The Research School of Humanities & the Arts (RSHA) is a part of the ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences (CASS). Its primary focus is on building on its established strengths in research and education across the humanities and the creative arts.
It places a strong emphasis on traditional humanities scholarship and on encouraging interdisciplinary, cross-cultural and practice led research. The Research School also places a premium on contributing to public culture and ensuring the humanities takes its place at the centre of civil society. Researchers from CASS play a significant role in the area of public policy and in working collaboratively with national cultural institutions. The RSHA encourages innovation in the use of digital technology in research and education and in making research results available to the public.