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The Australian Academy of the Humanities today warned that the capacity of Australian researchers to contribute to national innovation is at risk through a funding crisis threatening critical research infrastructure. Read more >>

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Professor Graeme Turner FAHAThe Academy is delighted to announce the launch of the 'Mapping the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences in Australia' report at the National Press Club of Australia on Tuesday 28 October 2014. Australia’s Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb AC, will officially launch the report and introduce Professor Graeme Turner FAHA, who will give the Press Club address and present the report’s main findings. >>

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Academy President visits Korea

The President of the Academy, Emeritus Professor Lesley Johnson AM FAHA, recently met with Professor Sook-Il Kwun (President) and Professor Lee Song Mu (Vice-President) at the National Academy of Sciences, Republic of Korea, to discuss opportunities for collaboration between Australian and Korean humanities scholars.

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The Academy is delighted to announce a new publication release. Edited by Professor John Makeham FAHA, Learning from the Other: Australian and Chinese Perspectives on Philosophy is a selection of nine papers drawn from two symposia on philosophy co-sponsored by the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). The PDF publication is provided freely for download in the publications area of our website.

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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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The Australian Academy of Science is now accepting applications and nominations for its Moran Award for History of Science Research, WH Gladstones Population and Environment Fund and Fenner Conferences on the Environment. The closing date for applications/nominations is 15 June 2016. Further information about these opportunities can be found on the Academy of Science website.

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The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) and the Australian Society of Authors (ASA) have announced that applications are now open for 2016 CAUL and ASA Fellowships, designed to showcase university libraries' special collections. Applications close 14 June 2016. For further information visit CAUL's website.

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The State Library of New South Wales (SLNSW) has two Fellowship opportunities closing on 30 May 2016; the David Scott Mitchell Memorial Fellowship, which supports the use of the Mitchell Library's collections for the study and research of Australian history; and the Merewether Fellowship, which supports the use of the Mitchell Library's collections for the study and research of nineteenth-century New South Wales history. For further details and on how to apply visit the SLNSW website.

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Applications under the Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme are now open. The scheme supports exchanges (travel and living expenses) for Australian researchers to collaborate with German researchers on a joint research project. The support of early career researchers is a significant focus of the scheme. Applications close on 17 June 2016. For comprehensive Terms and Conditions, FAQs and application form please visit the Universities Australia website.

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The Australian Academy of Science (AAS) is currently inviting entries for the Australian-French Entrepreneurship Challenge, a unique national competition for PhD students to design an innovative start-up business venture. Each cross-disciplinary team of six students will include at least one student from the humanities and social sciences. The closing date for entries has been extended to 9am (AEST) Monday 11 April 2016. Visit the AAS website for details.

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The National Library of Australia welcomes applications for its 2017 Fellowships. The Fellowships are open to Australian and international researchers and established and emerging scholars. They support researchers to make intensive use of the Library’s rich and varied collections. Applications for 2017 Fellowships are open until 2 May 2016.

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The Australian Academy of Science (AAS) is currently inviting applications from Australian researchers, post-docs and students, entrepreneurs, engineers and innovators to attend Australia’s first Falling Walls Lab in 2016. Up to 25 contestants will be invited to give a three-minute presentation on their research, business model or initiative based on the “Which walls will fall next” concept. Humanities scholars are encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is 5pm (AEST) 23 May 2016. See the AAS website for further details.

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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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The Australian Council of Learned Academies project Business Diasporas in Australia: maximising people to people links with Asia is running a survey of Chinese and Indian business diasporas in Australia to understand more about the nature and extent of the community’s influence and impact on international trade and business. Access the online survey here in English or 中文

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The Australian Research Council (ARC) has announced that proposals for Australian Laureate Fellowships for funding commencing in 2016 are now open in the ARC Research Management System (RMS) and will close at 5.00pm (ADST) on 17 November 2015. For further information visit the ARC website.

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NSCF 2015 logoThe 24th National Scholarly Communications Forum will be held on Monday 7 September 2015 at The Australian National University, Canberra. Registrations are now closed, but information for those attending remains available on TryBooking.

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Harvard University is seeking to appoint a distinguished scholar to the Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair in Australian Studies for the 2017–18 academic year. Applications must be submitted by 15 October 2015. Further details can be downloaded [.pdf 173kb] or by visiting the Committee on Australian Studies website.

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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.

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The National Library of Australia has announced a new program of fellowships enabled by more than $500,000 in donor support. Australian and international researchers and scholars are invited to apply for the new 2016 National Library of Australia Fellowships. For guidelines, and to apply, visit the library's website. Applications close on 17 May 2015.

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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.

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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. >>
Photos courtesy of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE CHINESE ACADEMY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

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Nominations are open for the four CHASS Australia Prizes, awarded by the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Science (CHASS). Submissions close on 30 June 2014. Further information can be found on the CHASS website.

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The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) in the UK recently hosted a series of events under the banner 'Humanities and the Public Good'. The events brought together leading scholars in the humanities and sciences, and influential figures beyond academia, to consider the role of the humanities in addressing contemporary challenges. You can access videos of the opening event here.

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This two-day comparative symposium, to be held at the University of Melbourne on 18 & 19 March 2014, will bring together academics from Asia, North America, and Australia to discuss the future for the humanities and social science disciplines in an increasingly globalised higher education system.

