The Academy Fellows

The Australian Academy of the Humanities has 593 Fellows; 52 are Corresponding Fellows, and 85 are Honorary Fellows.

The approved abbreviation or post-nominal for a Fellow is FAHA.

Fellows may update their record via an online form available in the Fellows' Area.

Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Minchin FAHA
Australian National University
Qualifications: BA Dip Ed(Sydney), MA PhD(ANU)
Year Elected to the Academy: 2010
Discipline: Classical Studies
Expertise: Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Troy, Greek novel

Elizabeth Minchin was born and educated in Sydney. She attended Sydney University where she studied French and Latin. After completing a Dip Ed she taught French, Bahasa Indonesia, and Latin at Narrabundah High School in Canberra. While teaching she undertook further study in both Bahasa Indonesia and Ancient Greek at the ANU. She completed undergraduate studies in Ancient Greek and an MA thesis on the structures of Iliad Book 24. In 1989 she completed a PhD thesis, Aspects of the Composition of the Homeric Epics. Since 1990 she has held teaching and research positions at the ANU. She teaches Ancient Greek and Latin language and literature and social history; she has won an ANU teaching award and a national Carrick Citation for outstanding contributions to student learning. In 2001 she published Homer and the Resources of Memory and in 2007 Homeric Voices. She has also published a number of journal articles and book chapters on the role of memory in the composition of oral epic: episodic memory, spatial memory, cultural memory, the persistence of memory are all subjects for study, as are also the cognitive underpinnings of speech acts and of speech behaviour more generally.
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