Leading researchers appointed to Australian arts and culture think tank

AAH News A New Approach, Media release

Five eminent Australian researchers have been appointed to support A New Approach – the independent think tank created to champion effective investment and return in Australia’s arts and culture. Over the coming 18 months, A New Approach will release a series of research reports and case studies that explore the diverse benefits of arts and cultural activity as well as …

Our 8-Point Plan to Humanise the Future

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Australian Academy of the Humanities Media Release

The Australian Academy of the Humanities sees the 18 May federal election as an opportunity for all political parties to make a new and increased commitment to ensuring a humanised future for Australia. Today it has released its 8-point plan to address years of neglect and cuts to funding to the humanities sector. ‘A human-centred approach to policy-making requires all government agendas to be …

Re-encountering the Archive: Aftermaths of War

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To coincide with this year’s Anzac Day, we invite you to explore articles from three of our Fellows that consider several aspects of the aftermath of war: how we memorialise those who served, how we internalise personal and national trauma, and how we respond, through policy, to a world much altered by conflict. Dr Margaret Rose FRHistS FAHA’s article ‘In …

Rupert Myer to lead new advisory group for Australian arts and culture think tank

AAH News A New Approach

Renowned Australian arts philanthropist, Rupert Myer, will chair a new 10-member Reference Group to provide strategic advice for A New Approach, the independent think tank tasked with championing Australia’s investment and return in arts and culture. The Reference Group will help guide the work of A New Approach, which aims to strengthen bipartisan, business and community support for arts and …

Consultation open for the Future Humanities Workforce Project

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Future Humanities Workforce graphic banner

The Australian Academy of the Humanities invites you to share your view on the challenges and opportunities facing Australia’s humanities-trained workforce and its contribution to a range of industry sectors. Funded by the Australian Research Council, our Future Humanities Workforce project aims to understand the capacity and demographics of Australia’s university-based and broader humanities research workforce, to identify the contemporary …

Announcing the John Mulvaney Fellowship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait humanities early career researchers

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The John Mulvaney Fellowship

We are delighted to launch the inaugural John Mulvaney Fellowship. This award honours the outstanding contribution to humanities scholarship, the Academy and the cultural life of the nation of one of our longest serving Fellows and former Academy Secretary John Mulvaney AO CMG FBA FSA FRAI FAHA. Fondly known as the “father of Australian Archaeology”, John Mulvaney was an acknowledged …

Applications open for the Australian Academy of the Humanities and The British Academy Knowledge Frontiers Forum

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The British Academy and the Australian Academy of the Humanities are inviting applications for humanities, arts and social science Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to apply to attend the Knowledge Frontiers Forum on the ‘The Future’ to take place Monday 11 November – Tuesday 12 November 2019 in Brisbane. This special event will bring together up to 40 ECRs (understood as …

Applications now open for the 2019 McCredie Musicological Award

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McCredie Musicological Award

Applications now open for the 2019 McCredie Musicological Award The McCredie Musicological Award recognises outstanding achievement in musicology by an Australian scholar under the age of 40. It is one of Australia’s most prestigious awards for the study of musicology— from performance practice, music in the cultural context, through to the theory, analysis and composition of music. The award celebrates …

Applications now open for our 2019 grants and awards

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Grants and Awards

Every year, the Academy offers a series of prestigious grants and awards as part of our ongoing commitment to fostering and promoting the highest quality humanities research and supporting the next generation of scholars and practitioners. We are pleased to announce that applications for the Humanities Travelling Fellowships, the David Philips Travelling Fellowship and Publication Subsidy Scheme are now open …

Applications now open for the 2019 Crawford Medal

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The Max Crawford Medal

The Max Crawford Medal is Australia’s most prestigious award for excellence and promise in the humanities. It is presented to an early career scholar, whose research and publications make an exceptional contribution to the understanding of their discipline by the general public. The Medal celebrates the outstanding career of Academy Foundation Fellow Emeritus Professor R. M. (Max) Crawford OBE FAHA. …