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2014 Chass National Forum


Wed 8 Oct 2014, 9:00am–5:30pm
Thu 9 Oct 2014, 9:00am–5:00pm

Where: Woodward Conference Centre, Melbourne University, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General - Day 1: $150.00
  • General - Day 2: $250.00
  • General - Australia Prizes Dinner: $150.00
  • General Early bird Package (Day 1 + Day 2 + Dinner): $450.00
  • Student/Concession - Day 1: $130.00
  • Student/Concession - Day 2: $230.00
  • Student/Concession - Australia Prizes Dinner: $130.00
  • Student/Concession Early Bird package (Day 1 + Day 2 + Dinner): $425.00
  • Student Only Package (Day 1 + Day 2): $350.00
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Theme: Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences and the Public Good

Over the course of two days, researchers, political leaders, policy makers and artists will examine how humanities, arts and social sciences can help us deal with contemporary social problems.

Take advantage of the early bird Forum packages (General and Student/Concession) and save $50 per person! Register before 31 August 2014.

Note: This is a draft program and is subject to change.

Day I - Wednesday, 8 October

0815 - 0900hrs Registrations Arrival Tea/Coffee
0900 - 0910hrs Welcome Address CHASS President Professor John Simons, Executive Dean of Arts, Macquarie University
0910 - 0920hrs Welcome to Country
0920 - 0930hrs Welcome Address TBC
0930 - 1020hrs The Art of Belonging by Hugh Mackay
1020 - 1050hrs Earth Hour and Other Poems by David Malouf
1050 - 1115hrs Morning Tea & Design Institute of Australia’s 2014 AGOTYA Awards Showcase
1115 - 1215hrs Panel Discussion - The Impact of HASS Research


Professor Ian William Chubb AC, Chief Scientist of Australia
Professor Denise Meredyth, Executive Director - Humanities and Creative Arts, Australian Research Council
Dr Christina Parolin, Executive Director, Australian Academy of the Humanities
Emeritus Professor Graeme Turner FAHA, Founding Director of the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies, University of Queensland

1215 - 1225hrs Performance TBC
1225 - 1315hrs Speed Dating for HASS Researchers


Dr. Tom Clark, College of Arts, Victoria University; President, Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association (AULLA)
Associate Professor Karen Farquharson, Swinburne University of Technology
Associate Professor Jo Lindsay, School of Social Sciences, Monash University; President, The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)
Professor Graham Oppy FAAH, School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies (SOPHIS), Monash University; Chair of Council, Australasian Association of Philosophy (AAP)
Associate Professor Robert Phiddian, School of Humanities and Creative Arts, Flinders University; Director, Australasian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres (ACHRC)
Professor Deb Verhoeven, School of Communication and Creative Arts, Deakin University
Associate Professor Andrea Witcomb, Director, Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia, Deakin University


Dr Susannah Eliott, CEO, Australian Science Media Centre
Julie Hare, Editor - Higher Education, The Australian
Andrew Jaspan, Editor-in-Chief, The Conversation
1315 - 1415hrs Lunch
1420 - 1515hrs A Planet-Changing Species: The Role of the Humanities in the Anthropocene by Professor David Christian FAAH
1515 - 1540hrs Afternoon Tea
1540 - 1640hrs Panel Discussion: Safeguarding Freedom of Expression


Emma Bennison, CEO, Arts Access Australia
The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG
John Roskam, Executive Director, Institute of Public Affairs
Tim Wilson, Australian Human Rights Commissioner
1640 - 1730hrs Welcome to the 21st century: risk, fear and terror - Professor Anthony Elliott in Conversation with Frank Furedi
1730hrs Close of Day I

1845 - 2200 hrs: The CHASS Australia Prizes Dinner, Queen’s Hall, Parliament House, Melbourne. Keynote speakers: Senator the Hon George Brandis QC & Rupert Myer AM. Special poetry reading session by Les Murray AO.

Day II Thursday, 9 October

0930hrs Registrations Arrival Tea/Coffee
1000 - 1230hrs Master Class: Applying for Australian Research Council (ARC) Grants - Professor Denise Meredyth, Executive Director, Humanities and Creative Arts, Australian Research Council
1230 - 1330hrs Master Class: Research, Public Engagement and Impact - Professor Paul Gough, Pro Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President, Design & Social Context, RMIT University
1330 - 1415hrs Lunch
1415 - 1645hrs Master Class: Powerful Partnerships - Emeritus Professor Steven Schwartz AM, Executive Director, Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
1645 - 1700hrs Close