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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 …

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Archaeology Section’s tribute to John Mulvaney

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Vale Emeritus Professor Derek John Mulvaney AO CMG FAHA (1925-2016) Archaeology Section, Australian Academy of the Humanities Fellows of the Archaeology Section of the Australian Academy of the Humanities note with great sadness the passing of Emeritus Professor John Mulvaney at the age of 90. John Mulvaney made numerous and inestimable contributions to Australian archaeology, cultural heritage studies and public …

Fellows elected to the British Academy

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The Academy warmly congratulates two of its Fellows upon their election to Corresponding Fellowship of the British Academy. Professor Pauline Allen FAHA is Research Professor of Early Christian Studies and Director of the Centre for Early Christian Studies at the Australian Catholic University. Professor Peter Bellwood FAHA is Emeritus Professor of Archaeology at the Australian National University. The list of …