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 …

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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

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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

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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

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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 …

Announcing the 2020 Publication Subsidy Scheme recipients

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We are delighted to announce the recipients of this year’s Publication Subsidy Scheme, one of the Academy’s longest running awards programs. Our Publication Subsidy Scheme supports quality publication in the humanities. Subsidies are awarded to early career researchers to support costs associated with publication, such as illustrations, maps, and copyright fees. The projects from this year’s 12 recipients cover a …

Announcing the 2020 Humanities Travelling Fellowship and Ernst and Rosemarie Keller Fund recipients

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We are delighted to announce the recipients of this year’s Humanities Travelling Fellowships and Ernst and Rosemarie Keller Fund. These two grants form part of the Academy’s suite of annual grants and awards. Our Humanities Travelling Fellowships (HTF) enable early career researchers to undertake research overseas, including accessing archives and other research materials and connecting with international researchers and networks. …

The Max Crawford Medal

2020 Crawford Medal winner shapes our understanding of Australia’s historic past and present

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Award winning Australian writer and historian, Dr Billy Griffiths – whose latest book Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia (2018) has been described as ‘the freshest, most important book about our past in years’ – is the recipient of the Australian Academy of the Humanities’ 2020 Max Crawford Medal. The Medal is Australia’s most prestigious award for outstanding achievement and …