Academy Fellow wins pre-eminent research prize for lifetime’s work studying the origins of global farming

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Canberra-based archaeologist, Professor Emeritus Peter Bellwood, is still pinching himself having been named the winner of the 2021 International Cosmos Prize, and in so doing being elevated into the company of previous winners, including environmentalist Sir David Attenborough (2000) and anthropologist Jane Goodall (2017). A Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH) since 1983, Professor Bellwood describes the …

Academy Fellow, Mabel Lee, honoured and excited by Archibald Prize success

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Mabel Lee is one of Australia’s finest translators, researchers and teachers of Chinese literature. A key member of the Chinese studies staff at the University of Sydney for 34 years, and where she remains an Adjunct Professor, her research deals with modern Chinese intellectual history and literature, with a particular focus on 2000 Nobel Laureate Gao Xingjian and 1999 (Italian) …

Fellows recognised in 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours

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The Academy warmly congratulates 4 of its Fellows who have been awarded honours in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Emeritus Professor Jaynie Anderson AM OSI FAHA was made Member in the General Division (AM) for significant service to tertiary education, particularly to art history in Australia. Jaynie Anderson is Professor Emeritus in the School of Culture and Communication at …

Fellows recognised in 2021 Australia Day Honours

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The Academy warmly congratulates two of its Fellows who have been awarded honours in this year’s Australia Day Honours list. Emeritus Professor John Melville-Jones AM FRNS FAHA was awarded Member (AM) in the General Division for significant service to tertiary education in Greek, Roman and Byzantine history and numismatics. Professor Melville-Jones is Senior Honorary Research Fellow in Classics and Ancient …

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 Twelve months ago, Victoria was at the beginning of its long COVID lockdown. Today, it’s five million residents of Sydney and the surrounding region doing it tough. While the debate rages about vaccination rates and the timing of lockdowns there’s one similarity between the …

Fellows recognised in 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours List

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The Academy warmly congratulates two of its Fellows who have been awarded honours in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Professor Stephen Garton FASSA FRAHS FAHA was appointed a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division for significant service to tertiary education administration, and to history. Formerly the Challis Professor of History at the University of …

Applications open for ABC’s Top 5 Media Residencies program

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities is proud to support ABC’s search for Australia’s next generation of research talent with applications now open for the 2020 ABC Top 5 Media Residencies program. Now in its third year, the program offers outstanding early career humanities, arts and social science researchers a two-week residency at the ABC’s Radio National. During the residency, …

Fellows recognised in 2020 Australia Day Honours

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The Academy warmly congratulates three of its Fellows who have been awarded honours in this year’s Australia Day Honours list. Emeritus Professor Richard Broome FRHSV FAHA was awarded Member (AM) in the General Division for significant service to education in the field of history, and to historical groups. His research focusses on Australian and Indigenous history. Richard served on the …

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 …

Humanising the Future – Untangling our social and technical challenges

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By Distinguished Professor Stuart Cunningham AM FAcSS FAHA (Queensland University of Technology). First published in The Australian, 25 September 2019. Powerful versions of what the future holds have excited, reassured and terrified people for centuries. Driven as much by quackery as informed by genuine insight, they have ranged from end-of-days narratives to predictions of the withering away of the state. Despite …