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Applications are invited for The Australian National University's Humanities Research Centre 2015 Visiting Fellowship Programme. The theme is 'Global Languages'. Between 10 and 15 fellowships will be awarded in this round. Applications are due by Monday, 15 April 2014.

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Cambridge philosopher, Academy Fellow and former Council member Professor Huw Price FBA FAHA will join a distinguished panel of leading scholars who have established a UK-based centre for the study of ‘existential risk’, which aims to present politicians and the public with a list of disasters that could threaten the future of the world as we know it.

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities and the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia today welcomed the opportunity to undertake a major study examining the health of the humanities and social science disciplines in Australia.

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The Academy warmly congratulates two of its Fellows, who have been elected to the British Academy, Professor Richard Hunter FAHA FBA and Professor Philip Pettit FAHA FASSA FAAAS MRIA FBA.

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The Academy is a signatory to a research alliance formed to urge non-partisan political support for all forms of research.

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The 23rd National Scholarly Communications Forum on Open Access Research Issues in the Humanities and Social Sciences was held on 3 May 2013 at the Australian National University. Presentations are now available here.

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Professor Sam Lieu FAHA (Macquarie University), the Academy's current delegate to the International Union of Academies (Union Académique Internationale) based in Brussels, has been elected at the 87th General Assembly at Mainz to serve on the Union's Bureau (Council) for a period of four years. The Academy congratulates Professor Lieu on his election.

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In April 2012 the Minister announced a $10 million funding boost to Australia’s four Learned Academies (through the Australian Council for Learned Academies – ACOLA) for research advice to government. The Academy will play an important role in contributing to policy formulation by collaborating on multi-disciplinary research projects with the other three Learned Academies, in consultation with the Office of the Chief Scientist, to advise the Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council (PMSEIC) on long-term challenges facing the nation. More information about the programme is available on the ACOLA website.

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The Academy offers its warm congratulations to Professor Huw Price FAHA who has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy. Professor Price is Bertrand Russell Professor of Philosophy and a Fellow of Trinity College at the University of Cambridge. Until September 2012, he is also ARC Federation Fellow and Challis Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney. He served as a Member of Council of the Australian Academy of the Humanities from 2007-2010.

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The Australian Academy of Science invites applications from Australian researchers who are Members of COST Actions for travel grants to Europe to participate in COST Action activities during the 2012-2013 financial year. Priority areas of interest to Australia in COST Actions include the humanities and social sciences. Applications are assessed on a first-come first-serve basis. See website for more details.

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The Australian Academy of Humanities today welcomed the announcement by Senator the Hon Chris Evans, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research, of a $10 million investment in the Australian Research Council’s Linkage Learned Academies Special Projects scheme.

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Registration for the NET4SOCIETY conference and brokerage event “Active ageing – the potential for society” is now open. The conference will be held from 9-11 July in Dublin, and will showcase international humanities and social science research in this field, and identify future research needs. More information is available on the conference website.

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The Academy has warmly welcomed the announcement that the Government will direct $10 million dollars worth of funding over the next three years to support multi-disciplinary research by Australia's four Learned Academies under the auspices of the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA). Under the new arrangement the Academies will work with the Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb, and the Prime Minister’s Science Engineering and Innovation Council (PMSEIC) to inform national policy and bring an in-depth interdisciplinary perspective to the complex challenges facing the nation.

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Applications for National Library of Australia Fellowships close on 30 April 2012. Fellowships at the NLA offer researchers, scholars and writers unparalleled opportunities to delve into the Library’s rich collections and are awarded for 3-6 months. Application information is available on the NLA's website.

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The Academy is delighted to announce that it has awarded 12 travel bursaries for early career researchers from Australia and New Zealand to attend the inaugural conference of the Australasian Association for the Digital Humanities (aaDH), Digital Humanities Australasia 2012: Building, Mapping, Connecting.

A draft conference programme is now available.

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Leading publishers, booksellers, academics and librarians discussed the future for the academic book in Australia at a forum organised by the National Scholarly Communication Forum under the auspices of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

More information about the forum, including presentations, is available on the website.

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The Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) is currently conducting a survey to identify best practice models for supporting career development for Australian researchers across all disciplines. Take the survey.

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The Academy has signed a new agreement with the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei which paves the way for a research exchange programme between the two countries.

On 8 June 2011 a memorandum of understanding was signed by Professor Joseph Lo Bianco, President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and Professor Alberto Quadrio Curzio, Vice Presidente of the Lincei. We are very grateful to the Italian Embassy in Canberra for brokering this collaboration.

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The Academy welcomes the launch of the Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities (LCNAU) which aims to raise the profile of language educators and public awareness of the cultural, strategic and economic importance of language education for Australia.

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The Academy of the Humanities welcomes the establishment of the Australasian Association for Digital Humanities (aaDH). The Association will act to support and extend links between digital humanities researchers, improve professional development opportunities and provide international leverage for local projects and initiatives.

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities warmly welcomes the establishment of the Hong Kong Academy of Humanities. As the peak body representing humanities academia in Hong Kong, it aims to promote outstanding scholarly achievements of the territory through meaningful engagement and cooperation with similar institutions internationally.

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