The Triebel Lecture

Studies in Modern European Languages

The Louis Triebel Lecture, inaugurated in 1986, is presented approximately every three years. It honours Professor L.A. Triebel (1890-1985), a Foundation Fellow, and is funded through a bequest to the Academy upon his death in 1985.

The Triebel Lectures are generally themed in the area of modern European languages (i.e., other than English), a field which reflects the expertise of Professor Triebel, who was Chair in Modern Languages at the University of Tasmania.

The Triebel Lectures are conventionally given at the time of the Academy's annual Symposium. Lectures presented between 1970 and 2009 were published in Proceedings. From 2010, lectures can be found in Humanities Australia.

Previous Triebel Lectures

  • 2011: Professor Glenn Withers AO FASSA, Creating a Languages Future: How Australia Can Be World Best Practice In Languages Education
  • 2009: Professor Peter Høj, Can we afford to be without without Multilingualism? (published in Humanities Australia)
  • 2005: Professor Cary Nelson, Globalisation, Piecework and the Future of the Humanities
  • 2001: Professor Anthony Stephens, From de Sade to Stephen King: The Literary Aesthetics of Evil
  • 1996: Dr Marie Thérèse Barbaux-Couper, The Perfect Match? Information Technology and the Modern Language Curriculum
  • 1993: Professor John Lindow, Interpreting Baldr, the Dying God
  • 1990: Professor Gerhard Sauer, Europe Between the Languages
  • 1986: Professor Keith V. Sinclair, Laplace at Hobart Town and Sydney Town in 1831: The Humanism of a French Naval Captain





L.A. Triebel

The Triebel Lecture is funded through a bequest made to the Academy by Professor L.A. Triebel, Foundation Fellow.

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