AustLit: the Australian Literature Gateway, went live in 2001 and has grown exponentially to support research into the diverse ways we tell stories. BlackWords provides an internationally significant record of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers and their publications. And the database is still expanding with 2022 set to be the year that AustLit reaches one million records!

Please join AustLit in collaboration with the Australian Studies Research Node (UQ), along with distinguished panellists:

• Professor Tracey Bunda
• Professor Katherine Bode
• Professor Bridget Griffin-Foley
• Teila Watson.

Our panel will reflect on and discuss their experience with, and vision for, AustLit and the kinds of opportunities it opens up for writing, research, public engagement, and / or teaching in the vital fields of Australian literature, media, and First Nations storytelling. We welcome a broad discussion between the panel and the audience about what makes AustLit the unique resource it is today - and, indeed, what the next twenty years might look like...


Event details:
DATE: Monday 15th November
TIME: 3.00pm - 6.00pm
VENUE: Abel Smith Lecture Theatre (23), UQ St. Lucia.

This event will take place in the afternoon, before the 2021 Fryer Lecture: award-winning author, editor, and long-standing publisher at UQP, Craig Munro, will deliver this year's lecture: "UQP and the generation of ‘68" online from 6:30pm.

This is a Covid-safe event: physical distancing will be in place and registration is essential. Light refreshments will be provided. Please note that event details are subject to change.


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Abel Smith Lecture Theatre (23), UQ St Lucia