2020 Symposium

The global pandemic in 2020 made it impossible for the AWHN to run its annual Symposium.

In lieu of the Symposium, the AWHN organised a workshop that focused on the notion of wellbeing, expanding our engagement with this concept during the 2019 Symposium, and considering it in the context of the pandemic. This discussion had a particular focus on wellbeing in relation to the experience of women working in academia.

This workshop, which took place on 21 October 2020 at Curtin University in Perth as a hybrid event, was the product of a collaboration between the Australian Women’s History Network, Curtin University’s Gender Research Network, and the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

The workshop provided an opportunity to discuss research undertaken by the Australian Academy of the Humanities into the consequences of gender inequity for the health and capability of the humanities academic workforce. This research was conducted as part of the Academy’s ARC-funded Future Humanities Workshop project.