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    Harmonious Connections: Nature and Culture - Advanced Humanities Symposium 2024

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    Join us for the 2024 Advanced Humanities Symposium where we hope to untangle what it means to attain Harmony in and through Nature and Culture.

    In light of our world’s constant state of discordance, Harmony can help us advance our cultural discourses and disciplines, both in history and today. The 2024 Symposium will explore the ways in which particular aspects of our nature and culture intertwine and can be utilised to help remedy societal issues. 

    The Symposium will take place in-person at the Terrace Room, Sir Llew Edwards Building, University of Queensland. It will also be livestreamed on Zoom here:


    09.30 - 10.00 Arrival & Morning Tea

    10.00 - 11.15 Heather Zwicker Opening

    10.15 - 10.30 Introduction: HARMONY

    10.30 - 11.00 Robert Brennan - Painting, Dance, and Transculturation in Renaissance Italy

    11.00 - 11.30 Anne Levitsky - “‘Harmonia mundi’: the Troubadours, Natural Philosophy, and the Intellectual World of the Northern Mediterranean in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries”

    11.30 - 12.00 Beth Spacey - Disharmonious Nature: Crusade, Heresy, and the ‘Polluted’ Landscapes of the Thirteenth-Century Languedoc

    12.00 - 13.00 Lunch

    13.15 - 13.30 Introduction: MAGIC OF MUSHROOMS 

    13.30 - 14.00 Paige Donaghy & Karin Sellberg – Fungal Philosophies

    14.00 - 14.30 Alistair McTaggart - Designer Shrooms Beyond Evolution

    14.30 - 15.00 Bianca Tainsh  - Intimate Processes of Interspecies Connection between Humans, AI and Fungi

    15.00 - 16.00 Yarraka Bayles - Indigenous Bush Food Knowledges 

    16.00 - 16.30 Mushroom Feast & Canapes 

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