This special occasion forms part of the Australian Academy of the Humanities 50th anniversary program of events. These events acknowledge the vital role of the humanities in helping us understand our past, make sense of our present, and ensure a humanised future for all people.
The Gender-based Violence roundtable discussion will draw on the expertise of leading experts in the field of gender-based violence to explore the latest findings in scholarship in the humanities and social sciences on this pressing global problem. Speakers will examine how gender-based violence is represented across a wide range of media and texts to sustain cultures of abuse; how gender-based violence has evolved from an historical perspective through to the present; and how cultural and workplace contexts contribute to perpetuating these harms. The discussion will draw on current research from Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region and consider the policy implications of the discussion.
This is a free public event.
The program will commence at 4pm, with a reception to follow at 5pm.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Dr Sarah Cook — UNSW Director, Institute for Global Development (roundtable moderator)
- Associate Professor Jan Breckenridge — Co-Convener, UNSW Gendered Violence Research Network
- Professor Vera Mackie — Director, Centre for Critical Human Rights Research, University of Wollongong
- Michele Robinson — Director, Evidence to Action, Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS)
- Professor Zhang Yi — Chinese Academy of Social Science’s National Academy of Social Development
Other upcoming events
The Australian Academy of the Humanities will also be presenting the following public event in Sydney as part of their 50th anniversary:
Workforce Futures — Humanising our Digital Transformation
Wednesday 18 September
State Library of New South Wales