Council


President

Professor John Fitzgerald FAHA

John Fitzgerald is the Truby and Florence Williams Chair of Social Investment and Philanthropy at Swinburne University of Technology. He was elected to the Academy in 2000, was a member of Council from 2005–07, and International Secretary in 2006–07. Professor Fitzgerald is a member of both the History and Asian Studies Sections. Read more > 


Vice-President and Honorary Secretary

Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Minchin FAHA

Elizabeth Minchin is Emeritus Professor, Classical Studies at The Australian National University. She was elected to the Academy in 2010 and is a member of the Classical Studies Section. Read more >


Vice-President and International Secretary

Emeritus Professor Peter Cryle Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques FAHA

Peter Cryle is an Emeritus Professor at the Centre for the History of European Discourses at The University of Queensland, where he held the position of Founding Director from 2002–11. He was elected to the Academy in 1989 and was a member of Council from 2001–03. Professor Cryle is a member of the European Languages & Cultures Section. Read more >


Honorary Treasurer

Emeritus Professor Richard Waterhouse FAHA

Richard Waterhouse is Emeritus Professor, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, The University of Sydney, where he was Bicentennial Professor of Australian History until his retirement in 2011. He was elected to the Academy in 2005 and became a member of Council in 2011. Read more >


Editor

Emeritus Professor Graham Tulloch FAHA

Graham Tulloch was Professor of English and acting Head of the School of Humanities at Flinders University in Adelaide until his recent appointment as Emeritus Professor. He was elected to the Academy in 2002. He is a member of the Academy's English Section, of which he was the Head from 2011–15. Read more >

Immediate Past President

Emeritus Professor Lesley Johnson AM FAHA

Lesley Johnson AM was elected to the Academy in 1999, to Council in 2009, and was President of the Academy from 2011–14. She was Vice-President of the Academy and International Secretary in 2010–11. Professor Johnson was also President of the Australian Council of Learned Academies in 2013. She is a member of the Academy's History Section and the Cultural & Communication Studies Section. Read more >


Council member

Professor Joy Damousi FASSA FAHA

Joy Damousi is a Professor in the Department of History at the University of Melbourne. She was elected to the Academy in 2004 and to Council in 2016. She is a member of the Academy's History Section, of which she was the Head from 2008–11. She has also been a member of the Academy's Awards Committee since 2012. Read more >

Council member

Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley FAHA

Bridget Griffen-Foley is an ARC Queen Elizabeth II Fellow and the Director of the Centre for Media History at Macquarie University. She was elected to the Academy in 2011 and to Council in 2016. Professor Griffen-Foley is a member of the Academy's History Section and the Cultural & Communication Studies Section. Read more >

Council member

Professor Ian Lilley FSA FAHA

Ian Lilley is Professor of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (ATSIS) at the University of Queensland. He was elected to the Academy in 2011 and elected to Council in 2015. He is a member of the Academy's Archaeology Section. Read More >

Council member

Professor Jane Lydon FAHA

Jane Lydon is the Wesfarmers Chair of Australian History at The University of Western Australia. She was elected to the Academy in 2014 and to Council in 2016. Professor Lydon is a member of the both the History and Archaeology Sections. Read more >

Council member

Professor Graham Oppy FAHA

Graham Oppy is Head of the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies at Monash University, and the Chair of Council of the Australian Association of Philosophy. He was elected to the Academy in 2009 and to Council in 2016. Professor Oppy is a member of the Academy's Philosophy and History of Ideas Section. Read more >

Council member

Emeritus Professor Graeme Turner FAHA

Graeme Turner is the founding Director of the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies (2000–12) at the University of Queensland. He was elected to the Academy in 1997, and was a member of Council from 2002–09. Professor Turner was President of the Academy from 2004–07, and is a member of the Cultural and Communication Studies Section. Read more >

Role of Council

The Academy is governed by a Council of leaders in the humanities, elected from among its Fellows, who provide strategic direction, policy guidance, and management oversight.

The Council meets four times a year. The President may be contacted by email.

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