The Humanities
in the Asia Region

This Australian Research Council-funded project aims to map the humanities in the Asia region and identify opportunities for strengthening collaboration between researchers in Australia and Asia. It will inform us about the range of collaborative work underway in the humanities and how this contributes to wider efforts in research diplomacy and multidisciplinary collaboration, with implications for future policy and program design. Countries/regions profiled include: China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Project team

Professor Antonia Finnane FAHA (Lead Chief Investigator), Professor Helen Creese FAHA, Emeritus Professor Robin Jeffrey FAHA, Emeritus Professor Lesley Johnson AM FAHA, and Professor Kam Louie FHKAH FAHA, Brigid Freeman, Dr Kylie Brass and Dr Emily Dunn.


This project is funded by the Australian Research Council through the Learned Academies Special Projects scheme. The scheme invests in the future of Australian research by providing vital funds to the Learned Academies to support strategic disciplinary initiatives.