Middle Australia says arts and culture are fundamental to Australia’s way of life

AAH News A New Approach, Media release

A key research report ‘A view from middle Australia: Perceptions of arts, culture and creativity’ commissioned by independent arts and culture think tank, A New Approach (ANA), captures Australians’ passion about the role art and culture plays in our lives. At a time when our nation has had to invent new ways to be creative, the report released today reveals …

Applications open for ABC’s Top 5 Media Residencies program

AAH News Fellows in the news, Opportunities

The Australian Academy of the Humanities is proud to support ABC’s search for Australia’s next generation of research talent with applications now open for the 2020 ABC Top 5 Media Residencies program. Now in its third year, the program offers outstanding early career humanities, arts and social science researchers a two-week residency at the ABC’s Radio National. During the residency, …

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 …

Call for humanities expertise on COVID-19 and pandemics

AAH News Academy, Opportunities

Australia’s COVID-19 Expert Database The Australian Academy of the Humanities is pleased to be joining forces with Australia’s other Learned Academies to launch the COVID-19 Expert Database. The database provides access to Australia’s leading researchers and experts across all disciplines who are willing and able to help Australia tackle COVID-19 and its aftermath. Envisaged as a publicly available searchable database, …

Statement on COVID-19

AAH News Academy, Policy & Research

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 …

New ARC Special Research Initiative for Australian history, culture and society now open

AAH News Opportunities

Australian Academy of the Humanities: Academy News

Applications are now open for the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Special Research Initiative (SRI) for projects addressing Australian history, culture and society. Applications must be submitted via the ARC’s Research Management System and will close 6 May 2020 with projects to be awarded and funding commencing in 2020. The new SRI is a strategic $12M investment to enable research of …

Applications now open for our 2020 grants and awards

AAH News Opportunities

Every year the Academy offers a series of prestigious grants and awards as part of our ongoing commitment to fostering and promoting the highest quality humanities research and supporting the next generation of scholars and practitioners. This year we are offering the following opportunities: Max Crawford Medal Medal for Excellence in Translation John Mulvaney Fellowship Humanities Travelling Fellowships Publication Subsidy Scheme …

Welcoming strategic investment for humanities research

AAH News Media release

Australian Academy of the Humanities Media Release

The Australian Academy of the Humanities today welcomed the establishment of a new Australian Research Council (ARC) Special Research Initiative (SRI) for research into Australian culture, history, and society announced yesterday by the Minister for Education, the Hon. Dan Tehan MP. The focus of the scheme will be for research into “the way in which we live today and how …

Fellows recognised in 2020 Australia Day Honours

AAH News Fellows in the news

The Academy warmly congratulates three of its Fellows who have been awarded honours in this year’s Australia Day Honours list. Emeritus Professor Richard Broome FRHSV FAHA was awarded Member (AM) in the General Division for significant service to education in the field of history, and to historical groups. His research focusses on Australian and Indigenous history. Richard served on the …

A new decade provides an opportunity to rebuild trust in our core national institutions

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Australian Academy of the Humanities Media Release

As we start a new decade, Australians have the opportunity to consider what makes our nation special, while at the same time, reflecting on where, and why, we might be losing our way. The tragedy of this summer’s bushfires, and the incredible collective response by volunteer firefighters, donors, neighbours and communities, has shone a light on some of our nation’s …