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 …

Eminent Australians reflect on humanising the past, present and future

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On the occasion of our 50th Birthday, we are taking time to not only celebrate the contribution of the humanities to our national life, but also to consider all that they can offer as we enter a new era marked by rapid technological change, major environmental challenges and shifting ideas about what it means to be human. To help us …

50 years on – A golden moment for the Australian Academy of the Humanities

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Setting the scene 1969, Australia. More than two decades of conservative rule was nearing its end and the nation was undergoing rapid social and cultural change following a lengthy period of post-war migration. Australians were making their mark overseas in arts, culture, media and performance. At home, humanities scholars were conducting ground-breaking research including the discovery of the oldest-known burials …

Announcing the 2019 Humanities Travelling Fellowship recipients

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We are delighted to announce the recipients of this year’s Humanities Travelling Fellowships. Our Humanities Travelling Fellowships (HTF) enable early career researchers (ECRs) to undertake research overseas, including accessing archives and other research materials and connecting with international researchers and networks. Since 1985, the Fellowships have  provided much-needed assistance and career development to promising ECRs and  strengthened collaborations and alliances …

Announcing the 2019 Publication Subsidy Scheme recipients

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We are delighted to announce the recipients of this year’s Publication Subsidy Scheme (PSS). Established in 1970, it is one our longest-standing initiatives assisting Australian scholars with the costs associated with publishing high-quality humanities research. The forthcoming publications from this year’s recipients, to be published by major presses both within Australia and internationally, span a number of humanities disciplines and …

Re-encountering the Archive: Aftermaths of War

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To coincide with this year’s Anzac Day, we invite you to explore articles from three of our Fellows that consider several aspects of the aftermath of war: how we memorialise those who served, how we internalise personal and national trauma, and how we respond, through policy, to a world much altered by conflict. Dr Margaret Rose FRHistS FAHA’s article ‘In …

Applications open for the Australian Academy of the Humanities and The British Academy Knowledge Frontiers Forum

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The British Academy and the Australian Academy of the Humanities are inviting applications for humanities, arts and social science Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to apply to attend the Knowledge Frontiers Forum on the ‘The Future’ to take place Monday 11 November – Tuesday 12 November 2019 in Brisbane. This special event will bring together up to 40 ECRs (understood as …

McCredie Musicological Award

Applications now open for the 2019 McCredie Musicological Award

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Applications now open for the 2019 McCredie Musicological Award The McCredie Musicological Award recognises outstanding achievement in musicology by an Australian scholar under the age of 40. It is one of Australia’s most prestigious awards for the study of musicology— from performance practice, music in the cultural context, through to the theory, analysis and composition of music. The award celebrates …