Welcoming our newly elected Fellows 2020

AAH News Elections, Media release

We are delighted to announce the election of 22 outstanding researchers and practitioners to the Australian Academy of the Humanities, which is the highest honour for achievement in the humanities in Australia. ‘I am honoured that my first duty as the new President of the Academy is to welcome our new Fellows, elected in recognition of their distinguished achievement in …

New Academy President to champion Humanities’ role in tackling climate change

AAH News Annual General Meeting, Media release

Australian Academy of the Humanities Media Release

The newly-elected President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, Professor Lesley Head FASSA FAHA, believes the humanities will play as significant a role as the sciences in addressing the biggest global challenge of our time, the earth’s warming. Professor Head is one of Australia’s leading researchers whose work focusses on human-environment relations, both prehistoric and contemporary. She brings with …

ANA calls for a 21st century approach in submission to parliamentary inquiry into creative and cultural institutions

AAH News A New Approach

A New Approach (ANA) has released its submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry, Creative and Cultural Institutions: Securing economic, social and cultural benefits for all Australians with a 21st century approach to culture and creativity. ANA strongly supports the broad scope of this inquiry, inclusive of cultural and creative industries and institutions, and making particular mention of Indigenous, regional, rural and community-based organisations. …

Federal inquiry into cultural and creative industries an opportunity to build back better from COVID-19

AAH News Academy, Policy & Research

The Australian Academy of the Humanities believes the current inquiry into Australia’s Cultural and Creative Industries and Institutions comes at a pivotal moment and has the potential to be transformative for one of the nation’s most vital sectors. In its submission to the Inquiry, the Academy says the nation needs a fresh national approach, recognising that our creative and cultural …

Australia’s cultural and creative economy in the spotlight

AAH News A New Approach, Media release

The latest report from independent arts and culture think tank, A New Approach, shines a light on  the multi-billion dollar value of our cultural and creative economy, and its post-pandemic growth potential to 2030 and beyond. The report being released today, Australia’s cultural and creative economy: A 21st century guide, aims to demystify Australia’s cultural and creative economy and help …

What now for Australia’s cultural future?

AAH News Academy, Symposium

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

AAH News Media release

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

AAH News Media release

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

AAH News Academy, Fellows in the news

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

AAH News Academy, Media release

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 …