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Hangs podcast – UQ Art Museum

Hangs podcast, by the UQ Art Museum Episode 3: Wildebeests, joyful sinning & the cult of nothing. JUST RELEASED! Listen and subscribe   Join Bri Lee (Founding Editor, Hot Chicks with Big Brains) and Matt Ford (Aboriginal Comedy Allstars and ABC Comedy Up Late) as they hang out and chat wildebeests, joyful sinning and the cult of nothing. Bri and Matt tour UQ Art Museum’s exhibition, ‘Ecstasy: Baroque and Beyond’. In each episode of Hangs we’re joined by two different personalities who share their ideas and stories as they wander through our current exhibition. Episode 3 produced by Amani Vassiliou.   More information: https://www.artmuseum.uq.edu.au

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Susan Best and Catherine Speck elected to the Australian Academy of the Humanities

Congratulations to Susan Best and Catherine Speck on their election to the Australian Academy of the Humanities From the AAH: Leading experts in arts and culture are among 23 leading figures in the humanities to be elected to the Australian Academy of the Humanities – the highest honour for achievement in the humanities in Australia. “I am delighted to welcome our new Fellows, elected in recognition of their outstanding scholarship and practice in the humanities disciplines,” said newly elected President of the Academy, Professor Joy Damousi FASSA FAHA. “Their expertise is central to our capacity to understand and engage with […]

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Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences (HASS) – ARC Centres of Excellence Workshop – ARC Majura Theatre – December 11, 2017

The Australian Academy of Humanities, Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities and Australian Research Council are convening a one-day workshop for potential HASS applicants for the forthcoming ARC Centres of Excellence rounds. The workshop will feature presentations and roundtable sessions with the ARC and Centre Directors, who will share insights on the application and assessment process, advice on developing bids and strategies for success. We would like to invite researchers and research teams applying in the 2018 round and those preparing for 2023 to attend. The workshop is also open […]

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The Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies, UWA – Bridging Gaps: National Identity in Persona, Branding, and Activism

The Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies is proud to announce Associate Professor Sean Redmond as the keynote speaker for our 6th international conference “Bridging Gaps: National Identity in Persona, Branding, and Activism“ in Perth, Australia this December. Guest registration and program for the conference are now available at http://cmc-centre.com/conferences/2017perth/. Details of the conference are below. Bridging Gaps: National Identity in Persona, Branding, and Activism University of Western Australia Perth, Western Australia December 8-10, 2017With the rise of Web 2.0,  people brand themselves through social media as a singular person. The  online visibility of their brand often takes precedence  over social contributions. Their online presentation, […]

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Association RIdIM: Conference, Canterbury, UK, 9-12 July, 2018 – Music and image in cultural, social and political discourse

Association RIdIM: Conference, Canterbury, UK, 9-12 July, 2018 Music and image in cultural, social and political discourse   One of the most distinctive features of any cultural, social and/or political movement is its soundtrack—to the point where the music and its associated iconography may outlive the message for later generations. With or without words, the music and images accompanying social and cultural change are often their most powerful bequests to contemporary culture.   The annual conference of Association RIdIM welcomes proposals for papers which make a contribution to our ongoing discussion of music and image in cultural, social and political […]

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Art of nation: Australia’s official art and photography of the First World War

The Australian War Memorial has launched Art of nation: Australia’s official art and photography of the First World War, a digital interpretation of the earliest plans for the Memorial. Australian official war historian and Memorial founder Charles Bean sketched the design for this building in 1919 as he returned home to Australia following the First World War. During the war, artists and photographers were deployed to the front to witness and record the war first hand. Bean’s imagined building contains separate galleries housing the official war art and photography collections. The large paintings are exhibited in a dedicated art gallery for the […]

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News from the University of Queensland

Nancy Underhill, founder of the UQ Department of Art History and inaugural Director of the University of Queensland Art Museum has been appointed Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland. Please find the invitation to Art History 40th Birthday Party at the University of Queensland December 11 2017 – https://alumni.uq.edu.au/event/session/4641

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Workshop – Collaborating Around Collections

Australian cultural institutions hold growing digital collections: a major resource, and a platform for access, engagement and research; they also come with challenges that will require new knowledge, innovative practice, and ongoing investigation. Emerging lab models and collaborative initiatives within the GLAM sector show great promise; so how can universities best work with the GLAM sector to help realise the potential of our digital collections? This one-day workshop aims to support future collaborations through: Understanding what’s already working through cross-sector case studies; Establishing shared aims and agendas for broader collaboration Mapping challenges and opportunities across both sectors Speakers will include: […]

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Power Publications Prize for Indigenous Art Research

Interested in research and scholarly writing on Indigenous art? With an aim to foster critical understandings of Australian Indigenous art and culture, the Power Institute has established a dissertation prize for the best PhD, DPhil or Master by Research written on Indigenous art. The prize will be financial ($2,000) and the winning author will be invited to present their research at the University of Sydney. Academic supervisors will be invited to nominate candidates and a jury led by Professor Ian McLean, of the University of Melbourne, will select an awardee. Applications close September 2017. The prizes will be awarded annually […]

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