I've kept this blog, on and off, since 2006. In 2015 I used it to chart daily encounters, images, thoughts and feelings about volcanic basalt/bluestone in Melbourne and Victoria, especially in the first part of the year. I plan to write a book provisionally titled Bluestone: An Emotional History, about human uses of and feelings for bluestone. But I am also working on quite a few other projects and a big grant application, especially now I am on research leave. I'm working mostly from home, then, for six months, and will need online sociability for company!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Pick the odd one out

At dinner last night my dear friend Anne had phoned the restaurant early, and had ordered a beautiful bottle of champagne on ice to be waiting for us when we arrived. So while I'm away, I've certainly been able to celebrate.

Here's a list of the centres of excellence that were funded in the recent round: this will give you some of idea of the exceptional triumph the UWA centre represents for the humanities...

* ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics
* ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science
* ARC Centre of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid System
* ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems
* ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions
* ARC Centre of Excellence for Geotechnical Science and Engineering
* ARC Centre of Excellence for History of Emotions
* ARC Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics at the Tera-Scale
* ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Wall Biology
* ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research
* ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology
* ARC Centre of Excellence in Study of Cognition and its Disorders
* ARC Centre of Excellence for Ultrahigh Bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems


Mindy said...

You guys must really have nailed it. Well done. All very worthy sounding topics.

Kerryn Goldsworthy said...

I imagine there could be quite a lot of co-operation between the History of Emotions and Cognition and its Disorders.

Kerryn Goldsworthy said...

Oh and Population Ageing Research, too!

WV 'imphyper', which strikes me as a tautology. Surely imps are hyper by definition.

John Sutton said...

Congrats from us at the Macquarie Cog Sci centre MACCS and the cognition/ disorders CoE, and yes I second Kerryn's thought that we can find common ground and cooperate! History of emotional disorders, and more. I also work in history of science and Renaissance cultural history myself as well as on memory, so I'm particularly delighted and hopeful about such links! Cheers and well done you all, John

Christine said...

History of Emotions... so much to think about in this vast field from group therapy/analysis to art and music. Exciting times ahead!!!

Stephanie Trigg said...

Thanks, all, and specially to John. Congratulations on your centre, too! Such a long drawn out and difficult process.

But yes, we should definitely get our centres to talk together: could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship...

John Sutton said...

Thanks Stephanie! I don't know who's in the History of Emotions group but a quick chat after Simon Schaffer's (wonderful) talk to HPS at UNSW today found at least one person I know involved in the UQ node, yay, so we were already plotting on emotions-passions schemes. Great stuff. Cheers, John (john.sutton@mq.edu.au)