Announcing our 2017 grants and awards recipients

AAH News Media release

We are delighted to announce the recipients of this year’s Humanities Travelling Fellowships (including the David Philips Travelling Fellowship), Publication Subsidy Scheme and Ernst and Rosemarie Keller Award. The grants support humanities scholars and researchers to collaborate with international colleagues, conduct research across a broad range of disciplines, and assist with the costs associated with publication of research. President of the …

Australian Academy of the Humanities Charter Book

A warm welcome to our 21 newly elected Fellows

AAH News Academy, Media release

A leading expert on Chinese media in Australia, Wanning Sun, Australian author Tim Winton and global philosopher Jay Garfield are among 21 leading 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 …

AAH Medal for Excellence in Translation

Winner of new Translation Medal announced

AAH News Academy, Media release

The Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH) is delighted to announce the winner of the inaugural Medal for Excellence in Translation. The winner is John Minford, Emeritus Professor of Chinese at the Australian National University, for I Ching (Yijing): The Book of Change, translated from the Chinese. The I Ching – regarded for two millennia as the essential guide to …

Backing Australia’s research excellence

AAH News Media release, Policy & Research

The Australian Academy of the Humanities rejected claims in the media today challenging the integrity of the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the funding of research projects. “The ARC has a rigorous merit-based process for allocating competitive research funding”, said Professor John Fitzgerald FAHA, President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. “Independent expert assessment provides the integrity for which …

Critical research infrastructure at risk

AAH News Media release, Policy & Research

The Australian Academy of the Humanities today warned that the capacity of Australian researchers to contribute to national innovation is at risk through a funding crisis threatening critical research infrastructure. “The National Library of Australia’s ‘Trove’ is an outstanding example of Australian ingenuity which has transformed the research system,” said Professor John Fitzgerald FAHA, President of the Academy. Trove provides …