Australian Academy of the Humanities Media Release

Humanities hit hardest when needed more than ever

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities today expressed deep concern about the Government’s changes to university fee structures, which disproportionally affect the humanities and call into question the very role of the 21st century university. “This is potentially the greatest hit to Australia’s humanities sector in a century”, said Professor Joy Damousi, President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. …

Academy offers support for national recognition of First Nations People

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As Australia marks the 20th anniversary of our national reconciliation walks of 2000, the Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH) acknowledges the role and contribution of Indigenous researchers and knowledge custodians in telling and sharing our national story. “Australia’s humanities researchers have played a central role in recognising Indigenous culture, history, knowledge and practice as foundational to this story’, said …

Applications open for ABC’s Top 5 Media Residencies program

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities is proud to support ABC’s search for Australia’s next generation of research talent with applications now open for the 2020 ABC Top 5 Media Residencies program. Now in its third year, the program offers outstanding early career humanities, arts and social science researchers a two-week residency at the ABC’s Radio National. During the residency, …

Australian Academy of the Humanities Media Release

Welcoming strategic investment for humanities research

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities today welcomed the establishment of a new Australian Research Council (ARC) Special Research Initiative (SRI) for research into Australian culture, history, and society announced yesterday by the Minister for Education, the Hon. Dan Tehan MP. The focus of the scheme will be for research into “the way in which we live today and how …

Australian Academy of the Humanities Media Release

A new decade provides an opportunity to rebuild trust in our core national institutions

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As we start a new decade, Australians have the opportunity to consider what makes our nation special, while at the same time, reflecting on where, and why, we might be losing our way. The tragedy of this summer’s bushfires, and the incredible collective response by volunteer firefighters, donors, neighbours and communities, has shone a light on some of our nation’s …

Being Humane: A Contested History

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On the 14 November in Brisbane, the President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities threw down a challenge to governments, decision-makers and the Australian community, calling for an end to what she described as a re-run of the White Australia Policy. In her 50th Academy Lecture address – Being Humane: A Contested History – Professor Joy Damousi FASSA FAHA, …

Where will Australia finish in the ‘AI race’ and what role for the humanities?

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By Professor Joy Damousi FASSA FAHA, President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. First published in the Australian Financial Review, 5 September 2019. In this fast-paced digital world where too often discovery, risk and reward overshadow ethical approaches and outcomes, getting the Artificial Intelligence (AI) balance right is one of the biggest challenges facing us today. And as we begin …

Leading Indigenous early career researcher receives the inaugural John Mulvaney Fellowship

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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 …

Australian Academy of the Humanities Media Release

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

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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

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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 …