National Research Infrastructure: Alarming news for humanities, arts and social sciences

AAH News Media release, Policy & Research

The Australian Academy of the Humanities has today called on the Government to explain its proposed investment in Platforms for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) as part of the Research Infrastructure Investment Plan. The 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap clearly recognised Platforms for HASS and Indigenous research as one of nine priority areas for investment under the Research …

National Research Infrastructure: Investing in Australia’s Future

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities welcomes the commitment from the 2018 Federal Budget to implement the Research Infrastructure Investment Plan. The Plan directs investment in current and future platforms, assets and facilities as prioritised in the 2016 Research Infrastructure Roadmap. A national, integrated platform for humanities, arts, social sciences (HASS) and Indigenous research is one of nine priority areas. …

Applications now open for our 2018 grants and awards

AAH News Academy, Media release

Every year, we offer a series of prestigious grants and awards that promote excellence in the humanities and support the next generation of scholars and practitioners. We are pleased to announce that applications for the following grants and awards are now open and will close at AEST 5:00pm Wednesday 4 April, 2018. Medal for Excellence in Translation The Medal for Excellence …

Arts sector leader appointed Program Director

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Experienced, energetic arts sector leader Kate Fielding appointed as Program Director for A New Approach Arts and cultural sector leader, advocate and strategist Kate Fielding has been appointed by The Myer Foundation, Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and Keir Foundation as Program Director for A New Approach. Kate will work with the Australian Academy of the Humanities and Newgate Communications to deliver the $1.65 …

New funding for humanities futures

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities is delighted to have been awarded funding by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council’s Linkage Learned Academies Special Projects (LASP) 2017 scheme for the Future Humanities Workforce project. The project will focus on early career development, gender equity, and will identify the skills and knowledge priorities for future research environments in the …

Announcing ‘A New Approach’ program for arts and culture

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities welcomes the opportunity to work alongside Newgate Communications to deliver a new $1.65M program for the arts and cultural sector in Australia. The Myer Foundation, the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and the Keir Foundation today announced that the Academy and Newgate have been engaged to deliver the New Approach program. In December 2016, the …

Announcing our 2017 grants and awards recipients

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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

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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

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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

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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 …