Video from Session 3 of our 2020 Symposium now available to view online

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In August 2018 the Australian government released Sport 2030 – a comprehensive plan to reshape Australian sport and build and healthier, more physically active nation. But what makes for an effective, comprehensive and inclusive policy when it comes to the arts and culture sector? How can policy inspire and create cultural confidence in all Australians? And is it wishful thinking …

Announcing the recipients of the 2021 Publication Subsidy Scheme

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Having supported hundreds of scholars over more than five decades, the Publication Subsidy Scheme is one of the Academy’s longest running awards programs. Our Publication Subsidy Scheme supports quality publication in the humanities, with funding 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 …

Academy Fellow wins pre-eminent research prize for lifetime’s work studying the origins of global farming

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Canberra-based archaeologist, Professor Emeritus Peter Bellwood, is still pinching himself having been named the winner of the 2021 International Cosmos Prize, and in so doing being elevated into the company of previous winners, including environmentalist Sir David Attenborough (2000) and anthropologist Jane Goodall (2017). A Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH) since 1983, Professor Bellwood describes the …

Announcing the recipients of the 2021 Humanities Travelling Fellowships and David Philips Travelling Fellowship

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We are delighted to announce the recipients of this year’s Humanities Travelling Fellowships and David Philips Travelling Fellowship – two grants that form part of the Academy’s suite of annual grants and awards. Our Humanities Travelling Fellowships (HTF) enable early career researchers to undertake research domestically and overseas, including accessing archives and other research materials and connecting with international researchers …

‘Train buff’ who is ‘recasting the role of an academic historian’ wins 2021 Crawford Medal

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Crawford-Medal

Described by his nominator Professor Sean Scalmer as ‘among the best of his generation of historians working in and on the history of Australia and New Zealand at present’, Wollongong-based researcher, Dr Andre Brett, is the recipient of the Australian Academy of the Humanities’ 2021 Max Crawford Medal. The Medal is Australia’s most prestigious award for achievement and promise in …

Session 2 of our 2020 Symposium now available to view online

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To coincide with this year’s NAIDOC week we are releasing the video of Session 2 of our 2020 Academy Symposium. This session features a dynamic and wide-ranging discussion aimed at re-examining the story of our nation and asking urgent questions about who our discovery narrative includes, and who it silences. Indigenous leaders have long called for a narrative of this …

Want to learn science at Stanford? Study philosophy first

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This first appeared in The Australian on June 21, 2021 and is republished courtesy of The Australian. By Helen Trinca Seven years after he began his science degree at Sydney University, 26-year-old Alexander Pereira is heading to Stanford University for postgraduate studies in philosophy. It’s a journey across the disciplines he didn’t anticipate back in 2014 but one that demonstrates the …

Video now available for ‘Bearing Witness? – Humanities teaching in times of environmental catastrophe’

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The entire world is currently bearing witness to the ‘demise or death of what we love’ due to the effects of the climate crisis. But what do our environmental educators who have dedicated their lives to learning about and teaching, while at the same time witnessing, this catastrophic phenomenon, have to say about impact of ecological anxiety on students? In …

Humanities – optional extra, or integral to our economic future?

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This first appeared in The Australian on July 1, 2021 and is republished courtesy of The Australian. There was rare cause for the humanities to celebrate this week when the National Archives of Australia – mandated to record, preserve and make public Australian Government records and history – finally received the emergency funding to preserve and digitise its collections, as …

New report: Australian-Asian Research Collaborations in the Humanities – Mapping the Present, Planning the Future

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International collaboration is fundamental to humanities research. It provides the foundation for informed engagement in areas such as policy, trade, and diplomacy, and ensures that we can address challenges that cross national borders, such as climate change, ageing populations, cybersecurity, and systemic inequality. Until recently, there has been a lack of readily available data in Australia about humanities teaching and …