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 …

Australia’s cultural and creative economy in the spotlight

AAH News A New Approach, Media release

The latest report from independent arts and culture think tank, A New Approach, shines a light on  the multi-billion dollar value of our cultural and creative economy, and its post-pandemic growth potential to 2030 and beyond. The report being released today, Australia’s cultural and creative economy: A 21st century guide, aims to demystify Australia’s cultural and creative economy and help …

Announcing the winner of the 2020 Medal for Excellence in Translation

AAH News Media release

One of Australia’s most renowned editors and translators of French, Ms Penny Hueston, is the recipient of the 2020 Medal for Excellence in Translation for Being Here: The Life of Paula Modersohn-Becker by Marie Darrieussecq (Melbourne: Text Publishing, 2017). Being Here is an account of the life of ground-breaking Expressionist painter Paula Modersohn-Becker. Born in Germany in 1876, Modersohn-Becker was the first female artist …

Academy congratulates recipients of $12M in ARC SRI funding

AAH News Media release

The Australian Academy of the Humanities warmly congratulates the 49 recipients of new research funding into Australian life, past and present, announced by  Minister for Education, the Hon. Dan Tehan MP today. The projects were funded through the Australian Research Council (ARC) Special Research Initiative (SRI) for research into Australian culture, history, and society. “Understanding human experience on our continent …

Shortlist announced for the 2020 Medal for Excellence in Translation

AAH News Academy, Media release

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2020 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: Paul Gibbard for The Dream by Émile Zola (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018). Penny Hueston for Being Here: The …

Indigenous Brisbane-based artist awarded for reviving traditional possum skin cloaks

AAH News Media release

An award-winning Australian artist whose recent practice involves the revival of the traditional Indigenous possum skin cloak, is the recipient of the Australian Academy of the Humanities’ 2020 John Mulvaney Fellowship. Dr Carol McGregor is a Brisbane-based artist of Wathaurung (Kulin Nation) and Scottish descent, and is a possum skin cloak maker, painter, printmaker and sculptor. As an artist, she …