A Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Program
The Interdisciplinary and Cross-Cultural Research (ICCR) HDR program offers a unique opportunity to explore new modes of research, as well as use traditional scholarly methods, to provide innovative insights into the different ways that cross-cultural relations, histories and public and applied humanities are constructed and represented.
Through its supportive environment the ICCR program encourages new modes of research while it also supports traditional scholarly methods of inquiry. The program is led by internationally renowned scholars from across the ANU Research School of Humanities and the Arts (RSHA).
A unique opportunity
We offer expert supervision within and across a range of disciplinary boundaries including but not limited to heritage and museum studies, digital humanities, public history, biography, visual anthropology, art history, musicology, literature, and the visual arts.
You will be encouraged to adopt an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective in your research. Expert advisers are available from across the university and a range of national cultural institutions located in Canberra including the National Museum of Australia, the National Library of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.
By undertaking research in the ICCR program you will be able to take advantage of intellectual and multimedia collaborations and have opportunities to be involved in the production of exhibitions, colloquia and multimedia projects, as well as to undertake short, practical internships. The program provides unique opportunities for research training in the context of collaborative team research, in partnership with cultural institutions and industries.
The program also caters for students who wish to be based off-campus. For Melbourne-based students regular seminars are held at ANU House.
The ICCR program offers:
- The opportunity to work with staff members, adjunct faculty, post-doctoral fellows and visiting academics – all with international reputations in a range of disciplines. The RSHA has very active Visiting Fellows and Conference programs, both of which attract significant numbers of international scholars annually.
- Opportunities to present work-in-progress in a number of forms, including conferences, seminar series, and workshops.
- Involvement in a structured programme of education in humanities research, including a specialised interdisciplinary theory and method course (HUMN9001), a first year conference and a thesis writing group.
- Office space with computing facilities and access to state-of-the-art multimedia facilities.
- Participation in occasional visiting scholars’ programs and master classes.
- Access to some of the most extensive library and archival holdings in Australia and in some of the best cultural institutions in Australia including the National Library of Australia and specialist collections in the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, National Film and Sound Archives, the National Museum of Australia, the Museum of Australian Democracy, the Australian War Memorial and the National Archives of Australia.
- Students are eligible for fieldwork support and scholarship holders receive an allowance for thesis preparation.