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Senator Kim Carr and Curtin academics prominent in key humanities conference

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The Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities’ (DASSH) annual conference, held in Fremantle recently, saw some of the most renowned names in politics, media and academia in attendance.

DASSH is the authoritative agency on research, teaching and learning for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities in Australian and New Zealand universities, and supports responsibility in the governance and management of research and teaching and learning in their universities.

Organised by Curtin and the other Western Australian universities, the three day event featured several keynote speakers, including Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science & Research, whose speech detailed the Australian Government’s vision for the future of humanities, creative arts and social sciences.

From Curtin’s Faculty of Humanities, Pro Vice-Chancellor Majella Franzmann and Dean for Teaching and Learning Sue Trinidad, were on hand. Other highlights included Dr Janet Holmes a Court, Dr Michael Chaney, and The Australian’s Julie Hare speaking in a forum entitled Advocacy for the Arts.

For information visit the DASSH website.

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