Applications now open for our 2018 grants and awards

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Every year, we offer a series of prestigious grants and awards that promote excellence in the humanities and support the next generation of scholars and practitioners. We are pleased to announce that applications for the following grants and awards are now open and will close at AEST 5:00pm Wednesday 4 April, 2018. Medal for Excellence in Translation The Medal for Excellence …

Reflections on the 48th Annual Symposium

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The humanities explore how we experience, understand and describe our world and our place in it, so the theme of Humanitarianism and Human Rights was very timely for the 48th annual Symposium of the Australian Academy of the Humanities this November. For the first time in almost twenty years this was held in Western Australia, convened by Susan Broomhall (The …

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Welcoming our 23 newly elected Fellows

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Leading experts in arts and culture are among 23 outstanding figures in the humanities to be elected to the Australian Academy of the Humanities – the highest honour for achievement in the humanities in Australia. “I am delighted to welcome our new Fellows, elected in recognition of their outstanding scholarship and practice in the humanities disciplines,” said newly elected President …

Announcing new Academy President

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Professor Joy Damousi FASSA FAHA was elected President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities on 18 November. Professor Damousi is one of Australia’s preeminent historians. She is a leading expert on memory and the aftermaths of war, the history of emotions, and migration history in relation to refugees, humanitarianism and internationalism. In 2014 she was awarded the prestigious Australian …

Free public lectures – Fremantle, Adelaide and Brisbane

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The Academy will be hosting three free public lectures over the coming months. Our lectures have been made possible by bequests made by Fellows and support the Academy’s commitment to promoting excellence in the humanities. 48th Annual Academy Lecture, 16 November 2017 in Fremantle The Annual Academy Lecture demonstrates the extraordinary breadth and depth of our Fellows’ contribution to the …

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. …

Institutional Transformation: Imagination, Affect, and Embodiment

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This article presents reflections on a recent workshop convened by Professor Moira Gatens FASSA FAHA, Dr Millicent Churcher and Professor Danielle Celermajer from the University of Sydney. The workshop Institutional Transformation: Imagination, Affect, and Embodiment explored the role of affect in establishing, sustaining, and transforming (both good and bad) institutional structures and practices. The prevalence of emotive media images for …

What it means to be a contemporary humanities scholar

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By Dr Chloé Diskin and Felicity Ford, The University of Melbourne In May of this year, we attended the Communication and Engagement for Humanities Early Career Researchers (ECRs) program, an initiative of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, hosted by La Trobe University and La Trobe Asia in Melbourne. The day focused on connecting ECRs with resources, skills, and networks to better equip …

The 47th Annual Academy Lecture

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The 47th Annual Academy Lecture was given by our current President, Professor John Fitzgerald FAHA on Academic Freedom and the Contemporary University — Lessons from China. It was held in Melbourne on 15 November 2016 as part of the 47th Annual Symposium of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, Asia Australia: Transnational Connections. An edited version of the Lecture is available and will feature in the forthcoming Academy publication, Humanities Australia …

Registrations now open

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Registrations are now open for our 48th Annual Symposium to be held in Western Australia, Wednesday 15 to Friday 17 November 2017. This year’s Symposium theme is Humanitarianism and Human Rights. A distinguished line-up of speakers  will explore how contemporary Australia has been shaped by long intellectual and emotional histories regarding human rights and humanitarianism, and will consider the challenges …