Triebel Lecture

The Triebel Lecture is generally themed in the area of modern European languages and honours Foundation Fellow Louis A. Triebel FAHA (1890–1985). It is funded through a bequest to the Academy. The lecture is usually presented every three years.

Celebrating achievement in modern European languages

The first Triebel Lecture was given by Professor Keith V. Sinclair in 1986. Read the full text of Professor Sinclair’s inaugural Triebel Lecture, titled Laplace at Hobart Town and Sydney Town in 1831: The humanism of a French naval captain.

During the tenure of his office as Professor of Modern Languages from 1943–56, Louis Augustus Triebel exalted the French presence in Van Diemen’s land above all, and in Australia in general.Keith Sinclair, Triebel Lecture, 1986.

Eligibility & nominations

Nominations for the lecture will be sought from the Fellowship. Details of key selection criteria are released when the application process opens.