AAH 47th Annual Symposium 2016
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Symposium: The Effects of the Dawkins Revolution on Higher Education in Australia

A symposium on ‘The Effects of the Dawkins Revolution on Higher Education in Australia’ will be held on Friday 11 November 2016 at the University of Melbourne. It brings together senior current and former academics, politicians, and public servants to reflect on the history of the Unified National System of higher education in Australia and its enduring effects. These reforms were a watershed for the funding, direction, and organisation of universities, transforming the entire sector. Registration is free; RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-effects-of-the-dawkins-revolution-on-higher-education-in-australia-tickets-28176368276

Three Fellows Receive Cultural Awards from Indonesian Ministry of Education & Culture

The Academy is delighted to announce that all three international recipients of the 2016 Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture's prestigious Penghargaan Kebudayaan (Cultural Awards - Foreign Individuals category) were Fellows of the Academy. Our warm congratulations to Professor Merle Ricklefs FAHA, an expert in Indonesian history and Javanese literature; Emeritus Professor Anthony Reid FBA FRHistS FAHA, a pioneer in modern Sumatra history; and Professor Margaret Kartomi AM FAHA, an ethnomusicologist of international repute. Read more >>

Murdoch University to name its Library after Fellow Geoffrey Bolton

Murdoch University has announced that it will be naming its Library after its Foundation Professor of History, the late Geoffrey Bolton, who was also a Fellow of the Academy. The Library will be known as the Geoffrey Bolton Library and an official dedication ceremony and public exhibition will take place next year. Professor Bolton's obituary, written by Stuart Macintyre AO FAHA, will appear in the Academy's forthcoming Annual Report.

Archaeology Section's Tribute to John Mulvaney

Fellows of the Archaeology Section of the Australian Academy of the Humanities pay tribute to Emeritus Professor John Mulvaney, who has passed away at the age of 90.

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowships Open

Australian researchers are invited to apply for the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowships commencing between 1 April and 30 November 2017. Applications are invited from suitably qualified researchers in any field of natural sciences (including technology, engineering and medicine), the humanities and social sciences. Deadline for applications is 9am (AEDT) Monday 31 October. See the Australian Academy of Science website for the application form and further details.

Backing Australia’s research excellence

The Australian Academy of the Humanities rejected claims in the media today challenging the integrity of the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the funding of research projects. Read more

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