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2019 Biennial Symposium of the Australian and New Zealand Associations of von Humboldt Fellows

November 22, 2019 - November 24, 2019

Registrations are now open for the 2019 biennial symposium of the Australian (AAvHF) and New Zealand (NZAvHF) Associations of von Humboldt Fellows at Macquarie University, November 22-24.

Under the theme “Sharing knowledge in the spirit of Humboldt”, this year’s symposium will be devoted to addressing pressing challenges of research communication, dissemination and impact. Over two days, the symposium aims to rethink what “sharing knowledge” means in today’s world. It will be a forum for debating the role of academic publishing, media engagement, social media, academic networks, research-industry links, interdisciplinary collaboration, and research communication in contexts of linguistic and cultural diversity.

Program highlights include panel discussions devoted to science communication, diversity education, research-industry connections, ethical treatment of the dead, as well as research speed talks and an interactive workshop with media experts. Click here for the full program. Additionally, we will have the opportunity to enjoy a Liederabend with songs from the German Romantic period, a guided campus walk, and dinner in the iconic sandstone castle Curzon Hall.

This high-powered interdisciplinary event will be particularly attractive for early and mid-career researchers wishing to connect with Humboldt Fellows from across the disciplines and interested in learning more about research funding and collaboration opportunities available in Germany.

Ticket costs for conference attendees have been generously subsidised by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. To secure early bird registration, book your ticket before 6 October through the conference and registration website.



Ingrid Piller


Level 3 Conference Rooms 18 Wally’s Walk Macquarie University
18 Wallys Walk
Macquarie Park, NSW 2109 Australia
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