The Academy Fellows

The Australian Academy of the Humanities has 593 Fellows; 52 are Corresponding Fellows, and 85 are Honorary Fellows.

The approved abbreviation or post-nominal for a Fellow is FAHA.

Fellows may update their record via an online form available in the Fellows' Area.

Professor Merle Ricklefs FAHA
Qualifications: BA(Colorado College), PhD(Cornell)
Year Elected to the Academy: 1989
Discipline: History, Asian Studies
Expertise: Indonesia especially history

Professor Merle Ricklefs is Professor Emeritus of the Australian National University, where he was formerly Director of the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies.  He was also Director, Melbourne Institute of Asian Languages and Societies at The University of Melbourne before resigning from that position in January 2005. Amongst other roles, has held positions as Visiting Fellow of All Souls College (Oxford University),  Professor of History at Monash University and, most recently, Professor of History at the National University of Singapore. He is a former member of the Australian Foreign Affairs Council and the Australian National Commission for UNESCO.

His research focuses on the general history of Indonesia since the coming of Islam, with particular reference to Java since the seventeenth century; and more recently on cultural history and the history of ideas, notably the role of Islam in Javanese society. In 2003 he was awarded a Centenary Medal by the Government of Australia for service to Australian society and the humanities in the study of Indonesia. In 2010 he was elected as an Honorary Member (erelid) of the Netherlands Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde. He has published widely.


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