Since its inception in 1998, the Humanities Graduate Research Conference has provided a stimulating and intellectually engaged environment. Higher Degree by Research students can present their work in the format of papers as well as creative production, many for the first time in a public venue. In addition the conference is followed by the publication of a collection of selected peer reviewed and edited research papers from each Humanities Graduate Research Conference.
Once papers have been submitted they are blind refereed by two referees drawn from within and/or outside the Faculty/University. The papers that are put forward for publication are then developed further by an editorial committee comprised of research student editors, academics, Graduate Studies staff, and the Dean of Research and Graduate Studies.
Since 2011 the proceedings have been published by Black Swan Press as chapters in an edited book. Previous to this the proceedings formed the on-line journal series titled: Provoking Texts: New postgraduate research from the edge which can be found on this webpage.