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 artist puts past and present into beautiful but critical perspective, offering pathways for the future
— Robyn Archer

Our Fellows' reflect

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

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Registrations now open for our free public event on Intercultural Intersections, 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.

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The humanities are essential to exploring and understanding what human beings are capable of
— Barry Jones

Our Fellows' reflect

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

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