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
19-20 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 dramatic performance. 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.

CHMC Keynote speakers
  • Professor Julian Meyrick - Strategic Professor of Creative Arts at Flinders University 
  • Dr Anita Heiss - author, poet, social commentator and Lifetime Ambassador of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation
Where and when?

The Creative Humanities Matters colloquium will be held at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs, Queensland, 19-20 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.

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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