Announcing the 2019 Humanities Travelling Fellowship recipients

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We are delighted to announce the recipients of this year’s Humanities Travelling Fellowships. Our Humanities Travelling Fellowships (HTF) enable early career researchers (ECRs) to undertake research overseas, including accessing archives and other research materials and connecting with international researchers and networks. Since 1985, the Fellowships have  provided much-needed assistance and career development to promising ECRs and  strengthened collaborations and alliances …

Announcing the 2019 Publication Subsidy Scheme recipients

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We are delighted to announce the recipients of this year’s Publication Subsidy Scheme (PSS). Established in 1970, it is one our longest-standing initiatives assisting Australian scholars with the costs associated with publishing high-quality humanities research. The forthcoming publications from this year’s recipients, to be published by major presses both within Australia and internationally, span a number of humanities disciplines and …

Trailblazing humanities champion awarded 2019 Crawford Medal

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Dr Ronika Power, one of Australia’s foremost experts in Bioarchaeology – the study of all living things from the ancient world – is the recipient of the Australian Academy of the Humanities’ 2019 Max Crawford Medal. The Medal is Australia’s most prestigious award for achievement and promise in the humanities and it is awarded to an Australia-based, early-career scholar for …

Fashion Studies: An International Perspective

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The two-day workshop Fashion Studies: An International Perspective was held at the University of Technology Sydney, from 5-7 April 2018, within the aegis of the Academy’s The Arts Section. Co-chaired by organiser Distinguished Professor Peter McNeil FAHA (UTS) and Dr Melissa Bellanta (ACU), the event brought together over 40 art historians, literary theorists, Asian Studies specialists, designers, material culture anthropologists …

Fellows recognised in 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours List

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The Academy warmly congratulates three of its Fellows who have been awarded honours in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List announced in Canberra on Monday 10 June. The recognition of these scholars and their research demonstrates the importance of the humanities to Australia’s past, present, and future. Congratulations to: Emeritus Professor Graeme Turner AO FAHA, former President of the Academy, …

Leading researchers appointed to Australian arts and culture think tank

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Five eminent Australian researchers have been appointed to support A New Approach – the independent think tank created to champion effective investment and return in Australia’s arts and culture. Over the coming 18 months, A New Approach will release a series of research reports and case studies that explore the diverse benefits of arts and cultural activity as well as …

Our 8-Point Plan to Humanise the Future

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Australian Academy of the Humanities Media Release

The Australian Academy of the Humanities sees the 18 May federal election as an opportunity for all political parties to make a new and increased commitment to ensuring a humanised future for Australia. Today it has released its 8-point plan to address years of neglect and cuts to funding to the humanities sector. ‘A human-centred approach to policy-making requires all government agendas to be …

Re-encountering the Archive: Aftermaths of War

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To coincide with this year’s Anzac Day, we invite you to explore articles from three of our Fellows that consider several aspects of the aftermath of war: how we memorialise those who served, how we internalise personal and national trauma, and how we respond, through policy, to a world much altered by conflict. Dr Margaret Rose FRHistS FAHA’s article ‘In …

Rupert Myer to lead new advisory group for Australian arts and culture think tank

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Renowned Australian arts philanthropist, Rupert Myer, will chair a new 10-member Reference Group to provide strategic advice for A New Approach, the independent think tank tasked with championing Australia’s investment and return in arts and culture. The Reference Group will help guide the work of A New Approach, which aims to strengthen bipartisan, business and community support for arts and …

Consultation open for the Future Humanities Workforce Project

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities invites you to share your view on the challenges and opportunities facing Australia’s humanities-trained workforce and its contribution to a range of industry sectors. Funded by the Australian Research Council, our Future Humanities Workforce project aims to understand the capacity and demographics of Australia’s university-based and broader humanities research workforce, to identify the contemporary …