[SydPhil] The Humanities and the Sciences: A Colloquium

Stefan Alexander Gawronski sgaw5535 at uni.sydney.edu.au
Thu Sep 17 16:30:23 AEST 2015

The Humanities Research Centre, ANU, presents:

The Humanities and the Sciences: A Colloquium
Friday, 9 October 2015, 9:00am — 5:00pm
The Auditorium, Australian Centre on China in the World, China in the World Building 188, Fellows Lane, ANU


Professor Brian Schmidt
Nobel Laureate and Distinguished Professor, Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow, and astrophysicist in ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences.

Professor Gary Tomlinson
John Hay Whitney Professor of Music and the Humanities and Director of the Whitney Humanities Centre, Yale University.

Professor Richard Arculus
Research School of Earth Sciences, ANU, distinguished geologist, deep-sea volcanologist and lead investigator with the International Ocean Discovery Program.

Professor Paul Griffiths
Professor of Philosophy, and Domain Leader for Society and Environment, Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney.

A one-day colloquium to interrogate the common assumption that these two broad, competitive cultures operate divisively within our universities and our society.  Four major thinkers — two scientists, two from the humanities — have been invited to address the question of the similarities and differences between the sciences and the humanities, and to tell us how the two sets of disciplines might relate better to each other, and what they could contribute to each other — and beyond that, of course, to society as a whole.

Built around these four keynote lectures, the colloquium will include an open session in which the audience is invited to interact with a panel of scholars from both the sciences and the humanities discussing ideas and methodologies practised and shared across both research cultures.

Registration required:
hrc at anu.edu.au<mailto:hrc at anu.edu.au>
This Colloquium is free and open to the public.

Colette.Gilmour at anu.edu.au<mailto:Colette.Gilmour at anu.edu.au>

Please visit websites for further information:

Humanities Research Centre
School of Literature, Language and Linguistics
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
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