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CALL FOR POSTERS – Intersections: Time, Materiality & the Humanities

We are seeking posters from Early Career Researchers and postgraduate students from all disciplines within the Humanities for our 46th Annual Symposium, 'Intersections; Time, Materiality & the Humanities'. Topics should address the themes of the Symposium: Time and Materiality. Read more >>

2015 Distinguished Services to Australian Music Awarded to Larry Sitsky

Warm congratulations to Emeritus Professor Larry Sitsky AM FAHA upon receiving the 2015 Distinguished Services to Australian Music Award. Professor Sitsky received this honour – for his significant and enduring contribution to Australian music – at the 2015 Art Music Awards ceremony in Sydney on Tuesday 11 August. The awards are presented each year by APRA AMCOS and the Australian Music Centre, and recognise achievement in the composition, performance, education and presentation of Australian art music.

Chair in Australian Studies at Harvard University 2017–18

Harvard University is seeking to appoint a distinguished scholar to the Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair in Australian Studies for the 2017–18 academic year. Applications must be submitted by 15 October 2015. Further details can be downloaded [.pdf 173kb] or by visiting the Committee on Australian Studies website.

Highest Musicology Honour Awarded to Dr David Irving

Dr David IrvingThe Academy is delighted to announce that Dr David Irving of The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at The University of Melbourne has been awarded the 2015 McCredie Musicological Award, Australia’s most prestigious award for a distinguished contribution to musicology.

The award celebrates the outstanding career of the late Professor Andrew McCredie FAHA, Fellow of the Academy and eminent musicologist, who greatly influenced the teaching of music in Australian universities and schools. The award is funded through the proceeds of a bequest to the Academy by Professor McCredie. Read more >>

Academy-sponsored project endorsed by the Union Académique Internationale

The International Union of Academies (Union Académique Internationale/UAI) at its 88th General Assembly at Brussels (24-28 May 2015) approved the adoption of Varieties of English in the Indo-Pacific Region as a new long term project of the Union. This new project is headed by Professor (Emeritus) Pam Peters FAHA of Macquarie University and by Professor Kate Burridge FAHA of Monash University. It is the first major project to be jointly sponsored by the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Visiting Professor in Australian Studies 2016–17 or 2017–18 (two terms)

The Centre for Pacific and American Studies at The University of Tokyo invites applications for the position of Visiting Professor in Australian Studies from highly qualified Australians with a significant academic or public achievement in the fields of Australian studies, history, cultural studies, politics, literary studies, international relations and other relevant areas across the humanities and social sciences. Applications close at 5pm on Friday 11 September 2015. For further information visit

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