Announcing our 2017 grants and awards recipients

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We are delighted to announce the recipients of this year’s Humanities Travelling Fellowships (including the David Philips Travelling Fellowship), Publication Subsidy Scheme and Ernst and Rosemarie Keller Award. The grants support humanities scholars and researchers to collaborate with international colleagues, conduct research across a broad range of disciplines, and assist with the costs associated with publication of research. President of the …

Learning from the Other: Australian and Chinese Perspectives on Philosophy

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We are delighted to announce the online availability of Learning from the Other: Australian and Chinese Perspectives on Philosophy. This free publication consists of a selection of papers drawn from two symposia co-sponsored by the Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH) and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). The Academy congratulates Professors Alan Hájek FAHA and John Makeham FAHA who led …

Fellows recognised in 2017 Australia Day Honours

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The Academy warmly congratulates two of its Fellows who have been awarded honours in this year’s Australia Day Honours List. Professor Patricia Grimshaw FAHA was awarded an Officer (AO) in the General Division of The Order of Australia for distinguished service to the social sciences and to the humanities through researching, documenting and preserving Australian history, and the roles of …

Fellow John Kinder elected a Corresponding Member of L’Accademia della Crusca

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We congratulate Fellow John Kinder of the University of Western Australia upon being elected as a Corresponding Member to Italy’s L’Accademia della Crusca, announced on 5 November. The Accademia della Crusca is the oldest language academy in the world, founded in Florence in 1583. It is the most prestigious authority on the Italian language. This is the first time a …

A warm welcome to our 21 newly elected Fellows

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Australian Academy of the Humanities Charter Book

A leading expert on Chinese media in Australia, Wanning Sun, Australian author Tim Winton and global philosopher Jay Garfield are among 21 leading 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 …

Two Fellows receive Prime Minister’s Literary Awards

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The Academy congratulates Professors Geoffrey Blainey AC FASSA FAHA and Sheila Fitzpatrick FAHA upon receiving Prime Minister’s Literary Awards in 2016. Professor Blainey received the Prize for Australian History for The Story of Australia’s People: The Rise and Fall of Ancient Australia (Penguin/Viking, 2015). Professor Fitzpatrick received the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Non-fiction for On Stalin’s Team: The Years …

Winner of new Translation Medal announced

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AAH Medal for Excellence in Translation

The Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH) is delighted to announce the winner of the inaugural Medal for Excellence in Translation. The winner is John Minford, Emeritus Professor of Chinese at the Australian National University, for I Ching (Yijing): The Book of Change, translated from the Chinese. The I Ching – regarded for two millennia as the essential guide to …

Three Fellows receive cultural awards from Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture

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Pura Gunung Kawi Sebatu. Bali, Indonesia

The Academy is delighted to announce that all three international recipients of the 2016 Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture’s prestigious Penghargaan Kebudayaan (Cultural Awards – Foreign Individuals category) were Fellows of the Academy. Our warm congratulations to: Professor Merle Ricklefs FAHA, an expert in Indonesian history and Javanese literature; Emeritus Professor Anthony Reid FBA FRHistS FAHA, a pioneer in modern Sumatra …

Murdoch University to name its Library after Fellow Geoffrey Bolton

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Murdoch University has announced that it will be naming its Library after its Foundation Professor of History, the late Geoffrey Bolton, who was also a Fellow of the Academy. The Library will be known as the Geoffrey Bolton Library and an official dedication ceremony and public exhibition will take place next year. Professor Bolton’s obituary, written by Stuart Macintyre AO FASSA FAHA, can be found in …

Archaeology Section’s tribute to John Mulvaney

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Vale Derek John Mulvaney

Vale Emeritus Professor Derek John Mulvaney AO CMG FAHA (1925-2016) Archaeology Section, Australian Academy of the Humanities Fellows of the Archaeology Section of the Australian Academy of the Humanities note with great sadness the passing of Emeritus Professor John Mulvaney at the age of 90. John Mulvaney made numerous and inestimable contributions to Australian archaeology, cultural heritage studies and public …