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Humanities Research Centre: A History of the first 30 years of the HRC at The Australian National University

Barclay, Glen; Turner, Caroline

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This is the record of the first thirty years of an institution which was conceived in a particular economic and political environment, inspired by a particular traditional model and launched with a particular expectation of expanding financial support. The environment changed totally; the model was eff ectively abandoned almost before the institution commenced operations; and the expectations of expanding support became almost immediately realisations of just the opposite. But the response...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBarclay, Glen
dc.contributor.authorTurner, Caroline
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T22:39:12Z
dc.date.available2015-12-13T22:39:12Z
dc.identifier.isbn978-0-975122983
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/77677
dc.description.abstractThis is the record of the first thirty years of an institution which was conceived in a particular economic and political environment, inspired by a particular traditional model and launched with a particular expectation of expanding financial support. The environment changed totally; the model was eff ectively abandoned almost before the institution commenced operations; and the expectations of expanding support became almost immediately realisations of just the opposite. But the response has been more than equal to the challenge. It is not just that the Humanities Research Centre is still here: the real measure of its achievement is that an institution which was intended to be pa! erned on the most traditional classical model of ‘a centre within a library’ has succeeded in ceaselessly reinventing itself, advancing from the classical age of academe to the electronic age, engaging with on-line teaching, electronic publishing and all the educational possibilities of the new media. It is in every sense still a work in progress. But the bo! om line is that all this quite astounding adaptation, enterprise and vision shown over the past thirty years has been through the devoted eff orts of what a Vice-Chancellor called a staff of ‘absolute minimum size’. It is not surprising that the Humanities Research Centre has continued to receive quite unreserved, not to say rapturous accolades from many of the most distinguished academics in the world. It is certainly a story worth telling.
dc.format.extent400 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherANU Press
dc.relation.isversionof1st Edition
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.source.urihttp://press.anu.edu.au/?p=9661
dc.titleHumanities Research Centre: A History of the first 30 years of the HRC at The Australian National University
dc.typeBook
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
dc.date.issued2004
local.identifier.absfor210303 - Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
local.identifier.ariespublicationMigratedxPub6495
local.publisher.urlhttp://press.anu.edu.au/
local.type.statusMetadata only
local.contributor.affiliationBarclay, Glen, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationTurner, Caroline, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.identifier.doi10.22459/HRC.05.2004
dc.date.updated2015-12-11T09:47:21Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationCanberra, ACT, Australia
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access via publisher website
CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)

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