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In Focus: Executive Dean Presents… How can the Arts and Humanities Survive and Thrive in the 21st Century?

Join the Faculty of Education and Arts for a thought-provoking debate exploring how the arts and humanities expand our knowledge, transform our everyday lives and shape the future of Australia.

A panel of expert speakers will examine what place artists, historians, humanists and politicians have in a rapidly evolving technological society. Do the arts and humanities need to fear globalisation and digitisation? Why are university degrees in the arts and humanities so expensive? What is the importance of human culture throughout time and how will research in this space transcend competing government priorities?

Presented by the ACU Executive Dean of Education and Arts Professor Mary Ryan and chaired by the Dean of Arts and Humanities Professor Joy Damousi AM, the panel will feature accomplished creative thought leaders including University of Sydney's Professor of Political Philosophy Professor Duncan Ivison, Nine News journalist and ACU Alumni Maggie Raworth, The Age Literary Editor Jason Steger, A New Approach CEO Kate Fielding, and Melbourne University Publishing CEO Nathan Hollier.

The debate will be held in-person at the Melbourne campus and livestreamed for audience members elsewhere.

Registration is essential.

When: 4pm, Tuesday 2 May, in person and online

Where: ACU Melbourne campus, Cathedral Hall (405.G.10), 22 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

Registration closes: 14 April 2023

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