Statement on COVID-19

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With Australia’s bushfire recovery efforts only just underway, our collective attention has now turned to the broad and deep impacts of COVID-19. The Council and Secretariat of the Academy extend our thoughts and good wishes to our friends and colleagues across Australia and around the world, and we offer our deepest sympathies to those experiencing loss, illness, isolation and financial …

New ARC Special Research Initiative for Australian history, culture and society now open

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Australian Academy of the Humanities: Academy News

Applications are now open for the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Special Research Initiative (SRI) for projects addressing Australian history, culture and society. Applications must be submitted via the ARC’s Research Management System and will close 6 May 2020 with projects to be awarded and funding commencing in 2020. The new SRI is a strategic $12M investment to enable research of …

Applications now open for our 2020 grants and awards

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Every year the Academy offers a series of prestigious grants and awards as part of our ongoing commitment to fostering and promoting the highest quality humanities research and supporting the next generation of scholars and practitioners. This year we are offering the following opportunities: Max Crawford Medal Medal for Excellence in Translation John Mulvaney Fellowship Humanities Travelling Fellowships Publication Subsidy Scheme …

Welcoming strategic investment for humanities research

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Australian Academy of the Humanities Media Release

The Australian Academy of the Humanities today welcomed the establishment of a new Australian Research Council (ARC) Special Research Initiative (SRI) for research into Australian culture, history, and society announced yesterday by the Minister for Education, the Hon. Dan Tehan MP. The focus of the scheme will be for research into “the way in which we live today and how …

Fellows recognised in 2020 Australia Day Honours

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The Academy warmly congratulates three of its Fellows who have been awarded honours in this year’s Australia Day Honours list. Emeritus Professor Richard Broome FRHSV FAHA was awarded Member (AM) in the General Division for significant service to education in the field of history, and to historical groups. His research focusses on Australian and Indigenous history. Richard served on the …

A new decade provides an opportunity to rebuild trust in our core national institutions

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Australian Academy of the Humanities Media Release

As we start a new decade, Australians have the opportunity to consider what makes our nation special, while at the same time, reflecting on where, and why, we might be losing our way. The tragedy of this summer’s bushfires, and the incredible collective response by volunteer firefighters, donors, neighbours and communities, has shone a light on some of our nation’s …

Cultural workers can roll up sleeves to heal our charred communities

AAH News A New Approach

By Kate Fielding, A New Approach Program Director. First published in The Australian, 20 January 2020. Our nation is still reeling from widespread bushfire attacks on our communities and natural environment. The devastation of life, property, livelihood and cultural heritage already has been monumental, yet we are only halfway through summer. In responding to the fires, we have seen incredible …

Statement about the Australian Bushfire Tragedy

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities offers its deepest condolences to all affected by the unprecedented bushfires which have created so much devastation since September last year. While the cost in the loss of properties, businesses, community facilities and wildlife is still being assessed – and is expected to run into many billions of dollars – our hearts go out …

Being Humane: A Contested History

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On the 14 November in Brisbane, the President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities threw down a challenge to governments, decision-makers and the Australian community, calling for an end to what she described as a re-run of the White Australia Policy. In her 50th Academy Lecture address – Being Humane: A Contested History – Professor Joy Damousi FASSA FAHA, …

2019 Academy Book List

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It is our great pleasure to bring you the second annual Australian Academy of the Humanities Book List. Launched in 2018, this initiative aims to celebrate and promote books published by the Fellowship and our grants and awards alumni within the last 18 months. Previously, the Academy’s flagship journal Humanities Australia has included an ‘Ex Libris’ section with images of …