ACHRC Annual Conference | GLAMorous Humanities: Working with Cultural and Collecting Institutions

ACHRC Annual Conference | GLAMorous Humanities: Working with Cultural and Collecting Institutions
Cross-section of the Rotunda in Leicester Square in which the panorama of London was exhibited (1801).


9 - 10 November 2017

Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University


From their beginnings, galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (GLAM) have worked with and for scholars in the humanities to build cultural repositories and exhibit the best that was known and imagined in their respective societies. This conference is designed to bring the university and GLAM sector together to reflect on shared achievements and seek ways to improve working relations in the years to come. Presentations by researchers from both sectors who have worked together on major projects will alternate with panels of experienced funders and administrators sharing their knowledge and advice for future collaboration.

The date of the ACHRC Annual Conference is Thursday, 9 November-Friday, 10 November 2017, with a workshop for curators and academics on digitising collections by Dr Mitchell Whitelaw from the ANU School of Art & Design on Wednesday, 8 November 2017.

The Australasian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres (ACHRC) is a network for groups engaged in Humanities-based research. Our aim is to connect Humanities researchers and centres, both within the Australasian region and internationally, and to promote relationships with cultural institutions and sector representative bodies in the wider community. We provide a virtual and physical hub for information about research opportunities and events, and seek to strengthen the public profile of research in the Humanities.

Our Annual Meeting is the central event of the ACHRC calendar. It combines our AGM with a symposium addressing significant practical issues of concern to Humanities-based researchers in the tertiary sector in Australia, New Zealand and beyond, with a focus on research centres as a strategic cornerstone of that sector. We advance our member initiatives such as Humanities in the Regions, Collaborating with Collecting Institutions, and the Early Career Research Network. We run workshops and/or pre-meetings focussing on specific areas of centre-based Humanities research.

Conference program



Accommodation information for participants



Liversidge Apartments - HRC have reserved a limited number of at Liversidge Apartments that can be booked by guests (at the guests' expense). Please contact for details.

University House

New Acton

QT Hotel

Peppers Gallery Hotel

Hotel Hotel

BreakFree Capital Tower

Canberra City


Avenue Hotel

Quest Serviced Apartments

Medina Serviced Apartments


Hotel Realm

East Hotel

Hotel Kurrajong

Burbury Hotel

Rydges Capital Hill


Date & time

Thu 09 Nov 2017, 9am – Fri 10 Nov 2017, 5pm


Sir Roland Wilson Building, ANU


Tully Barnett


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