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Highest Musicology Honour Awarded to Dr David Irving

Dr David IrvingThe Academy is delighted to announce that Dr David Irving of The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at The University of Melbourne has been awarded the 2015 McCredie Musicological Award, Australia’s most prestigious award for a distinguished contribution to musicology.

The award celebrates the outstanding career of the late Professor Andrew McCredie FAHA, Fellow of the Academy and eminent musicologist, who greatly influenced the teaching of music in Australian universities and schools. The award is funded through the proceeds of a bequest to the Academy by Professor McCredie. Read more >>

Humanities Travelling Fellowship & Publication Subsidy Scheme Recipients Announced

Congratulations to all recipients of the Academy’s 2015 Humanities Travelling Fellowships and Publication Subsidies. This year's funding supports an exciting and broad range of scholarship from Australia’s early career humanities researchers, contributing to our understanding of people, cultures and communities around the world, and here at home.  For a full list of recipients and their projects and publications visit the Grants & Awards page.

Academy-sponsored project endorsed by the Union Académique Internationale

The International Union of Academies (Union Académique Internationale/UAI) at its 88th General Assembly at Brussels (24-28 May 2015) approved the adoption of Varieties of English in the Indo-Pacific Region as a new long term project of the Union. This new project is headed by Professor (Emeritus) Pam Peters FAHA of Macquarie University and by Professor Kate Burridge FAHA of Monash University. It is the first major project to be jointly sponsored by the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Visiting Professor in Australian Studies 2016–17 or 2017–18 (two terms)

The Centre for Pacific and American Studies at The University of Tokyo invites applications for the position of Visiting Professor in Australian Studies from highly qualified Australians with a significant academic or public achievement in the fields of Australian studies, history, cultural studies, politics, literary studies, international relations and other relevant areas across the humanities and social sciences. Applications close at 5pm on Friday 11 September 2015. For further information visit

Museum of Australian Democracy Fellowships & Scholarships Open

The Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD) is accepting applications for the current round of Australian Prime Ministers Centre (APMC) Fellowships, Honorary Fellowships and Summer Scholarships. For further information visit MoAD's website.

China expert elected new President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities

Professor John FitzgeraldProfessor John Fitzgerald FAHA, a leading expert on China, Australia and the geo-politics of the Asia-Pacific region, was elected President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities on 22 November. Professor Fitzgerald’s broad-ranging expertise and interdisciplinary research includes Chinese-Australian community studies, Asia-Pacific philanthropy and the non-profit (NGO) sector, the history and politics of China, East Asian nationalism, and Asian languages. >>

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