Humanities Australia No. 8

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We are delighted to announce that Humanities Australia No. 8 is now available online. Humanities Australia is the Academy’s flagship annual journal, showcasing some of the outstanding research and writing being carried out by Australian humanities scholars. This publication is one of the many ways in which we support excellence in the humanities and communicate their value to the public. …

Institutional Transformation: Imagination, Affect, and Embodiment

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This article presents reflections on a recent workshop convened by Professor Moira Gatens FASSA FAHA, Dr Millicent Churcher and Professor Danielle Celermajer from the University of Sydney. The workshop Institutional Transformation: Imagination, Affect, and Embodiment explored the role of affect in establishing, sustaining, and transforming (both good and bad) institutional structures and practices. The prevalence of emotive media images for …

What it means to be a contemporary humanities scholar

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By Dr Chloé Diskin and Felicity Ford, The University of Melbourne In May of this year, we attended the Communication and Engagement for Humanities Early Career Researchers (ECRs) program, an initiative of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, hosted by La Trobe University and La Trobe Asia in Melbourne. The day focused on connecting ECRs with resources, skills, and networks to better equip …

The 47th Annual Academy Lecture

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The 47th Annual Academy Lecture was given by our current President, Professor John Fitzgerald FAHA on Academic Freedom and the Contemporary University — Lessons from China. It was held in Melbourne on 15 November 2016 as part of the 47th Annual Symposium of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, Asia Australia: Transnational Connections. An edited version of the Lecture is available and will feature in the forthcoming Academy publication, Humanities Australia …

Announcing ‘A New Approach’ program for arts and culture

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities welcomes the opportunity to work alongside Newgate Communications to deliver a new $1.65M program for the arts and cultural sector in Australia. The Myer Foundation, the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and the Keir Foundation today announced that the Academy and Newgate have been engaged to deliver the New Approach program. In December 2016, the …

Fellow elected to British Academy

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The Academy warmly congratulates one of its Fellows upon their election to the Fellowship of the British Academy. Professor Alison Bashford FBA FAHA, is the Vere Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge. Her expertise is in modern world history, 19th and 20th century environmental history, and population …

Registrations now open

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Registrations are now open for our 48th Annual Symposium to be held in Western Australia, Wednesday 15 to Friday 17 November 2017. This year’s Symposium theme is Humanitarianism and Human Rights. A distinguished line-up of speakers  will explore how contemporary Australia has been shaped by long intellectual and emotional histories regarding human rights and humanitarianism, and will consider the challenges …

Fellows recognised in Queen’s Birthday 2017 Honours List

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The Academy warmly congratulates three Fellows who have been recognised for their distinguished contribution to the nation in the  Queen’s Birthday 2017 Honours List Professor Philip Pettit awarded Companion (AC) in the General Division of The Order of Australia for his eminent service to philosophy through contributions to moral and political theory, as a distinguished academic, and as a leader of …

Significant archaeological discovery by Academy Fellows

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Earliest Australian’s lived on the coast 50,000 years ago Adapted from conversations with Professors Veth and Ulm, and the University of Western Australia media release and James Cook University media release. A team of international archaeologists, led by Academy Fellows Professor Peter Veth FAHA and supported by coastal archaeology specialist Professor Sean Ulm FAHA, have confirmed human occupation of Australia …

Announcing our 2017 grants and awards recipients

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We are delighted to announce the recipients of this year’s Humanities Travelling Fellowships (including the David Philips Travelling Fellowship), Publication Subsidy Scheme and Ernst and Rosemarie Keller Award. The grants support humanities scholars and researchers to collaborate with international colleagues, conduct research across a broad range of disciplines, and assist with the costs associated with publication of research. President of the …