Past Presidents’ Perspectives: Never stop learning, and giving, says Prof Malcolm Gillies

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Today, on the 52nd anniversary of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, we are introducing a new monthly feature in which we reconnect with many of our past Presidents. It’s a chance to cast our minds back, learn lessons from the past; weigh up the current state of the humanities; and consider how, as a collective, we can address some …

Academy Fellow, Mabel Lee, honoured and excited by Archibald Prize success

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Mabel Lee is one of Australia’s finest translators, researchers and teachers of Chinese literature. A key member of the Chinese studies staff at the University of Sydney for 34 years, and where she remains an Adjunct Professor, her research deals with modern Chinese intellectual history and literature, with a particular focus on 2000 Nobel Laureate Gao Xingjian and 1999 (Italian) …

Fellows recognised in 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours

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The Academy warmly congratulates 4 of its Fellows who have been awarded honours in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Emeritus Professor Jaynie Anderson AM OSI FAHA was made Member in the General Division (AM) for significant service to tertiary education, particularly to art history in Australia. Jaynie Anderson is Professor Emeritus in the School of Culture and Communication at …

World Environment Day call to action: collaboration is the only solution to tackle global warming

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This Saturday, 5 June, is World Environment Day 2021. Reimagine. Recreate. Restore. Together, these three terms form the theme of this year’s World Environment Day, a day when the United Nations seeks to focus the attention of governments, investors, businesses and communities all over the world on the increasingly urgent need to restore the earth’s ecosystems. Late last year, the CSIRO released …

Video from Session 1 of our 2020 Symposium now available to view online

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Nineteenth century art forms. 20th century business models. 21st century people. In a world now defined by ever-increasing digital capability and possibility, and amidst a pandemic that has highlighted our need for arts and culture in our daily lives,  does this disconnect continue to serve us, or is it time to rethink how we create, consume and classify the arts …

Bridging the gap in languages and culture will save lives and provide a significant step towards reconciliation

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Introduction The Australian Academy of Humanities recognises the First Nations People as the original occupants of our land, and strongly supports the Reconciliation Week theme for 2021: ‘More than a word . Reconciliation takes action.’ The Academy also recognises that reconciliation is a journey for all Australians, and at the beginning of this Reconciliation Week we pledge our commitment to …

New project well-timed to enhance Australia’s understanding and future partnership opportunities with China

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities hopes to help strengthen ties between Australia and China through a year-long project to map Australia’s research and training capacity in China studies and identify areas for improved knowledge-building and capacity. The Academy’s Executive Director, Dr Christina Parolin, said that while the rise of China had contributed to Australia’s prosperity and diversity economically, socially …

Fellows recognised in 2021 Australia Day Honours

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The Academy warmly congratulates two of its Fellows who have been awarded honours in this year’s Australia Day Honours list. Emeritus Professor John Melville-Jones AM FRNS FAHA was awarded Member (AM) in the General Division for significant service to tertiary education in Greek, Roman and Byzantine history and numismatics. Professor Melville-Jones is Senior Honorary Research Fellow in Classics and Ancient …

Launching Humanities Australia No. 11

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We are delighted to launch the 11th edition of Humanities Australia in what has been a long and tumultuous year for so many of us here and around the world. Established in 2010, Humanities Australia is the Academy’s flagship journal, showcasing some of the outstanding research and writing being carried out by our Fellows. It is not only an essential part of our …