Registrations now open

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Registrations are now open for our 48th Annual Symposium to be held in Western Australia, Wednesday 15 to Friday 17 November 2017. This year’s Symposium theme is Humanitarianism and Human Rights. A distinguished line-up of speakers  will explore how contemporary Australia has been shaped by long intellectual and emotional histories regarding human rights and humanitarianism, and will consider the challenges …

Fellows recognised in Queen’s Birthday 2017 Honours List

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The Academy warmly congratulates three Fellows who have been recognised for their distinguished contribution to the nation in the  Queen’s Birthday 2017 Honours List Professor Philip Pettit awarded Companion (AC) in the General Division of The Order of Australia for his eminent service to philosophy through contributions to moral and political theory, as a distinguished academic, and as a leader of …

Significant archaeological discovery by Academy Fellows

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Earliest Australian’s lived on the coast 50,000 years ago Adapted from conversations with Professors Veth and Ulm, and the University of Western Australia media release and James Cook University media release. A team of international archaeologists, led by Academy Fellows Professor Peter Veth FAHA and supported by coastal archaeology specialist Professor Sean Ulm FAHA, have confirmed human occupation of Australia …

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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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 …