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Conversations Across the Creek 2022

The potential, challenges, processes and realities of collaboration, conversation, and contestation across, between, and with, humanities and science disciplines will be explored in this series, which brings together researchers from diverse fields working together or using innovative methodologies from other fields to address a specific issue or topic. It shows that despite our disciplinary norms, practices of open curiosity, critical thinking, and team-work underpins research excellence across the ANU.

Our discussion topics present issues and concerns at the heart of both humanities and science research, and significance for the community at large. The speakers show that despite being based in ‘home’ disciplines as diverse as archaeology, anthropology, history, visual art, astronomy, medicine, and demography, our research methods and solutions are always improved through dialogue across difference.

Conversations Across the Creek has been running for several years to provide a space for continuing dialogue among ANU scientists, social scientists, and humanities scholars. It recognises that despite the physical separation of the sciences from the humanities on our campus (separated by Sullivan’s Creek), shared intellectual spaces and communities of practice continue to grow apace, and with great results.

In 2022, the series is convened by Kylie Message (HRC), Anna-Sophie Jurgens (Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science), Elisa de Courcy (Centre for Art History and Art Theory), Alison Behie (School of Archaeology and Anthropology), and Ruth Morgan (Centre for Environmental History).

Video presentations of the conversations will be shared on the HRC /ANU website via You Tube thanks to the expertise of Amr Tawfik (School of Art and Design).

Past conversations can be found below.

 

2022 Program

 

August: Increasing understandings of maternal health threats through cross-disciplinary research

Cynthia Parayiwa (PhD student, School of Archaeology and Anthropology), Dr Mike Roettger, School of Demography), Dr Amita Bansal (JCSMR). Chair: Dr Alison Behie (School of Archaeology and Anthropology)
Wednesday 17 August, 2022. 1pm -2pm
Green Couch Room, Peter Baume Building 42A, ANU
 

September: Biodiversity  Cancelled due to announcement of Public Holiday on Sept 22

Professor Arnagretta Hunter (medicine), Professor Mitch Whitelaw (School of Art and Design), Cameron Boyle (PhD student, School of Sociology). Chair: Dr Ruth Morgan
Thursday 22 September, 2022. 1pm -2pm
RSSS Auditorium, 1.28, Building 146, Ellery Cres ACTON


October: Visualising research

Dr Anna Madeleine Raupach (School of Art and Design), Dr Mathieu Leclerc (School of Archaeology and Anthropology), Dr Martyn Jolly (School of Art and Design). Chairs: Dr Anna-Sophie Jurgens (Australian National Centre for the Public Communication of Science), Dr Elisa de Courcy (Centre for Art History and Art Theory)
Thursday 20 October, 2022.
10:30am - 11:30am
RSSS Auditorium, 1.28, Building 146, Ellery Cres ACTON

Upcoming events

Conversations Across the Creek: Visualising research

10.30–11.30am 20 Oct 2022

Conversations Across the Creek has been running for several years to provide a space for continuing dialogue among ANU scientists, social scientists, and...

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Past events

Conversations Across the Creek: Increasing Understandings of Maternal Health Threats through Cross-disciplinary Research

17 Aug 2022

Conversations Across the Creek has been running for several years to provide a space for continuing dialogue among ANU scientists, social scientists, and...

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Conversations across the Creek: Bushfire Summer

16 Oct 2020

Three scholars studying bushfires from different disciplinary and institutional perspectives will share their research and reflections on the nation's Bushfire...

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Conversations across the Creek: Decolonizing the University

9 Oct 2020

Arguing that the institution of the university has been broadly complicit with colonialism, the call to “decolonize” universities and academic practices has...

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Conversations across the Creek: Pill Testing

25 Sep 2020

   Pill testing, or drug checking, is a medically supervised intervention focussed on providing reliable and non-discriminatory information to people who...

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Conversations across the Creek: Microbes and Masses

21 Aug 2020

  There is no escape. Microbes are among the masses: too small to see but dangerous on a global scale. A killer coronavirus has been given the suffix ‘19’, to...

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Conversations Across the Creek: Landscape Regeneration in Australia and Beyond

11 Oct 2019

Conversations Across the Creek is an initiative by the Humanities Research Centre (HRC) and the Research School of Chemistry (RSC) to provide a space for...

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An Investigation in Digital Humanities: Analysis and Visualization of the 山海经 (Shanhaijing)

13 Sep 2019

Conversations Across the Creek is an initiative by the Humanities Research Centre (HRC) and the Research School of Chemistry (RSC) to provide a space for...

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Conversations by the Creek | A Curious Collaboration? The Art and Science of ‘Sounds of Space’

9 Aug 2019

Conversations Across the Creek is an initiative by the Humanities Research Centre (HRC) and the Research School of Chemistry (RSC) to provide a space for...

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Water in Africa—Transnational and Interdisciplinary Approaches

10 May 2019

Conversations Across the Creek is an initiative by the Humanities Research Centre (HRC) and the Research School of Chemistry (RSC) to provide a space for...

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Conversations Across the Creek | Indigenous Australian Genomics and Pharmacogenetics: Health, Privacy and Relevance

12 Apr 2019

Conversations Across the Creek is an initiative by the Humanities Research Centre (HRC) and the Research School of Chemistry (RSC) to provide a space for...

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