Our primary function is to facilitate connection and provide support for the production of research excellence and translation. Within the ANU, our remit is to provide leadership for the diverse communities of researchers in and across all centres working in or with humanities disciplines or methods. We also enable opportunities that can come from interpersonal, interdisciplinary, and cross-institutional engagements beyond disciplinary or university communities.
As the HRC approaches its 50th anniversary celebration, our commitment to engaging with matters of public culture has grown to reflect the increasing urgency of public awareness of the value of critical thinking, collaborative and multidisciplinary research, and ethical leadership. We facilitate networks and teamwork between cutting edge research and cultural and civic institutions, and support the development of research that contributes to the intellectual and cultural life of the nation, and the people and communities with whom we work.
A prominent role for the humanities in public discourse has never been more evident or necessary. We invite you to join us in reflecting on the lessons of the past and engaging in conversations about the issues that confront us now and into the future.
I hope that we will have more opportunities to meet in person and also continue to build and be of value to our online researchers, partners, and communities. Wherever you are located, please stay in touch!
Head, Humanities Research Centre 2022+