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 …

Where will Australia finish in the ‘AI race’ and what role for the humanities?

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By Professor Joy Damousi FASSA FAHA, President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. First published in the Australian Financial Review, 5 September 2019. In this fast-paced digital world where too often discovery, risk and reward overshadow ethical approaches and outcomes, getting the Artificial Intelligence (AI) balance right is one of the biggest challenges facing us today. And as we begin …

Fashion Studies: An International Perspective

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The two-day workshop Fashion Studies: An International Perspective was held at the University of Technology Sydney, from 5-7 April 2018, within the aegis of the Academy’s The Arts Section. Co-chaired by organiser Distinguished Professor Peter McNeil FAHA (UTS) and Dr Melissa Bellanta (ACU), the event brought together over 40 art historians, literary theorists, Asian Studies specialists, designers, material culture anthropologists …

Fellows recognised in 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours List

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The Academy warmly congratulates three of its Fellows who have been awarded honours in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List announced in Canberra on Monday 10 June. The recognition of these scholars and their research demonstrates the importance of the humanities to Australia’s past, present, and future. Congratulations to: Emeritus Professor Graeme Turner AO FAHA, former President of the Academy, …

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 …

Fellows recognised in 2019 Australia Day Honours

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The Academy warmly congratulates four of its Fellows who have been awarded honours in this year’s Australia Day Honours list. Honorary Fellow, Mr Carrillo Gantner AO FAHA, was awarded Companion (AC) in the General Division of The Order of Australia for eminent service to the community through professional involvement in, and philanthropic support for, the performing and visual arts, and …