Statement about the Australian Bushfire Tragedy

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities offers its deepest condolences to all affected by the unprecedented bushfires which have created so much devastation since September last year. While the cost in the loss of properties, businesses, community facilities and wildlife is still being assessed – and is expected to run into many billions of dollars – our hearts go out …

Being Humane: A Contested History

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On the 14 November in Brisbane, the President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities threw down a challenge to governments, decision-makers and the Australian community, calling for an end to what she described as a re-run of the White Australia Policy. In her 50th Academy Lecture address – Being Humane: A Contested History – Professor Joy Damousi FASSA FAHA, …

2019 Academy Book List

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It is our great pleasure to bring you the second annual Australian Academy of the Humanities Book List. Launched in 2018, 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 …

Humanities Australia No. 10

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We are delighted to launch the 10th edition of Humanities Australia coinciding with the our 50th anniversary year. Our anniversary, like our journal, provides an opportunity for us to celebrate the work of our humanities researchers and to think about the role our disciplines will play in ensuring a humanised future for all. Established in 2010, Humanities Australia is the …

Statement on the importance of publishing outlets for Australian stories and voices

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The Council of the Australian Academy of the Humanities firmly reinforces the critical importance of university presses and publishers to Australian cultural and scholarly life. Australia’s university presses play a vital role in the publication and dissemination of studies of Australian culture and society. These presses tell local stories, be they national, state-based, regional or rural. The protests against the …

Welcoming our newly elected Fellows

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We are delighted to announce the election of 25 outstanding researchers and practitioners to the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the highest honour for achievement in the humanities in Australia. “In our 50th anniversary year, I am honoured to welcome the new members of our Fellowship, elected in recognition of their distinguished achievement in the humanities disciplines and their contribution …

Re-encountering the Archive: The Hancock Lecture

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Since 1993, the Academy’s Hancock public lecture series has provided outstanding early career humanities researchers the opportunity to showcase their work to a broader audience. The Hancock Lecture honours its namesake, Emeritus Professor Sir (William) Keith Hancock KBE FAHA (1898—1988). Sir Hancock was a Foundation Fellow and the first President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. In 2019, the …

Leading Indigenous early career researcher receives the inaugural John Mulvaney Fellowship

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Dr Harry Van Issum is the recipient of the Australian Academy of the Humanities’ inaugural John Mulvaney Fellowship. The Fellowship provides funds to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early career humanities researcher to undertake research or fieldwork in Australia or overseas. Dr Van Issum will travel to the United Kingdom to assist in the repatriation of Woppaburra skeletal remains …

The Academy in the news: a visit from ABC Canberra

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The Academy received a visit from ABC Canberra this week to help celebrate our golden anniversary, marking 50 years since our creation by Royal Charter from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 25 June 1969. Former Academy President Professor Malcolm Gillies AO FAHA, Honorary Secretary Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Minchin FAHA and co-recipient of the 2018 Crawford Medal Dr Raihan Ismail …

Celebrating our 50th anniversary

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities celebrates its golden anniversary today, marking 50 years since its creation by Royal Charter from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 25 June 1969. It was three Australian giants of the 20th century – Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies and two of Australia’s most distinguished historians, Sir Keith Hancock and Max Crawford – whose combined efforts gave rise to the Academy’s creation. Our article on the history …