Australian Academy of the Humanities Media Release

Humanities hit hardest when needed more than ever

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities today expressed deep concern about the Government’s changes to university fee structures, which disproportionally affect the humanities and call into question the very role of the 21st century university. “This is potentially the greatest hit to Australia’s humanities sector in a century”, said Professor Joy Damousi, President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. …

Our cultural and creative future at the crossroads

AAH News A New Approach, Academy, Policy & Research

The first quarter of 2020 can best be summed up in one word – ‘unprecedented’. From severe drought, to calamitous bushfires, and now COVID-19, every element of our lives has been touched in some way. The Australian Academy of the Humanities offers its deepest sympathies to those experiencing loss, illness, isolation and financial strain at this extraordinary time. The Academy champions …

Statement on COVID-19

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With Australia’s bushfire recovery efforts only just underway, our collective attention has now turned to the broad and deep impacts of COVID-19. The Council and Secretariat of the Academy extend our thoughts and good wishes to our friends and colleagues across Australia and around the world, and we offer our deepest sympathies to those experiencing loss, illness, isolation and financial …

Australian Academy of the Humanities Media Release

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

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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

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 …

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Consultation open for the Future Humanities Workforce Project

AAH News Opportunities, Policy & Research

The Australian Academy of the Humanities invites you to share your view on the challenges and opportunities facing Australia’s humanities-trained workforce and its contribution to a range of industry sectors. Funded by the Australian Research Council, our Future Humanities Workforce project aims to understand the capacity and demographics of Australia’s university-based and broader humanities research workforce, to identify the contemporary …

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, …

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 …

Australian Academy of the Humanities Media Release

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. …

Humanities, Arts & Culture Data Summit

Next steps in unlocking Australia’s social and cultural data

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Digital and big data developments are transforming possibilities for understanding Australian society and culture, enabling unprecedented research into our history and heritage, our place in the region, and the way we live now and into the future. Yet Australia’s unique social and cultural data and the source material required for research – such as artefacts, field notes, film, oral recordings …