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 …

Announcing ‘A New Approach’ program for arts and culture

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities welcomes the opportunity to work alongside Newgate Communications to deliver a new $1.65M program for the arts and cultural sector in Australia. The Myer Foundation, the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and the Keir Foundation today announced that the Academy and Newgate have been engaged to deliver the New Approach program. In December 2016, the …

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 …

Learning from the Other: Australian and Chinese Perspectives on Philosophy

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We are delighted to announce the online availability of Learning from the Other: Australian and Chinese Perspectives on Philosophy. This free publication consists of a selection of papers drawn from two symposia co-sponsored by the Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH) and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). The Academy congratulates Professors Alan Hájek FAHA and John Makeham FAHA who led …

Australian Academy of the Humanities Charter Book

A warm welcome to our 21 newly elected Fellows

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A leading expert on Chinese media in Australia, Wanning Sun, Australian author Tim Winton and global philosopher Jay Garfield are among 21 leading 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 …

AAH Medal for Excellence in Translation

Winner of new Translation Medal announced

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH) is delighted to announce the winner of the inaugural Medal for Excellence in Translation. The winner is John Minford, Emeritus Professor of Chinese at the Australian National University, for I Ching (Yijing): The Book of Change, translated from the Chinese. The I Ching – regarded for two millennia as the essential guide to …