Remembrance Day and the Power of Writing

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To mark this year’s Remembrance Day, we invite you to explore articles and research from three of our Fellows examining how soldiers harnessed the power of writing, language and humour to make sense of their experience of the Great War. Using sources such as soldier’s diaries, trench journals, and wartime magazines, the research on display here moves beyond the panoramic …

Humanities Australia No. 9

AAH News Academy, Fellows in the news

We are delighted to launch the ninth edition of Humanities Australia. Established in 2010, Humanities Australia is the Academy’s flagship journal, showcasing some of the outstanding research and writing being carried out by our Fellows. It is an essential part of our commitment to supporting excellence in the humanities and communicating their value to the public. The articles in this …

Government intervention strips $4M from humanities researchers

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities today expressed its shock and anger at the news that former Minister for Education and Training, Simon Birmingham, personally intervened to strip the nation’s humanities researchers of over $4M in funding that had been approved through a world-renowned peer review process of funding. During the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee estimates hearing yesterday, …

Announcing the winner of the 2018 Medal for Excellence in Translation

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We are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2018 Medal for Excellence in Translation is Julie Rose for her translation of Simon Leys: Navigator Between Worlds by Philippe Paquet, translated into English from the original French. Simon Leys: Navigator Between Worlds (La Trobe University Press/Black Inc. Books, 2017) is a translation of Philippe Paquet’s biography of the late …

‘A New Approach’ update

AAH News A New Approach

On behalf of A New Approach, I am delighted to provide an update on the initiative. An important meeting of A New Approach’s Steering Committee took place in early September. The Committee discussed the development of the program of work and is chaired by the Academy’s President Professor Joy Damousi FASSA FAHA with representatives from the funding partners The Myer …

Shortlist announced for the Medal for Excellence in Translation

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We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2018 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: David Holm for Hanvueng: The Goose King and the Ancestral King, An Epic from Guangxi in Southern China (Brill, …

Symposium program preview

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Professor Bronwen Neil FAHA, co-convenor of the Australian Academy of the Humanities’ 49th Symposium Clash of Civilisations? Where are we now? previews the event, to be held 15-16 November 2018, Sydney. This year marks the 25th anniversary of ‘The Clash of Civilisations?’ — the question posed by Samuel P. Huntington (1927-2008) in a Foreign Affairs article (1993), and in his …

Registrations are now open for the Academy’s 49th Symposium and annual Fellows’ events

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Registrations are now open for this year’s Symposium and annual Fellows’ events. Early-bird registrations for the Symposium close Friday 31 August 2018. This year’s Symposium will be held 15-16 November 2018 at the State Library of NSW, Sydney.  Clash of Civilisations? Where are we now? will explore modern and ancient cross-cultural encounters and their contemporary implications in the spheres of history, politics, and religion, as well as …

Announcing the 2018 Max Crawford Medallists

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities is delighted to announce that Dr Raihan Ismail of the Australian National University and Dr Ana Tanasoca of the University of Canberra are the joint recipients of the 2018 Max Crawford Medal, Australia’s most prestigious award for early-career researchers in the humanities. The Medal was established through a bequest made to the Academy by …

Fellows recognised in 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours

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The Academy warmly congratulates five of its Fellows who have been awarded honours in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Awarded Companion (AC) in the General Division of The Order of Australia: Art historian, author and curator, Emeritus Professor Virginia Margaret Spate FAHA for service to higher education, particularly to art history and theory and the advanced study of the contemporary arts, and as a role …