Australian Academy of the Humanities 47th Annual Symposium: Asia Australia Transnational Connections

Event Dates: 17-18 November 2016
Event Location: State Library of Victoria, Melbourne
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Around 17% of people living and working in Australia identify as being of Asian origin. 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 andProfessor Nick Bisley.