National Library of Australia, Thursday 22 – Friday 23 September 2022
Conference Theme: Crossing Boundaries
One of the things that makes ISAA standout as an organisation is that its membership is made of scholars from a wide variety of fields in the arts, humanities and sciences. ISAA members are aware that there is both interest and value in crossing over the boundaries of the disciplines.
As early as 1959 C P Snow (scientist and novelist) gave the Rede Lecture on ‘The Two Cultures’, and published in book form as The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution the same year. Snow maintained that science and the humanities which represented “the intellectual life of the whole of western society” had become split into ‘two cultures’ and that this division was a major handicap to both.
This Conference , our first physical conference since 2019, offers a variety of ‘boundaries’ and a variety of ways of crossing them.