Federal inquiry into cultural and creative industries an opportunity to build back better from COVID-19

AAH News Academy, Policy & Research

The Australian Academy of the Humanities believes the current inquiry into Australia’s Cultural and Creative Industries and Institutions comes at a pivotal moment and has the potential to be transformative for one of the nation’s most vital sectors. In its submission to the Inquiry, the Academy says the nation needs a fresh national approach, recognising that our creative and cultural …

What now for Australia’s cultural future?

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Marking the end of a tumultuous year for our creative and cultural sector, the 51st Australian Academy of the Humanities Symposium ‘At the Crossroad? Australia’s Cultural Future’ explores the impacts of COVID-19 and other disruptions to our cultural life and considers how innovative cultural policy settings and creative practice could together underpin a path to recovery for the sector, for …

Fighting COVID-19: It’s time to break down the language barriers

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Australian Academy of the Humanities in conversation with linguistics expert and Academy Fellow Professor Ingrid Piller. Introduction COVID-19 represents Australia’s single biggest health crisis of the past 100 years. It has provided a myriad of complex, previously untested challenges for governments, businesses and communities to manage and negotiate.  One of the most difficult challenges has been in communicating important, potentially life-saving …

Shortlist announced for the 2020 Medal for Excellence in Translation

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We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2020 Medal for Excellence in Translation, a major national award that recognises outstanding achievement in translation and the vital role of translators in Australian culture and scholarly discourse. The shortlisted candidates are: Paul Gibbard for The Dream by Émile Zola (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018). Penny Hueston for Being Here: The …

Mobilising ideas and talent for the creative economy

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By Academy Executive Director, Dr Christina Parolin. First published in ArtsHub, 30 June 2020. 2020 has been a record year for challenges: catastrophic bushfires, a brutal global pandemic, the shutdown of our cultural and creative sectors, unemployment shooting up the charts, and a massive fee hike for those wanting to study humanities, arts and social science courses at university. It’s …

Why we need humanities graduates in our workforce

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By Academy President, Professor Joy Damousi. First published in The Age, 21 June 2020. Education’s distinct purpose is to be forward-thinking, but the government’s sweeping changes to university fee structures are short-sighted. Under the changes, students studying humanities, arts and social science (HASS) subjects will face huge fee increases to help fund decreases in costs for students enrolled in other subjects deemed …

Academy offers support for national recognition of First Nations People

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As Australia marks the 20th anniversary of our national reconciliation walks of 2000, the Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH) acknowledges the role and contribution of Indigenous researchers and knowledge custodians in telling and sharing our national story. “Australia’s humanities researchers have played a central role in recognising Indigenous culture, history, knowledge and practice as foundational to this story’, said …

Our cultural and creative future at the crossroads

AAH News A New Approach, Academy, Policy & Research

The first quarter of 2020 can best be summed up in one word – ‘unprecedented’. From severe drought, to calamitous bushfires, and now COVID-19, every element of our lives has been touched in some way. The Australian Academy of the Humanities offers its deepest sympathies to those experiencing loss, illness, isolation and financial strain at this extraordinary time. The Academy champions …

Call for humanities expertise on COVID-19 and pandemics

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Australia’s COVID-19 Expert Database The Australian Academy of the Humanities is pleased to be joining forces with Australia’s other Learned Academies to launch the COVID-19 Expert Database. The database provides access to Australia’s leading researchers and experts across all disciplines who are willing and able to help Australia tackle COVID-19 and its aftermath. Envisaged as a publicly available searchable database, …

Statement on COVID-19

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With Australia’s bushfire recovery efforts only just underway, our collective attention has now turned to the broad and deep impacts of COVID-19. The Council and Secretariat of the Academy extend our thoughts and good wishes to our friends and colleagues across Australia and around the world, and we offer our deepest sympathies to those experiencing loss, illness, isolation and financial …