Australian Academy of the Humanities 48th Symposium
The University of Western Australia and WA Maritime Museum in Fremantle
15‒17 November 2017
Wednesday 15 November, The University of Western Australia
Thursday 16 and Friday 17 November, WA Maritime Museum in Fremantle.
Registration: Opens on Wednesday 12 July, 2017 at the Australian Academy of the Humanities Australian Academy of the Humanities website.
Full program and registration: https://www.humanities.org.au/symposia/2017-symposium
The Symposium program will explore three related questions:
- How is contemporary Australia shaped by these long intellectual and emotional histories regarding human rights and humanitarianism?
- Can we identify a distinctively Australian perspective on these questions?
- What are the challenges for Australia today in engaging with human rights related to matters as wide-ranging as sexuality, disability activism, Indigenous rights, linguistic imperialism, refugees, and religious freedoms.
Coinciding with Symposium, is the annual Academy Lecture to be given by novelist, descendant of the Noongar people of Western Australia and Honorary Academy Fellow Professor Kim Scott.
The Academy’s annual Fellows’ events will occur in conjunction with the Symposium program, with Academy meetings and Fellows’ Dinner on Friday 17 November and the Annual General Meeting held Saturday 18 November.
- Professor Susan Broomhall FAHA (The University of Western Australia)
- Professor Jane Lydon FAHA (The University of Western Australia)
- Professor Alan Dench FAHA (Curtin University)
- Professor Baden Offord (Curtin University)