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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.

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.

Backing Australia’s research excellence

The Australian Academy of the Humanities rejected claims in the media today challenging the integrity of the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the funding of research projects. Read more

Asia Australia: Transnational Connections - Australian Academy of the Humanities 47th Symposium

The Australian Academy of the Humanities' 47th Annual Symposium 'Asia Australia: Transnational Connections' will be held in Melbourne on 17-18 November 2016. The Symposium will bring together humanities experts, cultural leaders, industry representatives and policy makers to consider how transnational experiences, networks and modes of engagement will shape Australia’s future in the region. For further information see the Symposium 2016 area of our website.

ERA 2015 reaffirms the quality of humanities research in Australia

The Australian Academy of the Humanities today welcomed the release of the ERA 2015 report, which demonstrates outstanding results for research in the humanities. Read more >>


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