Applications now open for our 2021 grants and awards

AAH News Opportunities

Every year the Academy offers a series of prestigious grants and awards as part of our ongoing commitment to fostering and promoting the highest quality humanities research and supporting the next generation of scholars and practitioners. This year we are offering the following opportunities: Max Crawford Medal John Mulvaney Fellowship Humanities Travelling Fellowships Publication Subsidy Scheme These grants and awards are …

New project well-timed to enhance Australia’s understanding and future partnership opportunities with China

AAH News Media release, Policy & Research

Australian Academy of the Humanities Media Release

The Australian Academy of the Humanities hopes to help strengthen ties between Australia and China through a year-long project to map Australia’s research and training capacity in China studies and identify areas for improved knowledge-building and capacity. The Academy’s Executive Director, Dr Christina Parolin, said that while the rise of China had contributed to Australia’s prosperity and diversity economically, socially …

Fellows recognised in 2021 Australia Day Honours

AAH News Fellows in the news

The Academy warmly congratulates two of its Fellows who have been awarded honours in this year’s Australia Day Honours list. Emeritus Professor John Melville-Jones AM FRNS FAHA was awarded Member (AM) in the General Division for significant service to tertiary education in Greek, Roman and Byzantine history and numismatics. Professor Melville-Jones is Senior Honorary Research Fellow in Classics and Ancient …

Launching Humanities Australia No. 11

AAH News Academy

We are delighted to launch the 11th edition of Humanities Australia in what has been a long and tumultuous year for so many of us here and around the world. 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 not only an essential part of our …

Australia joins global Call to Action to celebrate language diversity and promote a multilingual world

AAH News Media release, Policy & Research

Five of the world’s leading Learned Academies, including the Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH), have joined forces in calling for urgent action to protect and promote language study globally. It’s the first time national peak bodies in the humanities and social sciences have collaborated to issue a public call on behalf of language diversity to meet the growing communications …

Welcoming our newly elected Fellows 2020

AAH News Elections, Media release

We are delighted to announce the election of 22 outstanding researchers and practitioners to the Australian Academy of the Humanities, which is the highest honour for achievement in the humanities in Australia. ‘I am honoured that my first duty as the new President of the Academy is to welcome our new Fellows, elected in recognition of their distinguished achievement in …

New Academy President to champion Humanities’ role in tackling climate change

AAH News Annual General Meeting, Media release

Australian Academy of the Humanities Media Release

The newly-elected President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, Professor Lesley Head FASSA FAHA, believes the humanities will play as significant a role as the sciences in addressing the biggest global challenge of our time, the earth’s warming. Professor Head is one of Australia’s leading researchers whose work focusses on human-environment relations, both prehistoric and contemporary. She brings with …

ANA calls for a 21st century approach in submission to parliamentary inquiry into creative and cultural institutions

AAH News A New Approach

A New Approach (ANA) has released its submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry, Creative and Cultural Institutions: Securing economic, social and cultural benefits for all Australians with a 21st century approach to culture and creativity. ANA strongly supports the broad scope of this inquiry, inclusive of cultural and creative industries and institutions, and making particular mention of Indigenous, regional, rural and community-based organisations. …