Announcing the 2018 Annual Academy Book List

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It is our great pleasure to launch the inaugural Australian Academy of the Humanities Book List. This initiative aims to celebrate and promote books published by the Fellowship and our grants and awards alumni within the last 18 months. Previously, the Academy’s flagship journal Humanities Australia has included an ‘Ex Libris’ section with images of a few of the many …

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Welcoming our 28 newly elected Fellows

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We are delighted to announce the election of 28 outstanding researchers and practitioners to the Australian Academy of the Humanities, which is the highest honour for achievement in the humanities in Australia. “I am honoured to welcome our new Fellows, elected in recognition of their distinguished achievement in the humanities and arts disciplines,” said President of the Academy, Professor Joy …

Remembrance Day and the Power of Writing

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To mark this year’s Remembrance Day, we invite you to explore articles and research from three of our Fellows examining how soldiers harnessed the power of writing, language and humour to make sense of their experience of the Great War. Using sources such as soldier’s diaries, trench journals, and wartime magazines, the research on display here moves beyond the panoramic …

Humanities Australia No. 9

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We are delighted to launch the ninth edition of Humanities Australia. Established in 2010, Humanities Australia is the Academy’s flagship journal, showcasing some of the outstanding research and writing being carried out by our Fellows. It is an essential part of our commitment to supporting excellence in the humanities and communicating their value to the public. The articles in this …

Fellows recognised in 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours

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The Academy warmly congratulates five of its Fellows who have been awarded honours in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Awarded Companion (AC) in the General Division of The Order of Australia: Art historian, author and curator, Emeritus Professor Virginia Margaret Spate FAHA for service to higher education, particularly to art history and theory and the advanced study of the contemporary arts, and as a role …

Gallipoli: Transnational perspectives from archaeology, literature and film

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To mark the centenary of the end of World War 1 this year, the Academy will be going back to the archive to share selected research and writing from our Fellowship that addresses the history, impact and representations of the Great War. Re-encountering humanities research in this way not only helps us to understand the past but also to reflect …

Fellows recognised in 2018 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. Professor Janet McCalman FASSA FAHA was awarded Companion (AC) in the General Division of The Order of Australia for eminent service to education as a leading scholar in social history, contributor to multi-disciplinary curriculum development, and for her role in …

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Welcoming our 23 newly elected Fellows

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Leading experts in arts and culture are among 23 outstanding 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 their outstanding scholarship and practice in the humanities disciplines,” said newly elected President …

Announcing new Academy President

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Professor Joy Damousi FASSA FAHA was elected President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities on 18 November. Professor Damousi is one of Australia’s preeminent historians. She is a leading expert on memory and the aftermaths of war, the history of emotions, and migration history in relation to refugees, humanitarianism and internationalism. In 2014 she was awarded the prestigious Australian …

Announcing new UAI President – Academy Fellow Professor Sam Lieu

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The Academy extends its warm congratulations to Professor Sam Lieu FRAS FRHistS FSA FAHA on his election to the office of President of L’Union Académique Internationale (UAI) at the biannual meeting of the UAI General Assembly in Tokyo on 25 October 2017. Established in 1919,  the UAI is the global organisation of national academies in the fields of the humanities and social …