New report presents the big picture on government arts and culture funding

AAH News A New Approach, Media release

A new report released today by independent think tank, A New Approach (ANA), shows local governments are seeing the value of arts and culture in their communities, and are responding by stepping up their financial commitment and playing a bigger role in government support for arts and culture. The report, The Big Picture: public expenditure on artistic, cultural and creative …

Perth-based music scholar receives 2019 McCredie Musicological Award

AAH News Media release

McCredie Musicological Award

Dr Sarah Collins is the recipient of the Australian Academy of the Humanities’ prestigious 2019 McCredie Musicological Award, recognising outstanding contribution to Musicology by an Australian scholar. Musicology is the scholarly study of music which aims to explore its cultural and/or historical context, its aesthetic features as a form of human expression, the modes of performance associated with it, and …

Leading Indigenous early career researcher receives the inaugural John Mulvaney Fellowship

AAH News Academy, Media release

Dr Harry Van Issum is the recipient of the Australian Academy of the Humanities’ inaugural John Mulvaney Fellowship. The Fellowship provides funds to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early career humanities researcher to undertake research or fieldwork in Australia or overseas. Dr Van Issum will travel to the United Kingdom to assist in the repatriation of Woppaburra skeletal remains …

Academy welcomes government investment in humanities, arts and social sciences research infrastructure strategy

AAH News Media release, Policy & Research

Australian Academy of the Humanities Media Release

The Australian Academy of the Humanities welcomes the federal Department of Education’s decision to expedite funding for a major feasibility study into investment and infrastructure needed to advance Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) research. Commencing this year, the Department will lead a scoping study, part of the 2016 Research Infrastructure Roadmap, designed to develop a national ‘coordinated approach to …

Registrations open for our 50th Symposium

AAH News Symposium

What future is there for the past? How do we ensure that new technologies enhance human flourishing? How do we create more liveable cities through civic cultures? What does the future have in store for the humanities, and what can the humanities offer the future? These questions and many more will be at the heart of our 50th anniversary Symposium …

The Academy in the news: a visit from ABC Canberra

AAH News Academy

The Academy received a visit from ABC Canberra this week to help celebrate our golden anniversary, marking 50 years since our creation by Royal Charter from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 25 June 1969. Former Academy President Professor Malcolm Gillies AO FAHA, Honorary Secretary Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Minchin FAHA and co-recipient of the 2018 Crawford Medal Dr Raihan Ismail …

Celebrating our 50th anniversary

AAH News Academy

The Australian Academy of the Humanities celebrates its golden anniversary today, marking 50 years since its creation by Royal Charter from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 25 June 1969. It was three Australian giants of the 20th century – Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies and two of Australia’s most distinguished historians, Sir Keith Hancock and Max Crawford – whose combined efforts gave rise to the Academy’s creation. Our article on the history …

Eminent Australians reflect on humanising the past, present and future

AAH News Academy

On the occasion of our 50th Birthday, we are taking time to not only celebrate the contribution of the humanities to our national life, but also to consider all that they can offer as we enter a new era marked by rapid technological change, major environmental challenges and shifting ideas about what it means to be human. To help us …

50 years on – A golden moment for the Australian Academy of the Humanities

AAH News Academy

Setting the scene 1969, Australia. More than two decades of conservative rule was nearing its end and the nation was undergoing rapid social and cultural change following a lengthy period of post-war migration. Australians were making their mark overseas in arts, culture, media and performance. At home, humanities scholars were conducting ground-breaking research including the discovery of the oldest-known burials …

Announcing the 2019 Humanities Travelling Fellowship recipients

AAH News Academy

We are delighted to announce the recipients of this year’s Humanities Travelling Fellowships. Our Humanities Travelling Fellowships (HTF) enable early career researchers (ECRs) to undertake research overseas, including accessing archives and other research materials and connecting with international researchers and networks. Since 1985, the Fellowships have  provided much-needed assistance and career development to promising ECRs and  strengthened collaborations and alliances …