Humanities Australia No. 8

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We are delighted to announce that Humanities Australia No. 8 is now available online.

Humanities Australia is the Academy’s flagship annual journal, showcasing some of the outstanding research and writing being carried out by Australian humanities scholars.

This publication is one of the many ways in which we support excellence in the humanities and communicate their value to the public. While the contributors to this issue come from a broad range of the disciplines represented by the Academy, including linguistics, philosophy, the arts, history and Asian studies, some common themes have emerged, especially in relation to questions of human rights, both in the past and today.

Humanities Australia draws on the ideas and inspiration of its Fellows and others in the community with an interest in the humanities. It aims to demonstrate that an understanding of cultures and communities, of how people experience the world and their place in it, have a major role to play in discussions about Australia and its future.

In this edition:

Editors’ Introduction, by Elizabeth Webby AM FAHA and Graham Tulloch FAHA

Pacific Rim and Two Bridges, poems by Chris Andrews FAHA

Academic Freedom and the Contemporary University: Lessons from China, the 47th Annual Academy Lecture by Academy President John Fitzgerald FAHA

Smart Engagement with Asia, by Ien Ang FAHA

Ngûrrahmalkwonawoniyan: Listening Here, by Nicholas Evans FBA FASSA FAHA

Empathy and the Myall Creek Massacre: Images, Humanitarianism and Empire by Jane Lydon FSA FAHA

Macaroni Men and Eighteenth-Century Fashion Culture: ‘The Vulgar Tongue’ by Peter McNeil FAHA

Australian League of Nations Union and War Refugees: Internationalism and Humanitarianism, 1930-39 by Joy Damousi FASSA FAHA

A Very Principled Project, by Peter Anstey FAHA

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About the image

The featured image is from the cover showing detail of Ridiculous Taste or the Ladies Absurdity, oil on canvas painted on the reverse of a possible signboard, c. 1780 by Lunc Kulturen, Sweden.