ICS Projects a Success Story, Says Humanities Academy

A new publication by the Australian Academy of the Humanities that foregrounds the diversity and impact of work undertaken by Australia's humanities researchers was launched at Parliament House in Canberra on 17 September by the Hon. Christopher Pyne MP.

The publication, The Power of the Humanities, demonstrates that the humanities are key players in the conversation we need to have about the choices we face, and make, as a nation, and demonstrates how humanities researchers collaborate fruitfully with industry, government and cultural and community organisations, nationally and internationally, to advance this conversation.

Two of the 20 featured success stories in the publication are ICS projects: 

A third project, hosted by Deakin University and led by former ICS researcher Professor Tim Winter, features ICS researcher Professor Donald McNeill as second Chief Investigator. Cool Living Heritage in Southeast Asia: Sustainable Alternatives to Air-Conditioned Cities is a project that examines electronic air-conditioning and the degree to which traditional, less energy intensive alternatives to thermal comfort can be maintained and reinstated.

The Power of the Humanities can be downloaded on the Academy's website (opens in a new window)(PDF, 2.1MB). 

Posted: 28 September 2015.