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A leading expert on Chinese media in Australia, Wanning Sun, Australian author Tim Winton and global philosopher Jay Garfield are among 21 leading figures in the humanities to be elected to the Australian Academy of the Humanities – the highest honour for achievement in the humanities in Australia. A full list of new Fellows and their short biographies can be found on the New Fellows webpage on this site.

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The Academy warmly congratulates two of its Fellows who have been awarded honours in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours List. Distinguished Professor Stuart Cunningham FAHA was awarded a Member (AM) in the General Division of The Order of Australia for significant service to higher education, particularly to the study of media and communications, as an academic and researcher. Professor Professor Brij Lal OF FAHA was awarded a Member (AM) in the General Division of The Order of Australia for significant service to education, through the preservation and teaching of Pacific history, as a scholar, author and commentator.

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Image of Crawford MedalNominations are now being accepted for the Academy's 2014 Crawford Medal. The Crawford Medal is Australia’s most prestigious award for achievement and promise in the humanities. It is presented biennially to an Australian-based, early-career scholar working and publishing in the humanities. Nominations close on Tuesday 22 April 2014.

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At its Annual General Meeting on 16 November the Australian Academy of the Humanities elected twenty-eight new Fellows, one of the highest honours available for achievement in the humanities in Australia.

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The Academy warmly congratulates two of its Fellows who have been awarded honours in this year's Australia Day Honours List.

Professor Patricia Grimshaw FAHA was awarded an Officer (AO) in the General Division of The Order of Australia for distinguished service to the social sciences and to the humanities through researching, documenting and preserving Australian history, and the roles of women in society.

Emeritus Professor Larry Sitsky AM FAHA was awarded an Officer (AO) in the General Division of The Order of Australia for distinguished service to the arts as a composer and concert pianist, to music education as a researcher and mentor, and through musical contributions to Australia's contemporary culture.

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We congratulate Fellow John Kinder of the University of Western Australia upon being elected as a Corresponding Member to Italy's L’Accademia della Crusca, announced on 5 November. The Accademia della Crusca is the oldest language academy in the world, founded in Florence in 1583. It is the most prestigious authority on the Italian language. This is the first time that a scholar from Australia, or in fact the southern hemisphere, has been elected to the Academy. You can read the Accademia's press release here (Italian only).

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The Academy congratulates Professors Geoffrey Blainey AC FAHA and Sheila Fitzpatrick FAHA upon receiving Prime Minister's Literary Awards in 2016.

Professor Blainey received the Prize for Australian History for 'The Story of Australia's People: The Rise and Fall of Ancient Australia' (Penguin/Viking, 2015).

Professor Fitzpatrick received the Prime Minister's Literary Award for Non-fiction for 'On Stalin's Team: The Years of Living Dangerously in Soviet Politics' (Melbourne University Press, 2015).

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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 >>

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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.

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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.

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John MulvaneyIt is with much regret that the Academy informs you of the recent death of one of the Academy’s longest serving Fellows, Emeritus Professor John Mulvaney AO CMG FBA FSA FAHA.

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The Academy warmly congratulates two of its Fellows upon their election to Corresponding Fellowship of the British Academy. Professor Pauline Allen FAHA is Research Professor of Early Christian Studies and Director of the Centre for Early Christian Studies at the Australian Catholic University. Professor Peter Bellwood FAHA is Emeritus Professor of Archaeology at the Australian National University. The list of newly elected Fellows can be viewed online at the British Academy website.

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities' 47th Annual Symposium 'Asia Australia: Transnational Connections' will be held in Melbourne on 17-18 November 2016. The Symposium will bring together humanities experts, cultural leaders, industry representatives and policy makers to consider how transnational experiences, networks and modes of engagement will shape Australia’s future in the region. For further information see the Symposium 2016 area of our website.

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Warm congratulations to Professor Paul Taçon FAHA of Griffith University upon being awarded an ARC 2016 Laureate Fellowship. Professor Taçon's research focuses on Australian rock art history, conservation and Indigenous well-being.

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Congratulations to Professor Stuart Mcintyre AO FAHA upon receiving the 2016 Ernest Scott Prize, for his publication Australia’s Boldest Experiment: War and Reconstruction in the 1940s (NewSouth Publishing, 2015).

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Congratulations to Professor Warwick Anderson FASSA FAHA upon receiving the Royal Society of New South Wales' History and Philosophy of Science Medal for 2015. Read more >>

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Our warm congratulations to Academy Fellow Brian McFarlane OAM, who was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day 2016 Honours Lists for distinguished service to the arts as a teacher, film critic, reviewer and author. Dr McFarlane is Adjunct Associate Professor of English, Monash University, and Adjunct Professor, Institute of Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology.

