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A leading expert on Chinese media in Australia, Wanning Sun, Australian author Tim Winton and global philosopher Jay Garfield are among 21 leading figures in the humanities to be elected to the Australian Academy of the Humanities – the highest honour for achievement in the humanities in Australia. A full list of new Fellows and their short biographies can be found on the New Fellows webpage on this site.

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We congratulate Fellow John Kinder of the University of Western Australia upon being elected as a Corresponding Member to Italy's L’Accademia della Crusca, announced on 5 November. The Accademia della Crusca is the oldest language academy in the world, founded in Florence in 1583. It is the most prestigious authority on the Italian language. This is the first time that a scholar from Australia, or in fact the southern hemisphere, has been elected to the Academy. You can read the Accademia's press release here (Italian only).

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The Australian Academy of Science invites eligible Australian resesarch organisations and Australian businesses to apply for funding through Round One of the Regional Collaborations Progarmme. The deadline for applications close on 9am (AEDT) Monday 16 January 2017. Further information including eligibility criteria and the application form can be found here: https://www.science.org.au/opportunities/travel/grants-and-exchange/regional-collaborations-programme.

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Emeritus Professor John MinfordThe Australian Academy of the Humanities is delighted to announce John Minford as the winner of the inaugural AAH Medal for Excellence in Translation, for I Ching (Yijing): The Book of Change, translated from the Chinese.

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The Academy is delighted to announce that all three international recipients of the 2016 Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture's prestigious Penghargaan Kebudayaan (Cultural Awards - Foreign Individuals category) were Fellows of the Academy. Our warm congratulations to Professor Merle Ricklefs FAHA, an expert in Indonesian history and Javanese literature; Emeritus Professor Anthony Reid FBA FRHistS FAHA, a pioneer in modern Sumatra history; and Professor Margaret Kartomi AM FAHA, an ethnomusicologist of international repute. Read more >>

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Fellows of the Archaeology Section of the Australian Academy of the Humanities pay tribute to Emeritus Professor John Mulvaney, who has passed away at the age of 90.

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities rejected claims in the media today challenging the integrity of the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the funding of research projects. Read more

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities' 47th Annual Symposium 'Asia Australia: Transnational Connections' will be held in Melbourne on 17-18 November 2016. The Symposium will bring together humanities experts, cultural leaders, industry representatives and policy makers to consider how transnational experiences, networks and modes of engagement will shape Australia’s future in the region. For further information see the Symposium 2016 area of our website.

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities today welcomed the release of the ERA 2015 report, which demonstrates outstanding results for research in the humanities. Read more >>

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