Welcome to the Humanities Research Centre

The Humanities Research Centre (HRC) was established in 1972 as a national and international centre for excellence and a catalyst for innovative and interdisciplinary scholarship within the ANU and beyond. The HRC was the first such Centre ever established in Australia, as it happens, and over the forty five years of its existence it has hosted, temporarily but highly productively, many of the world’s leading humanities scholars.

Let me welcome you to the HRC, and invite you to join us in engaging with the questions of meaning and value that are the special province of the humanities – but only because they are the special province of all responsive and reflective human beings.

Will Christie
Head of the HRC

Updated:  14 May 2021/Responsible Officer:  Head, Centre/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications