Nominations open for Excellence in Translation

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Nominations for the Australian Academy of the Humanities’ 2018 Medal for Excellence in Translation are now open. The Medal for Excellence in Translation is a major national award that recognises outstanding achievement in translation and the vital role of translators and translation in Australian culture and scholarly discourse. The Medal is awarded biennially for a book-length translation into English of …

Reflections on the 48th Annual Symposium

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The humanities explore how we experience, understand and describe our world and our place in it, so the theme of Humanitarianism and Human Rights was very timely for the 48th annual Symposium of the Australian Academy of the Humanities this November. For the first time in almost twenty years this was held in Western Australia, convened by Susan Broomhall (The …

Welcoming our 23 newly elected Fellows

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Leading experts in arts and culture are among 23 outstanding figures in the humanities to be elected to the Australian Academy of the Humanities – the highest honour for achievement in the humanities in Australia. “I am delighted to welcome our new Fellows, elected in recognition of their outstanding scholarship and practice in the humanities disciplines,” said newly elected President …

Announcing new Academy President

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Professor Joy Damousi FASSA FAHA was elected President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities on 18 November. Professor Damousi is one of Australia’s preeminent historians. She is a leading expert on memory and the aftermaths of war, the history of emotions, and migration history in relation to refugees, humanitarianism and internationalism. In 2014 she was awarded the prestigious Australian …

Arts sector leader appointed Program Director

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Experienced, energetic arts sector leader Kate Fielding appointed as Program Director for A New Approach Arts and cultural sector leader, advocate and strategist Kate Fielding has been appointed by The Myer Foundation, Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and Keir Foundation as Program Director for A New Approach. Kate will work with the Australian Academy of the Humanities and Newgate Communications to deliver the $1.65 …

New funding for humanities futures

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities is delighted to have been awarded funding by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council’s Linkage Learned Academies Special Projects (LASP) 2017 scheme for the Future Humanities Workforce project. The project will focus on early career development, gender equity, and will identify the skills and knowledge priorities for future research environments in the …

Improving access to Australia’s Research

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The National Scholarly Communications Forum (NSCF) provides an opportunity to exchange information on changes and challenges to the context and structures of scholarly communication in Australia. Since 1993, the Forum has bought together Australia’s Research Councils, libraries, Government Departments and agencies, Learned Academies, national cultural and archive institutions and universities to explore these issues. The latest Forum event was held …

Announcing new UAI President – Academy Fellow Professor Sam Lieu

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The Academy extends its warm congratulations to Professor Sam Lieu FRAS FRHistS FSA FAHA on his election to the office of President of L’Union Académique Internationale (UAI) at the biannual meeting of the UAI General Assembly in Tokyo on 25 October 2017. Established in 1919,  the UAI is the global organisation of national academies in the fields of the humanities and social …

Free public lectures – Fremantle, Adelaide and Brisbane

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The Academy will be hosting three free public lectures over the coming months. Our lectures have been made possible by bequests made by Fellows and support the Academy’s commitment to promoting excellence in the humanities. 48th Annual Academy Lecture, 16 November 2017 in Fremantle The Annual Academy Lecture demonstrates the extraordinary breadth and depth of our Fellows’ contribution to the …

Humanities Australia No. 8

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We are delighted to announce that Humanities Australia No. 8 is now available online. Humanities Australia is the Academy’s flagship annual journal, showcasing some of the outstanding research and writing being carried out by Australian humanities scholars. This publication is one of the many ways in which we support excellence in the humanities and communicate their value to the public. …