[csaa-forum] Wellington, New Zealand, Graeme Turner Public lecture: The Future of the Humanities

Tilley, Elspeth E.Tilley at massey.ac.nz
Wed Oct 7 08:08:43 ACST 2015

Public Lecture: Do the arts and the humanities still have a place in the contemporary university system, and do they still matter? 
When: Monday 19 October, 5:30-6:30pm
Where: The Pit, Te Ara Hihiko, Massey University Wellington campus, Entrance E, Tasman St, Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand

As universities the world over corporatise and commercialise, and as the university increasingly defines itself as a location for training, on the one hand, and scientific research, on the other, the connection between the university and a liberal education is starting to attenuate. A key location where the pressure of such an evolution is being felt is in the disciplines within the humanities and creative arts sector. 

Join Professor Graeme Turner as he draws upon a major study of the condition of the humanities, arts and social sciences in Australia, and addresses the placement of these disciplines in a context where the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) are sucking up most of the oxygen.
Emeritus Professor Graeme Turner is one of the leading figures in cultural and media studies in Australia and internationally. He has published 23 books covering a wide range of forms and media including literature, film, television, radio, new media, journalism, communication, creative industries and popular culture.

Free public event, all welcome.

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