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities has elected 23 new Fellows at its Annual General Meeting on 28 November, the highest honour available for achievement in the humanities in Australia. A full list of new Fellows and their short biographies can be found on the New Fellows webpage on this site.

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The Academy congratulates poet Chris Wallace-Crabbe AM FAHA upon receiving the 2015 Melbourne Prize for Literature. The Prize's judges stated that "Chris has established himself among the vanguard of international poetry giants and made an outstanding contribution to Australian literature and cultural and intellectual life. Chris has devoted his career to teaching mentoring and supporting new generations of writers." Further information can be found on the Melbourne Prize website.

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The Academy congratulates Professor Jaynie Anderson FAHA of The University of Melbourne on receiving the prestigious Ufficiale dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia (Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy) award. The Order of the Star of Italy awards, created in 1947 by the first President of the Republic of Italy, honour Italians and foreigners who make outstanding contributions to Italy and the Italian way of life.

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The Australian Research Council (ARC) has announced that proposals for Australian Laureate Fellowships for funding commencing in 2016 are now open in the ARC Research Management System (RMS) and will close at 5.00pm (ADST) on 17 November 2015. For further information visit the ARC website.

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Minister Pyne launches The Power of the HumanitiesThe Academy's new publication ‘The Power of the Humanities: Case Studies from Leading Australian Researchers’ was launched by The Hon Christopher Pyne MP, Minister for Education and Training, at Parliament House, Canberra on Thursday 17 September 2015.

For more information visit The Power of the Humanities on the Academy website.

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The Academy congratulates Fellows Alan Atkinson and Warwick Anderson, who have both received awards in this year's New South Wales Premier’s History Awards 2015, announced on Friday 4 September. >>

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Warm congratulations to Emeritus Professor Larry Sitsky AM FAHA upon receiving the 2015 Distinguished Services to Australian Music Award. Professor Sitsky received this honour – for his significant and enduring contribution to Australian music – at the 2015 Art Music Awards ceremony in Sydney on Tuesday 11 August. The awards are presented each year by APRA AMCOS and the Australian Music Centre, and recognise achievement in the composition, performance, education and presentation of Australian art music.

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The International Union of Academies (Union Académique Internationale/UAI) at its 88th General Assembly at Brussels (24-28 May 2015) approved the adoption of Varieties of English in the Indo-Pacific Region as a new long term project of the Union. This new project is headed by Professor (Emeritus) Pam Peters FAHA of Macquarie University and by Professor Kate Burridge FAHA of Monash University. It is the first major project to be jointly sponsored by the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the Royal Society of New Zealand.

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Warm congratulations to Dr James Adams CBE FBA FAHA upon being made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours for services to Latin Scholarship. Dr Adams is Emeritus Fellow at All Souls College, University of Oxford, and an expert in Latin Philology and Linguistics.

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The Academy offers its warmest congratulations to Professor William Coaldrake FAHA, who has been made a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for 'services to the Royal Collection'. Established by Queen Victoria in 1896, The Royal Victorian Order is a dynastic order of knighthood recognising distinguished personal service to the order's Sovereign. Professor Coaldrake is an expert in the History of Japanese Art and Architecture, currently based at the University of Tokyo.

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The Academy offers its warm congratulations to Emeritus Professor Brian Nelson FAHA and David Malouf AO FAHA for their respective winning entries in the 2015 NSW Premier's Literary Awards. Emeritus Professor Nelson was awarded the Prize for Translation for his work on translating from French, with a particular focus on Emile Zola's works. Mr Malouf was awarded the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry for his 2014 volume 'Earth Hour'.

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Congratulations to Professor Merle Ricklefs FAHA, winner of the 2015 George McT. Kahin Prize. Professor Ricklefs won the prize for his book 'Islamisation and Its Opponents in Java: A Political, Social, Cultural and Religious History, c. 1930 to Present' (National University of Singapore Press) at the Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference in late March. The Kahin Prize is given biennially to an outstanding scholar of Southeast Asian studies from any discipline or country specialisation to recognise distinguished scholarly work on Southeast Asia.

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The Academy warmly congratulates Professor John Gascoigne FAHA and Professor Penny Russell FAHA on their appointment to the Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair in Australian Studies at Harvard University. Established in 1978 as a gift from the Australian government to celebrate the US bicentenary, this is the first time that the Chair has been awarded to two scholars.

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The Academy warmly congratulates Honorary Fellow Thomas Keneally AO FAHA for receiving the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature. This award, formerly the Writers’ Emeritus Award, acknowledges the achievements of eminent literary writers over the age of 60 who have made an outstanding and lifelong contribution to Australian literature. Past winners include Bruce Dawe, the late Christopher Koch, Herb Wharton and Frank Moorhouse AM. For further information visit the Australia Council website.

