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

AAH News Opportunities, Media release

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 …

Government intervention strips $4M from humanities researchers

AAH News Media release, Policy & Research

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

AAH News Academy, Media release

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, …

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 …

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 …

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

AAH News Media release, Policy & Research

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 …