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 …

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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 …

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 …

The Max Crawford Medal

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 …