It is our great pleasure to launch the inaugural Australian Academy of the Humanities Book List.
This initiative aims to celebrate and promote books published by the Fellowship and our grants and awards alumni within the last 18 months. Previously, the Academy’s flagship journal Humanities Australia has included an ‘Ex Libris’ section with images of a few of the many books published by Academy Fellows in the previous year. The Annual Academy Book List offers a much more extended display of books, and includes not just an image of the cover, but also a short synopsis, and a link to the publisher’s website.
The list of over 60 books covering the full spectrum of humanities disciplines is divided into four categories – authored and co-authored books, edited collections and scholarly editions, translations (including the winner and shortlist of the Academy’s 2018 Medal for Excellence in Translation) and books by Fellows which have been shortlisted for or have won prizes.
“The Annual Australian Academy of the Humanities Book List demonstrates the capacity of the humanities in Australia to shed new light on everything from the broadest possible topics to more compact areas of research” said Academy Editor Emeritus Professor Graham Tulloch FAHA. “It includes both material directly related to Australia and material concerning the wider world and demonstrates how much excellent writing, both research and creative, is happening in Australia.”
We hope you enjoy reading and celebrating the vital, innovative and wide-ranging humanities scholarship produced by our Fellowship and the next generation of humanities scholars.
The next Annual Academy Book List will be launched in December 2019.
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