Public Culture Project

Led by Professor Message, Head of the HRC and Director of the ACHRC, the Public Culture Project (PCP) is made up of an informal range of research centres, institutes, organisations and networks, comprising groups of people, often from different disciplines, working together to build communities of practice across specific areas of research or social need. These may be long-term ongoing collaborations or convened around specific projects or current issues, and will extend to community-initiated research processes and goals. A particular aim of the Public Culture Project (PCP) is to facilitate its members contribute meaningfully to public culture, to ensure that the humanities and social sciences take their place at the centre of civil society.

The Public Culture Project is an organic and process-oriented series that aims to:

  • Generate critical mass focused on building networks, capacity, and shared resources to enable interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary team and project work across institutional boundaries.
  • Enhance the profile and visibility of humanities research by creating a coordinated platform for public engagement, impact, and mutually beneficial translational research processes beyond the university sector.
  • Establish or expand inclusive multi-disciplinary collaborative and team-based public programs across research and other public culture centres and existing networks.
  • Improve recognition within the traditional research sector (universities, funding bodies, and governments) of the value of knowledge produced through public-oriented research methods, processes and outcomes.

If you would like to be involved in this project in any way (as an individual researcher or on behalf of a university, organisation, or community), please email


Activism and Literature Book Club

“What is Public Humanities and Public Culture?” lecture

“Cultural Conversations: Ideas, Practice Networking” cross-sector discussion series

HRC public programs

ACHRC and programs

CHCI Public Humanities Network

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