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

AAH News Media release, Policy & Research

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

AAH News Media release, Policy & Research

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 …

Gallipoli: Transnational perspectives from archaeology, literature and film

AAH News Academy, Fellows in the news

To mark the centenary of the end of World War 1 this year, the Academy will be going back to the archive to share selected research and writing from our Fellowship that addresses the history, impact and representations of the Great War. Re-encountering humanities research in this way not only helps us to understand the past but also to reflect …

Applications open for Symposium poster proposals

AAH News Symposium

Each year, the Academy involves early career researchers in the annual Symposium in several ways – as delegates, presenters, and participants in briefings and masterclasses. Our Symposium provides the next generation of humanities scholars a great opportunity to not only participate in the broader Australian humanities community and life of the Academy but also share their research and build networks. …

‘A New Approach’ arts and culture project update

AAH News A New Approach

As the newly appointed Program Director of A New Approach project, I’d like introduce myself and to invite you to register to receive brief updates on our progress. Announced last year, A New Approach was instigated by The Myer Foundation, the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and the Keir Foundation to address the need for an authoritative and independent voice to …

Gendered Violence in Cultural Texts of the Global South

AAH News Academy

This article reflects on a recent workshop convened by Professor Sue Kossew FAHA from Monash University and Associate Professor Anne Brewster from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) entitled, Gendered Violence in Cultural Texts of the Global South. The workshop built on the convenors’ ARC Discovery Grant, “Rethinking the Victim: Gendered Violence in Australian Women’s Writing”, by seeking an …

Applications now open for our 2018 grants and awards

AAH News Academy, Media release

Every year, we offer a series of prestigious grants and awards that promote excellence in the humanities and support the next generation of scholars and practitioners. We are pleased to announce that applications for the following grants and awards are now open and will close at AEST 5:00pm Wednesday 4 April, 2018. Medal for Excellence in Translation The Medal for Excellence …

Fellows recognised in 2018 Australia Day Honours

AAH News Fellows in the news

The Academy warmly congratulates three of its Fellows who have been awarded honours in this year’s Australia Day Honours List. Professor Janet McCalman FASSA FAHA was awarded Companion (AC) in the General Division of The Order of Australia for eminent service to education as a leading scholar in social history, contributor to multi-disciplinary curriculum development, and for her role in …

Thinking of applying for an ARC Centre of Excellence?

AAH News Policy & Research

The Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Centres of Excellence is the flagship program for building focal points of research expertise on areas of national importance. In the last three rounds, the ARC has awarded just over $824 million to 34 Centres. The scale of the program and funding ($31.5M on average in 2017) drives critical mass and collaboration at scale and …