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 …

Australian Academy of the Humanities Media Release

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 …

Leading researchers appointed to Australian arts and culture think tank

AAH News A New Approach, Media release

Five eminent Australian researchers have been appointed to support A New Approach – the independent think tank created to champion effective investment and return in Australia’s arts and culture. Over the coming 18 months, A New Approach will release a series of research reports and case studies that explore the diverse benefits of arts and cultural activity as well as …

Australian Academy of the Humanities Media Release

Our 8-Point Plan to Humanise the Future

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities sees the 18 May federal election as an opportunity for all political parties to make a new and increased commitment to ensuring a humanised future for Australia. Today it has released its 8-point plan to address years of neglect and cuts to funding to the humanities sector. ‘A human-centred approach to policy-making requires all government agendas to be …

The John Mulvaney Fellowship

Announcing the John Mulvaney Fellowship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait humanities early career researchers

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We are delighted to launch the inaugural John Mulvaney Fellowship. This award honours the outstanding contribution to humanities scholarship, the Academy and the cultural life of the nation of one of our longest serving Fellows and former Academy Secretary John Mulvaney AO CMG FBA FSA FRAI FAHA. Fondly known as the “father of Australian Archaeology”, John Mulvaney was an acknowledged …

Australian Academy of the Humanities Media Release

Government intervention strips $4M from humanities researchers

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities today expressed its shock and anger at the news that former Minister for Education and Training, Simon Birmingham, personally intervened to strip the nation’s humanities researchers of over $4M in funding that had been approved through a world-renowned peer review process of funding. During the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee estimates hearing yesterday, …

Announcing the winner of the 2018 Medal for Excellence in Translation

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We are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2018 Medal for Excellence in Translation is Julie Rose for her translation of Simon Leys: Navigator Between Worlds by Philippe Paquet, translated into English from the original French. Simon Leys: Navigator Between Worlds (La Trobe University Press/Black Inc. Books, 2017) is a translation of Philippe Paquet’s biography of the late …

Shortlist announced for the Medal for Excellence in Translation

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We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2018 Medal for Excellence in Translation, a major national award that recognises outstanding achievement in translation and the vital role of translators in Australian culture and scholarly discourse. The shortlisted candidates are: David Holm for Hanvueng: The Goose King and the Ancestral King, An Epic from Guangxi in Southern China (Brill, …

Australian Academy of the Humanities Media Release

Announcing the 2018 Max Crawford Medallists

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities is delighted to announce that Dr Raihan Ismail of the Australian National University and Dr Ana Tanasoca of the University of Canberra are the joint recipients of the 2018 Max Crawford Medal, Australia’s most prestigious award for early-career researchers in the humanities. The Medal was established through a bequest made to the Academy by …

Australian Academy of the Humanities Media Release

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

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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 …