Australian Academy of the Humanities Media Release

Welcoming strategic investment for humanities research

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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 …

Australian Academy of the Humanities Media Release

A new decade provides an opportunity to rebuild trust in our core national institutions

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As we start a new decade, Australians have the opportunity to consider what makes our nation special, while at the same time, reflecting on where, and why, we might be losing our way. The tragedy of this summer’s bushfires, and the incredible collective response by volunteer firefighters, donors, neighbours and communities, has shone a light on some of our nation’s …

Statement about the Australian Bushfire Tragedy

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities offers its deepest condolences to all affected by the unprecedented bushfires which have created so much devastation since September last year. While the cost in the loss of properties, businesses, community facilities and wildlife is still being assessed – and is expected to run into many billions of dollars – our hearts go out …

New report reveals impacts of arts and culture on aging, health, learning, jobs and loneliness

AAH News A New Approach, Media release

The evidence is clear: when people engage in cultural or creative activities, they generally have better educational outcomes, are less lonely, are healthier both physically and mentally, and enjoy a happier and healthier life in old age. These are the findings of a new report, Transformative: Impacts of Culture and Creativity, produced by independent think tank A New Approach (ANA), …

Welcoming our newly elected Fellows

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We are delighted to announce the election of 25 outstanding researchers and practitioners to the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the highest honour for achievement in the humanities in Australia. “In our 50th anniversary year, I am honoured to welcome the new members of our Fellowship, elected in recognition of their distinguished achievement in the humanities disciplines and their contribution …

New report presents the big picture on government arts and culture funding

AAH News A New Approach, Media release

A new report released today by independent think tank, A New Approach (ANA), shows local governments are seeing the value of arts and culture in their communities, and are responding by stepping up their financial commitment and playing a bigger role in government support for arts and culture. The report, The Big Picture: public expenditure on artistic, cultural and creative …

McCredie Musicological Award

Perth-based music scholar receives 2019 McCredie Musicological Award

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Dr Sarah Collins is the recipient of the Australian Academy of the Humanities’ prestigious 2019 McCredie Musicological Award, recognising outstanding contribution to Musicology by an Australian scholar. Musicology is the scholarly study of music which aims to explore its cultural and/or historical context, its aesthetic features as a form of human expression, the modes of performance associated with it, and …

Leading Indigenous early career researcher receives the inaugural John Mulvaney Fellowship

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Dr Harry Van Issum is the recipient of the Australian Academy of the Humanities’ inaugural John Mulvaney Fellowship. The Fellowship provides funds to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early career humanities researcher to undertake research or fieldwork in Australia or overseas. Dr Van Issum will travel to the United Kingdom to assist in the repatriation of Woppaburra skeletal remains …

Australian Academy of the Humanities Media Release

Academy welcomes government investment in humanities, arts and social sciences research infrastructure strategy

AAH News Media release, Policy & Research

The Australian Academy of the Humanities welcomes the federal Department of Education’s decision to expedite funding for a major feasibility study into investment and infrastructure needed to advance Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) research. Commencing this year, the Department will lead a scoping study, part of the 2016 Research Infrastructure Roadmap, designed to develop a national ‘coordinated approach to …

The Max Crawford Medal

Trailblazing humanities champion awarded 2019 Crawford Medal

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Dr Ronika Power, one of Australia’s foremost experts in Bioarchaeology – the study of all living things from the ancient world – is the recipient of the Australian Academy of the Humanities’ 2019 Max Crawford Medal. The Medal is Australia’s most prestigious award for achievement and promise in the humanities and it is awarded to an Australia-based, early-career scholar for …