Academy Fellow wins pre-eminent research prize for lifetime’s work studying the origins of global farming

AAH News Fellows in the news, Media release

Canberra-based archaeologist, Professor Emeritus Peter Bellwood, is still pinching himself having been named the winner of the 2021 International Cosmos Prize, and in so doing being elevated into the company of previous winners, including environmentalist Sir David Attenborough (2000) and anthropologist Jane Goodall (2017). A Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH) since 1983, Professor Bellwood describes the …

Announcing the recipients of the 2021 Humanities Travelling Fellowships and David Philips Travelling Fellowship

AAH News Media release, Opportunities

We are delighted to announce the recipients of this year’s Humanities Travelling Fellowships and David Philips Travelling Fellowship – two grants that form part of the Academy’s suite of annual grants and awards. Our Humanities Travelling Fellowships (HTF) enable early career researchers to undertake research domestically and overseas, including accessing archives and other research materials and connecting with international researchers …

Humanities – optional extra, or integral to our economic future?

AAH News Academy, Media release

This first appeared in The Australian on July 1, 2021 and is republished courtesy of The Australian. There was rare cause for the humanities to celebrate this week when the National Archives of Australia – mandated to record, preserve and make public Australian Government records and history – finally received the emergency funding to preserve and digitise its collections, as …

New report: Australian-Asian Research Collaborations in the Humanities – Mapping the Present, Planning the Future

AAH News Academy, Media release, Policy & Research

International collaboration is fundamental to humanities research. It provides the foundation for informed engagement in areas such as policy, trade, and diplomacy, and ensures that we can address challenges that cross national borders, such as climate change, ageing populations, cybersecurity, and systemic inequality. Until recently, there has been a lack of readily available data in Australia about humanities teaching and …

Fellows recognised in 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours

AAH News Fellows in the news, Media release

The Academy warmly congratulates 4 of its Fellows who have been awarded honours in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Emeritus Professor Jaynie Anderson AM OSI FAHA was made Member in the General Division (AM) for significant service to tertiary education, particularly to art history in Australia. Jaynie Anderson is Professor Emeritus in the School of Culture and Communication at …

Australian Academy of the Humanities Media Release

New project well-timed to enhance Australia’s understanding and future partnership opportunities with China

AAH News Media release, Policy & Research

The Australian Academy of the Humanities hopes to help strengthen ties between Australia and China through a year-long project to map Australia’s research and training capacity in China studies and identify areas for improved knowledge-building and capacity. The Academy’s Executive Director, Dr Christina Parolin, said that while the rise of China had contributed to Australia’s prosperity and diversity economically, socially …

Australia joins global Call to Action to celebrate language diversity and promote a multilingual world

AAH News Media release, Policy & Research

Five of the world’s leading Learned Academies, including the Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH), have joined forces in calling for urgent action to protect and promote language study globally. It’s the first time national peak bodies in the humanities and social sciences have collaborated to issue a public call on behalf of language diversity to meet the growing communications …

Welcoming our newly elected Fellows 2020

AAH News Elections, Media release

We are delighted to announce the election of 22 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 that my first duty as the new President of the Academy is to welcome our new Fellows, elected in recognition of their distinguished achievement in …

Australian Academy of the Humanities Media Release

New Academy President to champion Humanities’ role in tackling climate change

AAH News Annual General Meeting, Media release

The newly-elected President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, Professor Lesley Head FASSA FAHA, believes the humanities will play as significant a role as the sciences in addressing the biggest global challenge of our time, the earth’s warming. Professor Head is one of Australia’s leading researchers whose work focusses on human-environment relations, both prehistoric and contemporary. She brings with …