Eminent Australians reflect on humanising the past, present and future

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On the occasion of our 50th Birthday, we are taking time to not only celebrate the contribution of the humanities to our national life, but also to consider all that they can offer as we enter a new era marked by rapid technological change, major environmental challenges and shifting ideas about what it means to be human. To help us …

50 years on – A golden moment for the Australian Academy of the Humanities

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Setting the scene 1969, Australia. More than two decades of conservative rule was nearing its end and the nation was undergoing rapid social and cultural change following a lengthy period of post-war migration. Australians were making their mark overseas in arts, culture, media and performance. At home, humanities scholars were conducting ground-breaking research including the discovery of the oldest-known burials …

Fellows recognised in 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours

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The Academy warmly congratulates five of its Fellows who have been awarded honours in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Awarded Companion (AC) in the General Division of The Order of Australia: Art historian, author and curator, Emeritus Professor Virginia Margaret Spate FAHA for service to higher education, particularly to art history and theory and the advanced study of the contemporary arts, and as a role …