Public Lectures

19
Apr
2020

CANCELLED Why Portraits Matter

The HRC Annual Cultural Institutions Lecture 2020 In collaboration with the the National Portrait Gallery, the Humanities Research Centre welcomes Ludmilla...
27
Mar
2020

CANCELLED Books that Changed Humanity: The Australian Legend

  BOOKS THAT CHANGED HUMANITY Russel Ward’s The Australian Legend (1958) began life as a doctoral thesis in history at the Australian National University –...
12
Mar
2020

Works that Shaped the World: Beethoven

ABOUT THIS LECTURE In 1794 Joseph Haydn wrote a sonata for the brilliant pianist Therese Jansen, a work of astonishing depth and complexity. A year later his...
03
Mar
2020

A Quaker-Chartist

HRC SEMINAR Among the unsung figures of Australia’s Liberal political history, Joseph Jones (1824–1887), a Welsh Quaker emigrant, does not figure highly....
27
Feb
2020

Finding Ourselves from Ptolemy to GPS: Creating, Exploring, and Communicating Personal Cartographies with Technology

  The Annual HRC/CDHR Lecture in Digital Humanities and Public Culture It is relatively simple to ask how human beings locate themselves with technology: in...
05
Dec
2019

Behind Closed Doors: Complaints and Institutional Violence

This lecture draws on interviews conducted with staff and students who have made complaints within universities that relate to unfair, unjust or unequal...
27
Sep
2019

Books that Changed Humanity | Gulliver's Travels

Books that Changed Humanity is an initiative of the Humanities Research Centre, based at the Australian National University. The HRC invites experts to...

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