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 …

Fellow elected to British Academy

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The Academy warmly congratulates one of its Fellows upon their election to the Fellowship of the British Academy. Professor Alison Bashford FBA FAHA, is the Vere Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge. Her expertise is in modern world history, 19th and 20th century environmental history, and population …

Fellows recognised in Queen’s Birthday 2017 Honours List

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The Academy warmly congratulates three Fellows who have been recognised for their distinguished contribution to the nation in the  Queen’s Birthday 2017 Honours List Professor Philip Pettit awarded Companion (AC) in the General Division of The Order of Australia for his eminent service to philosophy through contributions to moral and political theory, as a distinguished academic, and as a leader of …

Significant archaeological discovery by Academy Fellows

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Earliest Australian’s lived on the coast 50,000 years ago Adapted from conversations with Professors Veth and Ulm, and the University of Western Australia media release and James Cook University media release. A team of international archaeologists, led by Academy Fellows Professor Peter Veth FAHA and supported by coastal archaeology specialist Professor Sean Ulm FAHA, have confirmed human occupation of Australia …

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 …

Fellows recognised in 2017 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. Professor Patricia Grimshaw FAHA was awarded an Officer (AO) in the General Division of The Order of Australia for distinguished service to the social sciences and to the humanities through researching, documenting and preserving Australian history, and the roles of …

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Fellow John Kinder elected a Corresponding Member of L’Accademia della Crusca

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We congratulate Fellow John Kinder of the University of Western Australia upon being elected as a Corresponding Member to Italy’s L’Accademia della Crusca, announced on 5 November. The Accademia della Crusca is the oldest language academy in the world, founded in Florence in 1583. It is the most prestigious authority on the Italian language. This is the first time a …

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Two Fellows receive Prime Minister’s Literary Awards

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The Academy congratulates Professors Geoffrey Blainey AC FASSA FAHA and Sheila Fitzpatrick FAHA upon receiving Prime Minister’s Literary Awards in 2016. Professor Blainey received the Prize for Australian History for The Story of Australia’s People: The Rise and Fall of Ancient Australia (Penguin/Viking, 2015). Professor Fitzpatrick received the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Non-fiction for On Stalin’s Team: The Years …

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Three Fellows receive cultural awards from Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture

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The Academy is delighted to announce that all three international recipients of the 2016 Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture’s prestigious Penghargaan Kebudayaan (Cultural Awards – Foreign Individuals category) were Fellows of the Academy. Our warm congratulations to: Professor Merle Ricklefs FAHA, an expert in Indonesian history and Javanese literature; Emeritus Professor Anthony Reid FBA FRHistS FAHA, a pioneer in modern Sumatra …

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Murdoch University to name its Library after Fellow Geoffrey Bolton

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Murdoch University has announced that it will be naming its Library after its Foundation Professor of History, the late Geoffrey Bolton, who was also a Fellow of the Academy. The Library will be known as the Geoffrey Bolton Library and an official dedication ceremony and public exhibition will take place next year. Professor Bolton’s obituary, written by Stuart Macintyre AO FASSA FAHA, can be found in …