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Congress of HASS shared plenary panel

Both of the below panels will run from 5:45pm and will be followed by drinks and canapés from 7pm - 9pm. Although both events are free, to ensure we have enough catering for everyone, registration is essential. 

Monday November 27, 5.45pm 

Congress of HASS shared plenary panel: The Future of HASS in the University 

In the context of the Universities Accord process, this panel will be a facilitated discussion with panellists reflecting on how HASS is faring in the University sector, including its reputation with students, employers, and the wider community. 

  • Lisa Adkins (Dean of Faculty of Arts and Social Science, University of Sydney)
  • Frank Bongiorno (Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences and Professor of History ANU)
  • Rhonda Itaoui (Centre for Western Sydney, Western Sydney University)
  • Gabriel Miller (President and Chief Executive Officer, Federation for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Canada)
  • Facilitator – Luke Slattery (Higher Education journalist)


Thursday November 30, 5.45pm  

Congress of HASS shared plenary panel: The Future of HASS Research

The panel will be a facilitated discussion reflecting on HASS research is faring and likely to fare in the near future, including its role in addressing contemporary and future challenges and the likely funding context HASS researchers will face. The Federal Government’s acceptance of the recommendations of the recent Review of the Australian Research Council Act provides a background for the discussion.

  • Anika Gauja (Executive Director for Economic, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Australian Research Council)
  • Terry Flew (Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow – Professor of Digital Communication and Culture at The University of Sydney)
  • Kylie Brass (Director of Policy and Research, Australian Academy of the Humanities).
  • Facilitator – Matthew Champion (Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences and Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Melbourne)




Monday, November 27, 2023, 5:45 PM until Thursday, November 30, 2023, 9:00 PM AUS Eastern Time (UTC+10:00)
Wallace Lecture Theatre 200, University of Sydney
Western Ave
Camperdown , NSW  2050

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Sally Daly
Congress of HASS
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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The Future of HASS in the University
The Future of HASS Research