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Congratulations to 2014 Future Fellows

The Academy congratulates Dr Bronwen Neil FAHA of the Australian Catholic University on being awarded a 2014 Future Fellowship. Dr Neil’s project examines how dreams and visions were used as tools of religious control and as justification of violence against other religions from Classical Antiquity through early Christianity to early Islam. The Academy also warmly congratulates all of the other humanities researchers awarded Fellowships in the 2014 round. >>

17th A D Trendall Lecture

Homer and his Guide by William- Adolphe Bouguereau, 1874.The Academy is delighted to announce that Emeritus Professor Trevor Bryce FAHA will deliver the 17th A D Trendall Lecture in Classical Studies at 7pm on Thursday 9 October 2014 at the University of Queensland. This is a free event open to the public but bookings are essential. Visit http://www.trybooking.com/FMMR to make a booking. Further details can be find in the event flyer [.pdf 502kb].

Survey of Chinese and Indian diasporic scholars in Australia

The ACOLA ‘Asia Literacy’ project, which is being undertaken by all four Learned Academies as part of the Securing Australia’s Future programme, is conducting a survey of academics and researchers of Chinese or Indian origin/descent who are currently living and working in Australia. This survey is designed to increase our understanding of the role that these scholars play in the promotion of people-to-people links with researchers and communities in China and India, as well as elsewhere. To complete the survey visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ChineseAndIndianScholarsInAustralia. Closing date is 10 August 2014.

The Value of the Humanities - Forthcoming Seminar

The Humanities Research Centre at The Australian National University and the National Scholarly Communications Forum are co-convening a two-day seminar on The Value of the Humanities on 14–15 August in Canberra. Keynote speaker, Professor Helen Small, will discuss her book The Value of the Humanities (OUP, 2013). The programme features a number of Fellows including Professors Dipesh Chakravorty, Simon During, Meaghan Morris, John Frow, Iain McCalman and Graeme Turner. Full registration is $50, students $25.

JSPS Invitation and Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2015-16

The Australian Academy of Science, in association with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, are now calling for applications from Australian researchers to undertake Invitational and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Japan during 2015–16. Humanities researchers are eligible to apply. Applications close Friday 29 August 2014. >>

President signs MoU with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

On 19 June 2014, the President of the Academy, Emeritus Professor Lesley Johnson AM FAHA, and the Vice-President of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Professor Li Yang, signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding supporting research collaboration between Australian and Chinese humanities scholars. >>
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