About the ACHRC

The Australasian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres is hosted at the Humanities Research Centre at The Australian National University in Canberra. The Director of the ACHRC is Professor Will Christie (2017-)

The ACHRC was inaugurated with a steering committee in 2010, chaired by Associate Professor Robert Phiddian of Flinders University. The inaugural meeting in 2011, held in Adelaide, marked the launch of the ACHRC with Robert Phiddian as Director and Flinders University as the host institution providing initial funds. The Steering Committee became the Advisory Board.

Robert Phiddian was Director of the ACHRC from its inception in 2011 until November 2017.


The Australasian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres (ACHRC) is a network for groups engaged in Humanities-based research. Our aim is to connect Humanities researchers and centres, both within the Australasian region and internationally, and to promote relationships with cultural institutions and sector representative bodies in the wider community. We provide a virtual and physical hub for information about research opportunities and events, and seek to strengthen the public profile of research in the Humanities.

We have two sub-projects: Collaborating with Collecting and Cultural Institutions and Humanities in the Regions.