Indigenous Brisbane-based artist awarded for reviving traditional possum skin cloaks

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An award-winning Australian artist whose recent practice involves the revival of the traditional Indigenous possum skin cloak, is the recipient of the Australian Academy of the Humanities’ 2020 John Mulvaney Fellowship. Dr Carol McGregor is a Brisbane-based artist of Wathaurung (Kulin Nation) and Scottish descent, and is a possum skin cloak maker, painter, printmaker and sculptor. As an artist, she …

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 …

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 …

The John Mulvaney Fellowship

Announcing the John Mulvaney Fellowship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait humanities early career researchers

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We are delighted to launch the inaugural John Mulvaney Fellowship. This award honours the outstanding contribution to humanities scholarship, the Academy and the cultural life of the nation of one of our longest serving Fellows and former Academy Secretary John Mulvaney AO CMG FBA FSA FRAI FAHA. Fondly known as the “father of Australian Archaeology”, John Mulvaney was an acknowledged …

Vale Derek John Mulvaney

Archaeology Section’s tribute to John Mulvaney

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Vale Emeritus Professor Derek John Mulvaney AO CMG FAHA (1925-2016) Archaeology Section, Australian Academy of the Humanities Fellows of the Archaeology Section of the Australian Academy of the Humanities note with great sadness the passing of Emeritus Professor John Mulvaney at the age of 90. John Mulvaney made numerous and inestimable contributions to Australian archaeology, cultural heritage studies and public …