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Congratulations to Professor Alan Atkinson FAHA, winner of the 2015 Victorian Premier's Literary Award. Professor Atkinson won the award with the final instalment of his landmark triple-volume history of the Europeans in Australia, The Europeans in Australia: Volume Three: Nation (NewSouth), which focuses on the period from the 1870s to the First World War.

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At its Annual General Meeting on 22 November the Australian Academy of the Humanities elected nineteen new Fellows, one of the highest honours available for achievement in the humanities in Australia. >>

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Professor John FitzgeraldProfessor John Fitzgerald FAHA, a leading expert on China, Australia and the geo-politics of the Asia-Pacific region, was elected President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities on 22 November. Professor Fitzgerald’s broad-ranging expertise and interdisciplinary research includes Chinese-Australian community studies, Asia-Pacific philanthropy and the non-profit (NGO) sector, the history and politics of China, East Asian nationalism, and Asian languages. >>

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The Academy warmly congratulates Professor Gerard Vaughan AM FAHA on his appointment as the new Director of the National Gallery of Australia. >>

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The Academy warmly congratulates Professor Joy Damousi FAHA (recipient of the 2014 Kathleen Fitzpatrick Award), Professor Peter Harrison FAHA and Professor Matthew Spriggs FAHA for each being awarded a prestigious ARC Laureate Fellowship for 2014. Professor Damousi’s project is focused on child refugees in Australia throughout the twentieth century and early twenty-first century; Professor Harrison will examine the links between science and secularisation; and Professor Spriggs’ research will generate new understandings of Pacific archaeology and the origins of Pacific peoples. >>

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The Academy congratulates Dr Bronwen Neil FAHA of the Australian Catholic University on being awarded a 2014 Future Fellowship. Dr Neil’s project examines how dreams and visions were used as tools of religious control and as justification of violence against other religions from Classical Antiquity through early Christianity to early Islam. The Academy also warmly congratulates all of the other humanities researchers awarded Fellowships in the 2014 round. >>

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The Humanities Research Centre at The Australian National University and the National Scholarly Communications Forum are co-convening a two-day seminar on The Value of the Humanities on 14–15 August in Canberra. Keynote speaker, Professor Helen Small, will discuss her book The Value of the Humanities (OUP, 2013). The programme features a number of Fellows including Professors Dipesh Chakravorty, Simon During, Meaghan Morris, John Frow, Iain McCalman and Graeme Turner. Full registration is $50, students $25.

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Congratulations to Professor Peter McNeil FAHA, University of Technology Sydney, for his selection by the Academy of Finland to its Finland Distinguished Professor Programme (FiDiPro). Professor McNeil has been awarded five years of funding for a large project with Aalto University. >>

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The Academy congratulates Professor John Kinder FAHA of the University of Western Australia on receiving the prestigious Commendatore della Stella d'Italia (Commander of the Star of Italy) award. The Order of the Star of Italy awards, created in 1947 by the first President of the Republic of Italy, honour Italians and foreigners who make outstanding contributions to Italy and the Italian way of life. For more information visit the UWA website.

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The 2014 Alan Saunders Memorial Lecture will be delivered by a Fellow of the Academy, Professor Philip Pettit of Princeton University, at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra on Tuesday 8 July. >>

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The Academy warmly congratulates Fellows Barbara Caine, Tom Griffiths and Barry Jones, who have been recognised in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours. >>

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The Paris Institute for Advanced Studies is accepting applications from established humanities scholars to take up residencies at the Institute for a period of five or nine months. Researchers from all countries are eligible to apply. Applications close 3:00pm (Paris time), 30 April 2014. More details are available on the Institute’s website.

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The Academy warmly congratulates Professor Philip Mead FAHA on his appointment to the Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair in Australian Studies at Harvard University.

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Iain McCalman portraitAcademy Fellow and former President, Professor Iain McCalman FAHA, launches his latest book, The Reef, an important new contribution to our understanding of one of Australia’s most precious natural treasures. You can hear Iain McCalman discuss his recent work in the environmental humanities at the 2013 Annual Academy Symposium.

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Professor Alison Bashford FAHA of The University of Sydney and Professor Stuart Macintyre AO FASSA FAHA of The University of Melbourne are the Editors of the forthcoming ‘Cambridge History of Australia’, a substantial two-volume publication published by Cambridge University Press.

The publication offers a comprehensive view of Australian history from its pre-European origins to the present day. A lively and systematic account, it incorporates the work of more than sixty leading historians, many of them Fellows of the Academy.

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Professor David Christian FAHA's work on a teaching program called Big History has so inspired American billionaire Bill Gates that he proposed a partnership to expand the teaching of Big History into classrooms around the world, including preparing it for free, public access.

