Shortlist announced for the Medal for Excellence in Translation

AAH News Academy, Media release

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2018 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: David Holm for Hanvueng: The Goose King and the Ancestral King, An Epic from Guangxi in Southern China (Brill, …

Symposium program preview

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Professor Bronwen Neil FAHA, co-convenor of the Australian Academy of the Humanities’ 49th Symposium Clash of Civilisations? Where are we now? previews the event, to be held 15-16 November 2018, Sydney. This year marks the 25th anniversary of ‘The Clash of Civilisations?’ — the question posed by Samuel P. Huntington (1927-2008) in a Foreign Affairs article (1993), and in his …

Registrations are now open for the Academy’s 49th Symposium and annual Fellows’ events

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Registrations are now open for this year’s Symposium and annual Fellows’ events. Early-bird registrations for the Symposium close Friday 31 August 2018. This year’s Symposium will be held 15-16 November 2018 at the State Library of NSW, Sydney.  Clash of Civilisations? Where are we now? will explore modern and ancient cross-cultural encounters and their contemporary implications in the spheres of history, politics, and religion, as well as …

Announcing the 2018 Max Crawford Medallists

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities is delighted to announce that Dr Raihan Ismail of the Australian National University and Dr Ana Tanasoca of the University of Canberra are the joint recipients of the 2018 Max Crawford Medal, Australia’s most prestigious award for early-career researchers in the humanities. The Medal was established through a bequest made to the Academy by …

Fellows recognised in 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours

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The Academy warmly congratulates five of its Fellows who have been awarded honours in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Awarded Companion (AC) in the General Division of The Order of Australia: Art historian, author and curator, Emeritus Professor Virginia Margaret Spate FAHA for service to higher education, particularly to art history and theory and the advanced study of the contemporary arts, and as a role …

Announcing the 2018 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-standing initiatives in supporting scholarly work in the Humanities, the Publication Subsidy Scheme assists Australia-based scholars with the costs associated with the publication of their research. The forthcoming publications from this year’s recipients span a number of humanities disciplines including art history, visual …

Announcing the 2018 Humanities Travelling Fellowship recipients

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We are delighted to announce the recipients of this year’s Humanities Travelling Fellowships. The Humanities Travelling Fellowship (HTF) programme enables early career researchers (ECRs) to undertake research overseas, including accessing archives and other research materials and connecting with international researchers and networks. The chief objectives of the programme are to promote research which advances knowledge in the humanities, to assist …

National Research Infrastructure: Alarming news for humanities, arts and social sciences

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities has today called on the Government to explain its proposed investment in Platforms for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) as part of the Research Infrastructure Investment Plan. The 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap clearly recognised Platforms for HASS and Indigenous research as one of nine priority areas for investment under the Research …

National Research Infrastructure: Investing in Australia’s Future

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities welcomes the commitment from the 2018 Federal Budget to implement the Research Infrastructure Investment Plan. The Plan directs investment in current and future platforms, assets and facilities as prioritised in the 2016 Research Infrastructure Roadmap. A national, integrated platform for humanities, arts, social sciences (HASS) and Indigenous research is one of nine priority areas. …

Next steps in unlocking Australia’s social and cultural data

AAH News Policy & Research

Digital and big data developments are transforming possibilities for understanding Australian society and culture, enabling unprecedented research into our history and heritage, our place in the region, and the way we live now and into the future. Yet Australia’s unique social and cultural data and the source material required for research – such as artefacts, field notes, film, oral recordings …