Indigenous Brisbane-based artist awarded for reviving traditional possum skin cloaks

AAH News Media release

An award-winning Australian artist whose recent practice involves the revival of the traditional Indigenous possum skin cloak, is the recipient of the Australian Academy of the Humanities’ 2020 John Mulvaney Fellowship. Dr Carol McGregor is a Brisbane-based artist of Wathaurung (Kulin Nation) and Scottish descent, and is a possum skin cloak maker, painter, printmaker and sculptor. As an artist, she …

Announcing the 2020 Publication Subsidy Scheme recipients

AAH News Media release

We are delighted to announce the recipients of this year’s Publication Subsidy Scheme, one of the Academy’s longest running awards programs. Our Publication Subsidy Scheme supports quality publication in the humanities. Subsidies are awarded to early career researchers to support costs associated with publication, such as illustrations, maps, and copyright fees. The projects from this year’s 12 recipients cover a …

Announcing the 2020 Humanities Travelling Fellowship and Ernst and Rosemarie Keller Fund recipients

AAH News Media release

We are delighted to announce the recipients of this year’s Humanities Travelling Fellowships and Ernst and Rosemarie Keller Fund. These two grants form part of the Academy’s suite of annual grants and awards. Our Humanities Travelling Fellowships (HTF) enable early career researchers to undertake research overseas, including accessing archives and other research materials and connecting with international researchers and networks. …

The Max Crawford Medal

2020 Crawford Medal winner shapes our understanding of Australia’s historic past and present

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Award winning Australian writer and historian, Dr Billy Griffiths – whose latest book Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia (2018) has been described as ‘the freshest, most important book about our past in years’ – is the recipient of the Australian Academy of the Humanities’ 2020 Max Crawford Medal. The Medal is Australia’s most prestigious award for outstanding achievement and …

What are the four drivers that have shaped Australia’s policy settings for arts and culture?

AAH News A New Approach, Media release, Policy & Research

A New Approach today released its fourth report, Behind the scenes: Drivers of arts and cultural policy settings in Australia and beyond. As a nation we are facing unprecedented challenges, as we wrestle with the consequences of back-to-back bushfire and pandemic crises as well as Australia’s first recession in 29 years. Arts and culture have a significant role to play …

Government package for Australian arts, culture and entertainment welcomed

AAH News A New Approach, Media release

As Australia charts a path beyond the COVID-19 lockdown, independent arts and culture think tank A New Approach (ANA) has welcomed today’s announcement from the Federal Government of a targeted financial package to get our arts, culture and entertainment industry up and running again. ANA Program Director Kate Fielding said ‘The Federal Government’s $250 million injection throws a lifeline that …

Australian Academy of the Humanities Media Release

Humanities hit hardest when needed more than ever

AAH News Media release, Policy & Research

The Australian Academy of the Humanities today expressed deep concern about the Government’s changes to university fee structures, which disproportionally affect the humanities and call into question the very role of the 21st century university. “This is potentially the greatest hit to Australia’s humanities sector in a century”, said Professor Joy Damousi, President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. …

Academy offers support for national recognition of First Nations People

AAH News Academy, Media release

As Australia marks the 20th anniversary of our national reconciliation walks of 2000, the Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH) acknowledges the role and contribution of Indigenous researchers and knowledge custodians in telling and sharing our national story. “Australia’s humanities researchers have played a central role in recognising Indigenous culture, history, knowledge and practice as foundational to this story’, said …

Middle Australia says arts and culture are fundamental to Australia’s way of life

AAH News A New Approach, Media release

A key research report ‘A view from middle Australia: Perceptions of arts, culture and creativity’ commissioned by independent arts and culture think tank, A New Approach (ANA), captures Australians’ passion about the role art and culture plays in our lives. At a time when our nation has had to invent new ways to be creative, the report released today reveals …

Australian Academy of the Humanities Media Release

Welcoming strategic investment for humanities research

AAH News Media release

The Australian Academy of the Humanities today welcomed the establishment of a new Australian Research Council (ARC) Special Research Initiative (SRI) for research into Australian culture, history, and society announced yesterday by the Minister for Education, the Hon. Dan Tehan MP. The focus of the scheme will be for research into “the way in which we live today and how …