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A warm welcome to our 21 newly elected Fellows

A leading expert on Chinese media in Australia, Wanning Sun, Australian author Tim Winton and global philosopher Jay Garfield are among 21 leading figures in the humanities to be elected to the Australian Academy of the Humanities – the highest honour for achievement in the humanities in Australia. A full list of new Fellows and their short biographies can be found on the New Fellows webpage on this site.

Fellow John Kinder Elected a Corresponding Member of L'Accademia della Crusca

We congratulate Fellow John Kinder of the University of Western Australia upon being elected as a Corresponding Member to Italy's L’Accademia della Crusca, announced on 5 November. The Accademia della Crusca is the oldest language academy in the world, founded in Florence in 1583. It is the most prestigious authority on the Italian language. This is the first time that a scholar from Australia, or in fact the southern hemisphere, has been elected to the Academy. You can read the Accademia's press release here (Italian only).

Australian Academy of Science Regional Collaborations Programme

The Australian Academy of Science invites eligible Australian resesarch organisations and Australian businesses to apply for funding through Round One of the Regional Collaborations Progarmme. The deadline for applications close on 9am (AEDT) Monday 16 January 2017. Further information including eligibility criteria and the application form can be found here: https://www.science.org.au/opportunities/travel/grants-and-exchange/regional-collaborations-programme.

Winner of New Translation Medal Announced

Emeritus Professor John MinfordThe Australian Academy of the Humanities is delighted to announce John Minford as the winner of the inaugural AAH Medal for Excellence in Translation, for I Ching (Yijing): The Book of Change, translated from the Chinese.

Three Fellows Receive Cultural Awards from Indonesian Ministry of Education & Culture

The Academy is delighted to announce that all three international recipients of the 2016 Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture's prestigious Penghargaan Kebudayaan (Cultural Awards - Foreign Individuals category) were Fellows of the Academy. Our warm congratulations to Professor Merle Ricklefs FAHA, an expert in Indonesian history and Javanese literature; Emeritus Professor Anthony Reid FBA FRHistS FAHA, a pioneer in modern Sumatra history; and Professor Margaret Kartomi AM FAHA, an ethnomusicologist of international repute. Read more >>

Archaeology Section's Tribute to John Mulvaney

Fellows of the Archaeology Section of the Australian Academy of the Humanities pay tribute to Emeritus Professor John Mulvaney, who has passed away at the age of 90.


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