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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 …

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 …