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 …

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 …

Australian Academy of the Humanities Charter Book

Welcoming our newly elected Fellows

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We are delighted to announce the election of 27 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 …