Tuesday, 18 March 2014 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (AWST)
Digital Humanities Australasia
#Altac careers have been described as off the tenure track, but within the academic orbit. These positions are serviced by “hybrid humanities scholars” who work in a diverse range of institutions including universities, cultural heritage bodies, libraries, museums, academic publishing, and the public sector. Roles often include a combination of administration, project management, teaching and research work.
This free, 3-hour workshop explored strategies and tools to help PhD candidates and early career researchers imagine and build alternative academic careers. It included a panel session with several practicing “alt-academics”, hands-on activities and plenty of lively discussion and debate.
The workshop was facilitated by Jo Hawkins (PhD Candidate, University of Western Australia) and Dr Jason Ensor (Research & Technical Development Manager, Digital Humanities, University of Western Sydney).
Panel members included:
Director - Community, Learning & Discovery
State Library of WA
eResearch Analyst, Intersect Australia
Data specialist, Australian National Data Service
PhD candidate, Digital Humanities
University of Victoria, Canada
Researcher and Lecturer, Online Media
University of Sydney