What now for Australia’s cultural future?

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Marking the end of a tumultuous year for our creative and cultural sector, the 51st Australian Academy of the Humanities Symposium ‘At the Crossroad? Australia’s Cultural Future’ explores the impacts of COVID-19 and other disruptions to our cultural life and considers how innovative cultural policy settings and creative practice could together underpin a path to recovery for the sector, for …

Announcing the winner of the 2020 Medal for Excellence in Translation

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One of Australia’s most renowned editors and translators of French, Ms Penny Hueston, is the recipient of the 2020 Medal for Excellence in Translation for Being Here: The Life of Paula Modersohn-Becker by Marie Darrieussecq (Melbourne: Text Publishing, 2017). Being Here is an account of the life of ground-breaking Expressionist painter Paula Modersohn-Becker. Born in Germany in 1876, Modersohn-Becker was the first female artist …

Academy congratulates recipients of $12M in ARC SRI funding

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities warmly congratulates the 49 recipients of new research funding into Australian life, past and present, announced by  Minister for Education, the Hon. Dan Tehan MP today. The projects were funded through the Australian Research Council (ARC) Special Research Initiative (SRI) for research into Australian culture, history, and society. “Understanding human experience on our continent …

Fighting COVID-19: It’s time to break down the language barriers

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Australian Academy of the Humanities in conversation with linguistics expert and Academy Fellow Professor Ingrid Piller. Introduction COVID-19 represents Australia’s single biggest health crisis of the past 100 years. It has provided a myriad of complex, previously untested challenges for governments, businesses and communities to manage and negotiate.  One of the most difficult challenges has been in communicating important, potentially life-saving …

Shortlist announced for the 2020 Medal for Excellence in Translation

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We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2020 Medal for Excellence in Translation, a major national award that recognises outstanding achievement in translation and the vital role of translators in Australian culture and scholarly discourse. The shortlisted candidates are: Paul Gibbard for The Dream by Émile Zola (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018). Penny Hueston for Being Here: The …

A New Approach releases working paper on Australia’s cultural and creative economy

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Today, A New Approach (ANA) is pleased to release an extract from its next report, Australia’s cultural and creative economy: A 21st century guide. As a direct result of the impact of Covid-19, Australia’s cultural and creative life has been significantly disrupted. It’s been a tough time, but it’s given the nation a rare opportunity to reflect on what we …

Indigenous Brisbane-based artist awarded for reviving traditional possum skin cloaks

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An award-winning Australian artist whose recent practice involves the revival of the traditional Indigenous possum skin cloak, is the recipient of the Australian Academy of the Humanities’ 2020 John Mulvaney Fellowship. Dr Carol McGregor is a Brisbane-based artist of Wathaurung (Kulin Nation) and Scottish descent, and is a possum skin cloak maker, painter, printmaker and sculptor. As an artist, she …

Announcing the 2020 Publication Subsidy Scheme recipients

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We are delighted to announce the recipients of this year’s Publication Subsidy Scheme, one of the Academy’s longest running awards programs. Our Publication Subsidy Scheme supports quality publication in the humanities. Subsidies are 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 cover a …

Announcing the 2020 Humanities Travelling Fellowship and Ernst and Rosemarie Keller Fund recipients

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We are delighted to announce the recipients of this year’s Humanities Travelling Fellowships and Ernst and Rosemarie Keller Fund. These two grants form part of the Academy’s suite of annual grants and awards. Our Humanities Travelling Fellowships (HTF) enable early career researchers to undertake research overseas, including accessing archives and other research materials and connecting with international researchers and networks. …

Academy submission to the Job-ready Graduates Exposure Draft Legislation

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The Academy yesterday made a submission to the public consultation on the Job-ready Graduates Exposure Draft Legislation. As reflected in our previous statements on the government’s proposed changes to university fee structures, the Academy does not support the Job-ready Graduates Package in its current form. Under the new model, total funding for humanities subjects in the Society and Culture cluster …