Creative Humanities Matters Colloquium

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Creative Humanities Matters Colloquium


The Australasian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres 2018 Annual Meeting and Arts Research in the Creative Humanities Showcase
19-21 November 2018

Creative Humanities Matters provides a lively forum for the presentation and discussion of issues, information and engaging research from the creative humanities sphere. The colloquium addresses complex questions concerning notions of value in the cultural sector, and highlights how creative humanities research and practices involving creativity, multi-disciplinarity and critical thinking can contribute to our capacity to negotiate a rapidly changing world. The event includes keynote addresses from leading experts, panel discussions, workshops, book launches and a film screening. Creative Humanities Matters showcases a range of initiatives including collaborations with collecting institutions, interdisciplinary and creative industry-focused projects, and creative outputs that respond to complex social and cultural issues.

Creative Humanities Matters is hosted by USC’s Arts Research in the Creative Humanities (ARCH) research group, and incorporates the Annual Meeting of the Australasian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres (ACHRC). The ACHRC is a network that connects humanities researchers and centres, promotes relationships with cultural institutions, and seeks to build research capacity, connectivity and institutional knowledge for humanities research.

Register online

For catering purposes, please register online by Friday 9 November.

Download the Creative Humanities Matters Colloquium full program (PDF 2.4MB)

CHMC Keynote speakers
Workshops for HDR students and ECRs
  • Building a Research Trajectory - Professor Will Christie (Head, Humanities Research Centre ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences) and Associate Professor Anna Johnston (ARC Future Fellow and Deputy Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, UQ) provide insights into the essentials of building an academic career.

  • Methods for the Creative Project - Award-winning creative writer Professor Gary Crew (USC) presents a master class on the application of research methods and innovative approaches to creative research undertakings.
Event dinner

Monday 19 November, 7pm at The Dock Mooloolaba

Self-funded, order à la carte from the full menu. Please register so a place will be booked for you.

Where and when?

The Creative Humanities Matters Colloquium will be held in Building C at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs, Queensland, 19-21 November, 2018.

The Sunshine Coast is a fast-growing regional area of South East Queensland approximately 1 hour north of Brisbane; Queensland’s capital and largest city.

How do I get there?

Travel to the Sunshine Coast from Brisbane can be planned on public transport through Translink, South East Queensland’s public transport provider.

See Con-X-ion shuttle bus option from Brisbane airport to the Sunshine Coast 

Alternatively, you can fly directly to the Sunshine Coast. Flights to and from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Auckland are serviced by the Sunshine Coast Airport.

USC has a paid parking system. For more information visit parking.

Where should I stay?

USC’s main campus at Sippy Downs is a 15 minute drive from several of Australia’s most renowned beaches and popular tourist destinations at Maroochydore, Alexandra Headlands, and Mooloolaba. Leafy hinterland areas such as Buderim and, further afield, Maleny and Montville, offer bushwalks and fine dining.

Each of these areas offers accommodation at a range of price points, from hotels and resorts to bed and breakfasts. Airbnb listings start at as little as A$50 per night.

Ensure you plan your journey carefully, checking the distance between your accommodation and the campus, particularly if you are planning on using public transport. The Sunshine Coast is a sprawling region and not all areas are close by to the campus.

A special accommodation rate has been organised for conference delegates at the Mantra on Mooloolaba - refer to the booking form for more information.

See local bus timetables (bus 615 from Mooloolaba River Esp to USC and from USC to Mooloolaba, River Esp)

Contact and sponsors

The Creative Humanities Matters Colloquium is proudly sponsored by the Australasian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres (ACHRC) and USC’s Arts Research in Creative Humanities (ARCH) and Office of Research.

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