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Participants & Partners  190+ individual researchers  State Library of New South Wales  State Library of Victoria  Australians Studying Abroad  St.

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2 Participants & Partners  190+ individual researchers  State Library of New South Wales  State Library of Victoria  Australians Studying Abroad  St George’s Cathedral  Western Australian Maritime Museum  University of Western Australia Press  Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group  Woodside Valley Foundation  Universities (Melbourne, Queensland, Sydney)

3 Governance Convenor Pam Sharpe (UWA) Management CommitteeConvenor Research Theme leaders (5) Publications coordinator Industry Partner representative Postgraduate representative ECR representative Coopted members Staff (UWA)Digital Services Director Coordinator

4 Research Themes  Cultural Memory: Australian reception of early European culture  Social Fabric: social structures, war and peace, poverty  Intellectual Formations: science, medicine and philosophy  Early European / Australasian Connections  Religion and Spirituality

5 Activities  Collaborative Grant Programs  Symposia  International conferences  Co-sponsored events  Postgraduate/ECR  Digital agenda Programmes and Activities  Collaborative grant programmes  Symposia & conferences  Co-sponsored events  Postgraduate/ECR programme  Publications  Digital agenda

6 Collaborative Grant Programmes  Research Clusters scheme  Travel funding to collaborate on grant applications between institutions  Assistance for developing collaborative grant applications  Funding for travel around Australia for overseas visitors

7 Symposia & Conferences  ‘Sociability and its Discontents: Civil Society, Social Capital, and their Alternatives in European and Australian Society’, Sydney, 2005  ‘Cultural Translations: Remaking the Early European Past in Australasia’, Melbourne, 2006  ‘Inventing Europe : Image, Knowledge, Communication’, UWA, 2007  Monash Prato Centre, Italy, 2008?

8 Co-Sponsored Events  ‘Houses, Households and Families in Medieval and Early Modern Europe’, Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group symposium, August 2005, University of Western Australia  ‘Moral Panics, the Media and the Law’, September 2005, University of Newcastle  ‘Shakespeare and the history of political thought’, July 2006, Humanities Research Centre, ANU  ‘Communities of Learning: Religious Diversity and the Written Record, ’, August 2006, Monash University

9 Postgraduate & Early Career Programmes  Postgraduate and Advanced Training Seminars (PATS)  E-consult scheme  Funding to attend events  Internships

10 Postgraduate Advanced Training Seminars (PATS)  ‘Cultural Memory’, University of Melbourne, May 20 – 21, 2005  ‘Manuscripts and Records of Medieval England’, University of Tasmania, June 2005  ‘Art History and Material Culture’, UWA, April 2006  ‘Theory and Interpretation in Editing Early Modern Literary Texts’, University of Queensland, July 2006

11 Publications  Brepols (Belgium): ‘Early European Research’, refereed book series  UWA Press: ‘Europe and Australia: the Long History’, book series  Parergon: Australian refereed journal, electronic publication

12 Digital Agenda  Access to specialist commercial databases: ProQuest (EEBO), Brepols (5 databases)  Communication: Web site, lists  Electronic publication: Parergon on Project Muse  Collaborative working tools and workspaces: Confluence  Research repository  Australian Collections portal

13 Priorities  Increasing formal international linkages  Increasing involvement by a wider range of participants  Developing a culture of more structured collaboration in the humanities  Identifying opportunities for further funding, e.g. digitization  Dealing with the long-range future: laying the foundations for post-2009

14 Benefits  Increase recognition for Australian research in the international arena  Enrich cultural understanding of contemporary Australians – enthusiasm for cultural heritage  Bring the holdings of Australian galleries, museums, libraries to a global audience  Long histories, long perspectives on present-day social and cultural policy issues

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