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Academy's 2017 Symposium & Annual Fellows' Events

The Academy's 48th Annual Symposium – Humanitarianism and Human Rights – will be held on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 November 2017 in Fremantle, Western Australia ... read more

Learning from the Other: Australian and Chinese Perspectives on Philosophy

The Academy is delighted to announce a new publication release. Edited by Professor John Makeham FAHA, Learning from the Other: Australian and Chinese Perspectives on Philosophy is a selection of nine papers drawn from two symposia on philosophy co-sponsored by the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). The PDF publication is provided freely for download in the publications area of our website.

Fellows Honoured in 2017 Australia Day Honours

The Academy warmly congratulates two of its Fellows who have been awarded honours in this year's Australia Day Honours List.

Professor Patricia Grimshaw FAHA was awarded an Officer (AO) in the General Division of The Order of Australia for distinguished service to the social sciences and to the humanities through researching, documenting and preserving Australian history, and the roles of women in society.

Emeritus Professor Larry Sitsky AM FAHA was awarded an Officer (AO) in the General Division of The Order of Australia for distinguished service to the arts as a composer and concert pianist, to music education as a researcher and mentor, and through musical contributions to Australia's contemporary culture.

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


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