The Matariki Humanities Network, a collaboratively-managed network within Matariki, aims to build networking capacity – by connecting both directors of Humanities divisions/centres and Research Librarians with a Humanities focus – and to reaffirm the key role that the humanities play at the heart of MNU institutions.
At the inaugural meeting of the network a plan was developed to hold a series of colloquia (listed below) enabling scholars to share insights about the current state of their specific disciplines, to make connections with other specialists in their fields, to examine the resources and best practices at other MNU institutions, and to advance cutting-edge scholarship in the Humanities.
- 2014, Otago: Medieval/Early Modern
- 2015, Queen’s: Study of Religions
- 2016, Durham: Literatures
- 2017, Tübingen: Languages
- 2018, Uppsala: Humanities
At the 2018 colloquium, colleagues evaluated the series and put forward a proposal for a new series of forums; where academics and librarians would merge streams and work together on a range of themes relating to the application of Humanities within wider society; starting with an event at UWA in December 2019 focusing on Digital Humanities.