HRC 50th Anniversary Celebration : Time, Place, Everywhen


Date & time

Mon 29 Jul 2024, 9am – Thu 01 Aug 2024, 6pm


ANU Acton Campus - Locations to be advised

2024 marks the 50th year of the ANU Humanities Research Centre (HRC).

Throughout 2024, the HRC is supporting research into different ideas of time and place and paying respect to Indigenous people through the theme of ‘Time, Place, Everywhen’. Everywhen brings together a sense of ever-present time with people, culture, law, the landscape and cosmos. While the term is associated with ANU anthropologist W.E.H Stanner, the fusion of time and place has deep origins and broad application.

From Monday 29 July to Thursday 1 August 2024, we will be holding our HRC 50th Anniversary Celebration, hosting a range of exciting lectures, workshops, seminars and activities which provide an opportunity to delve into the breadth of the work of the HRC and our community, celebrate our history and look to the future. See Program for more information.

Mon 29 July, 6pm (Refreshments from 5:30pm)
Maree Clarke – HRC 2024 Visiting Fellow – Time, Place, Everywhen : Practicing Reclaiming and Revival
With Maree Clarke (Visual Artist & HRC Visiting Fellow), Dr Laura Rademaker (ANU School of History) and Virgina Rigney (Canberra Museum and Gallery)
RSSS Auditorium 1.28
This project is supported by Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra Glassworks and the Ginninderry Conservation Trust.
Registration essential
Tues 30 July, 9:30am
Tea: East, West, Past, Future
Panellists: Dr Jinghong Zhang (Southern University of Science & Technology & HRC Visiting Fellow) and David Lyons (Founding Director, Australian Tea Cultural Society) 
Chair: Dr Trang X. Ta
Baldessin Precinct Building, Level 4, Room E4.44 

Tues 30 July, 11am
HRC 50th Birthday Morning Tea

Launch of ‘Public Humanities of the Future: Museums, Archives, Universities and Beyond’ Humanities Research Journal, HRC Annual Report and ‘HRC Moments’ video with Prof. Lachlan Blackhall (DVC Research & Innovation). Cutting of the 50th Birthday Cake with Tea Tastings provided by David Lyons
Baldessin Precinct Building, Level 4

Tues 30 July, 5:30pm
My Journey Through Words: Why I Am Writing Again   
Presented by Dr Farjana Mahbuba (ACU)
Held in the ANU Classics Museum

Wed 31 July, 2-4pm
Writing for the Public: A workshop with Scott Stephens
Room E4.44, Baldessin Precinct Building
By application contact Dr Kim Huynh

Wed 31 July, 6pm
The HRC 50th Anniversary Distinguished Lecture
How to Withstand the Threats to our Shared Humanity: "The Only Way to Fight the Plague is with Decency"
Presenter: Scott Stephens, ABC Religion & Ethics
RSSS Auditorium 1.28

Thurs 1 Aug, 2pm 
In collaboration with the Centre for Early Modern Studies
Manuscripts and Early Modern Identities
An afternoon symposium with Emeritus Professor Will Christie (ANU), Professor Helen Fulton (Bristol University and HRC Visiting Fellow), Professor Rosalind Smith (ANU), Dr Tania Cowell (ANU) and Mr Geraint Evans (Swansea University and HRC Visiting Fellow).
Baldessin Precinct Building, room E4.44
More details to come

Contact the HRC for any enquiries. 

Updated:  16 July 2024/Responsible Officer:  Head, Centre/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications