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Excellence in the humanities

The humanities explore how we experience, understand and describe our world and our place in it.
As the national body for the humanities in Australia, we promote excellence and leadership in this endeavour.

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Visit our calendar to see both Academy events and those from the broader Australian humanities community, including funding opportunities and call for submissions.

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By ‘ethical’ we mean acting in ways that demonstrate care for yourself and others

— Catherine Lumby

Changing the culture of rugby league – and the armed forces

An article from 'The Power of the Humanities'

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Big History is the unifying origin story for a modern age

— David Christian

Big History: a global origin story for the next generation

An article from 'The Power of the Humanities'

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We started out of sheer curiosity and the intriguing sense that there was a common element here

— Hugh Craig

Enlisting Shakespeare to help fight cancer

An article from 'The Power of the Humanities'

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