Announcing the 2019 Humanities Travelling Fellowship recipients

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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 …

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Trailblazing humanities champion awarded 2019 Crawford Medal

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Dr Ronika Power, one of Australia’s foremost experts in Bioarchaeology – the study of all living things from the ancient world – is the recipient of the Australian Academy of the Humanities’ 2019 Max Crawford Medal. The Medal is Australia’s most prestigious award for achievement and promise in the humanities and it is awarded to an Australia-based, early-career scholar for …

Leading researchers appointed to Australian arts and culture think tank

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Five eminent Australian researchers have been appointed to support A New Approach – the independent think tank created to champion effective investment and return in Australia’s arts and culture. Over the coming 18 months, A New Approach will release a series of research reports and case studies that explore the diverse benefits of arts and cultural activity as well as …

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Our 8-Point Plan to Humanise the Future

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities sees the 18 May federal election as an opportunity for all political parties to make a new and increased commitment to ensuring a humanised future for Australia. Today it has released its 8-point plan to address years of neglect and cuts to funding to the humanities sector. ‘A human-centred approach to policy-making requires all government agendas to be …

Re-encountering the Archive: Aftermaths of War

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To coincide with this year’s Anzac Day, we invite you to explore articles from three of our Fellows that consider several aspects of the aftermath of war: how we memorialise those who served, how we internalise personal and national trauma, and how we respond, through policy, to a world much altered by conflict. Dr Margaret Rose FRHistS FAHA’s article ‘In …

Rupert Myer to lead new advisory group for Australian arts and culture think tank

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Renowned Australian arts philanthropist, Rupert Myer, will chair a new 10-member Reference Group to provide strategic advice for A New Approach, the independent think tank tasked with championing Australia’s investment and return in arts and culture. The Reference Group will help guide the work of A New Approach, which aims to strengthen bipartisan, business and community support for arts and …

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Consultation open for the Future Humanities Workforce Project

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities invites you to share your view on the challenges and opportunities facing Australia’s humanities-trained workforce and its contribution to a range of industry sectors. Funded by the Australian Research Council, our Future Humanities Workforce project aims to understand the capacity and demographics of Australia’s university-based and broader humanities research workforce, to identify the contemporary …

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Registrations open: Humanities, Arts and Culture Data Summit and DARIAH Beyond Europe workshop

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Registrations are now open for the 2nd Humanities, Arts and Culture Data Summit and 3rd International DARIAH Beyond Europe workshop to be held on 27-29 March at the National Library of Australia, Canberra. The Australian Academy of the Humanities, the European Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities initiative (DARIAH) and the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) are delighted …

Celebrating 50 years of the Academy

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The Academy is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019. This significant milestone provides a unique opportunity to acknowledge the contribution of the humanities to understanding our past and making sense of the present, and consider the role that the humanities will play in humanising the future. “In our ever changing and dynamic world, the humanities remain central to our cultures …

Announcing new Academy President

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Professor Joy Damousi FASSA FAHA was elected President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities on 18 November. Professor Damousi is one of Australia’s preeminent historians. She is a leading expert on memory and the aftermaths of war, the history of emotions, and migration history in relation to refugees, humanitarianism and internationalism. In 2014 she was awarded the prestigious Australian …