Excellence in the humanities

The Academy is the national body for the humanities in Australia, championing the contribution humanities, arts and culture make to national life. Our work aims to ensure ethical, historical and cultural perspectives inform discussions regarding Australia’s future challenges and opportunities.

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The imagination is in the business of thinking the unthinkable and for the problems we face now
— Kate Grenville

Our Fellows reflect

On the occasion of our 50th anniversary, eminent Australians reflect on humanising the past, present and future.

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Register now for Intercultural Intersections, free public event for our 50th anniversary — 5pm Tuesday 27 August in Adelaide.

Intercultural Intersections

5pm–7pm Tuesday 27 August 2019 in Adelaide. This free public event forms part of our 50th anniversary program.



Humanising the Future —
Join us for the 50th Academy Symposium and free public events 13-15 November, Brisbane.

50th Symposium

Our flagship event for our 50th anniversary, the Humanising the Future Symposium and free public events will be held 13-15 November in Brisbane.