ANU rings the changes in humanities

johnboy 25 September 2013

ANU has announced another restructure in those pesky humanities:

The ANU College of Arts and Social Science today announced that it will establish a new School through a merger of the School of Language Studies and the School of Cultural Inquiry, it will expand the School of Art to strengthen Art History and Art Theory, and create a Centre of Heritage and Museum Studies within the School of Archaeology and Anthropology.

Professor Howard Morphy, Director of the Research School of Humanities and the Arts, said that the changes, which will be achieved through a merger and restructure of current schools, were aimed at creating two lively and intellectually engaged schools that are well-placed to take leading roles in the research and teaching of Arts and Humanities nationally and internationally.

Professor Morphy said the changes would also make the University’s great strengths in cultural heritage and museum studies more visible.

The new structure will come into place on 1 January and will not involve any redundancies, budget cuts or changes to existing degree or graduate programs, including PhD supervision. The changes come after some 16 months of consultation and discussion within the College.

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