Future, Humanities

Brisbane to host the 50th Academy of the Humanities Symposium – “Humanising the Future”

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Submission by: Prof. Greg Hainge

Brisbane is proud to host the Australian Academy of the Humanities 50th annual symposium, which includes free public events, from 13-15 November 2019. The Australian Academy of the Humanities is Australia’s national body for the humanities, advocating for the contributions of art, culture, and the humanities make. As an organisation, the Academy of the Humanities provides a number of valuable services including,  independent and authoritative advice (including to government agencies) on policies, projects, research, and reports to ensure ethical, historical and cultural perspectives inform discussions regarding Australia’s future challenges and opportunities. The Academy also ensures that excellence in the humanities disciplines are recognised and promoted through international engagement and research collaboration. Continue reading “Brisbane to host the 50th Academy of the Humanities Symposium – “Humanising the Future””

cultural history, Discrimination, Immigration, LGBTIQ, memory, Spanish, trauma

Perceived Discrimination in Contemporary Australian Society: Dr. Sol Rojas-Lizana

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Submission by: Dr. Sol Rojas-Lizana

Rojas-Lizana, Sol. The Discourse of Perceived Discrimination: Perspectives from Contemporary Australian Society. Routledge, 2019.

A new publication from Dr. Sol Rojas-Lizana, The Discourse of Perceived Discrimination: Perspectives from Contemporary Australian Society, is due for release on 4 October 2019. This book, which explores discrimination against two minority groups in contemporary Australia: LGBTIQ community and Spanish-speaking immigrants from the perspective of the victims, is somewhat timely in its publication. As Australian society becomes increasingly diverse, the voices of minority groups are no longer a distant rumble in the background. However despite changing social norms and community acceptance of groups such as LGBTIQ and foreign immigrants, unfortunately the experience of overt and casual racism and discrimination is still prevalent. Continue reading “Perceived Discrimination in Contemporary Australian Society: Dr. Sol Rojas-Lizana”

literature, Spanish

Latin American Studies Seminar Series – Requiem with Yellow Butterflies

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The University of Queensland is excited to announce that Dr James Halford will be joining them as part of the Latin American Studies Seminar series on Friday 13 September 2019.

Dr. James Halford writes fiction and essays, lectures in creative writing at UQ, and publishes academic work on contemporary Australian and Latin American literature. Continue reading “Latin American Studies Seminar Series – Requiem with Yellow Butterflies”