Session Three: Keynote Address, Professor Srinivas Aravamudan, followed by discussion
5.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. Drinks, hosted by CHASS
Tuesday, 26 July:  
9.00 a.m. - 10.30 a.m. Session Four: "Thinking Big" in the Humanities, featuring Success Models
10.30 a.m. - 11.00 a.m. Morning tea
11.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. Session Five: ACHRC Inaugural General Meeting
12.30 p.m. - 1.30 p.m. Lunch
1.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. Session Six: Networking, Finding Opportunities and Connections
3.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. Closing remarks

 For more information about individual sessions, please visit the ACHRC website.


Accommodation options within walking distance of the Meeting venue include:

  • Majestic Roof Garden Hotel (55 Frome Street, Adelaide)
  • Medina Grand Adelaide Treasury (2 Flinders Street, Adelaide)
  • The Sebel Playford Adelaide (120 North Terrace, Adelaide)
  • Stamford Plaza Adelaide (150 North Terrace, Adelaide)