Australia’s Hawke Research Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences Signs Partnership Agreement with the Trinity Long Room Hub
Oct 17, 2013
President of the University of South Australia, Professor David Lloyd, former Dean of Research at Trinity signed a Memorandum of Understanding together with Professor Juergen Barkhoff, Director of the Trinity Long Room Hub, the Arts and Humanities Research Institute. The Memorandum underpins and fosters emerging research cooperation between the Trinity Long Room Hub and the Hawke Research Institute across a range of fields. Both institutes over the last year have prioritised the complex area of Identity Transformations as a major focus of interdisciplinary research.
To advance this international partnership Professor Anthony Elliott, Director of the Hawke Institute, spent a month this summer as Visiting Research Fellow at the Trinity Long Room Hub, and for the coming months a number of reciprocal visits between researchers of both institutes have agreed to develop a programme of joint activities ranging from guest lectures and joint workshops to funding applications. In May 2014, Professor Elliott, one of the leading experts in the field of identity studies worldwide, will return to Dublin to be a keynote speaker at a Trinity Long Room Hub conference on Identities in Transformation.
Commenting on the significance of this cooperation, Professor Barkhoff said: “Interdisciplinary research that addresses the challenges of today needs international collaboration with the very best that brings together differing perspectives and unique vantage points. We are delighted to enter into this exciting new partnership with the Hawke Institute at the University of South Australia and look forward to exploiting the considerable synergies with a leading research institute from the other side of the globe.”
Professor Anthony Elliott, the Director of the Hawke Institute, commented: "This is a major development for the Hawke Research Institute. Trinity’ Long Room Hub is quickly emerging as a European leader in the humanities. With the Hawke as Australia's largest institute in the social sciences, the stage is now set for tremendous new European-Australasian research initiatives in the humanities and social sciences."