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Cambridge philosopher, Academy Fellow and former Council member Professor Huw Price FBA FAHA will join a distinguished panel of leading scholars who have established a UK-based centre for the study of ‘existential risk’, which aims to present politicians and the public with a list of disasters that could threaten the future of the world as we know it.

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Professor Julianne Schultz AM FAHA featured on ABC Radio National’s Breakfast programme this morning, discussing the need for a Ministry of Culture to elevate the role of arts and culture in Australia. The programme is available for download from Radio National’s website.

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The Academy warmly congratulates two of its Fellows, who have been elected to the British Academy, Professor Richard Hunter FAHA FBA and Professor Philip Pettit FAHA FASSA FAAAS MRIA FBA.

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The Academy warmly congratulates three of its Fellows who have been awarded Australian Laureate Fellowships: Professor Nicholas Evans FAHA FBA, Professor Mark Finnane FAHA and Professor Glenda Sluga FAHA.

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The Academy warmly congratulates Professor Tessa Morris-Suzuki FAHA who has been awarded the prestigious Fukuoka Prize.

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The 2013 Academy Lecture, Creators or Destroyers: The burning questions of human impact in ancient Aboriginal Australia, will be delivered by Professor Peter Hiscock FSA FAHA, Friday 9 August at The University of Western Australia.

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The Academy warmly congratulates two of its Fellows who have been awarded honours in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

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Professor Sam Lieu FAHA (Macquarie University), the Academy's current delegate to the International Union of Academies (Union Académique Internationale) based in Brussels, has been elected at the 87th General Assembly at Mainz to serve on the Union's Bureau (Council) for a period of four years. The Academy congratulates Professor Lieu on his election.

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Taking Stock: The Humanities in Australian Life since 1968 edited by Ian Donaldson and Mark Finnane, is available as an e-title at University of Western Australia Publishing.  The volume features papers originally presented at the Academy’s Annual Symposium in 2009, reviewing shifts and developments of the humanities in Australia over the past four decades.

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The Academy warmly congratulates Professor James Warren FAHA for receiving the Grant Goodman Prize in Philippine Historical Studies at the 2013 Association of Asian Studies Conference. The Award recognises a lifetime of outstanding contributions to Philippine Historical Studies.

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The Academy warmly congratulates four of its Fellows who have been awarded honours in the Australia Day 2013 Honours List: Mr Clive James CBE AO FAHA, Professor Malcolm Gillies AM FAHA, Professor Abdullah Saeed AM FAHA, and Dr Michael Smith AM FAHA.

Mr Clive James AM CBE FAHA was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to literature through contributions to cultural and intellectual heritage, particularly as a writer and poet.

Professor Malcolm Gillies FAHA was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to tertiary education through leadership roles, and to the humanities, particularly as a scholar of musicology.

Professor Abdullah Saeed FAHA was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to tertiary education in the field of Islamic studies, and to the community, particularly through the promotion of interfaith dialogue.

Dr Michael Smith FAHA was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to archaeological scholarship, particularly of the Australian desert regions.

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The Academy warmly congratulates Professor David Walker FASSA FAHA, who has been named the inaugural BHP Billiton Chair of Australian Studies at Peking University. The new Chair will foster engagement with Chinese researchers, students, government and the community; raise the profile of studies of Australian society, history and culture; and provide academic leadership to a network of more than 30 Australian Studies Centres in Chinese universities.

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The Academy warmly congratulates John Hay AC FAHA for receiving the Career Achievement Award at the 2012 Australian Awards for University Teaching. The award recognised Professor Hay's exceptional services to higher education.

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Twenty-two leading scholars have been elected as Fellows of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, one of the highest honours available for achievement in the humanities in Australia.

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities warmly congratulates Alex Miller FAHA who was awarded the prestigious Melbourne Prize for Literature for 2012. It is the richest prize of its kind in this country, and is given every three years to a writer whose body of literary work is judged to have made an outstanding contribution to Australian cultural life.

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The Academy of the Humanities congratulates three of its Fellows who have been awarded Australian Laureate Fellowships: Professor Alexandra Aikhenvald FAHA, Professor Tessa Morris Suzuki FAHA, and Professor Susan O'Connor FAHA. Professor O'Connor is the recipient of the prestigious Kathleen Fitzpatrick Fellowship which recognises her leadership role and provides her with additional funding to help mentor women in the humanities. More information on the Laureate Fellowships is available on the ARC website.

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The Academy offers its warm congratulations to Professor Huw Price FAHA who has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy. Professor Price is Bertrand Russell Professor of Philosophy and a Fellow of Trinity College at the University of Cambridge. Until September 2012, he is also ARC Federation Fellow and Challis Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney. He served as a Member of Council of the Australian Academy of the Humanities from 2007-2010.

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The Academy of the Humanities 43rd Annual Symposium will be held at the Parramatta campus of the University of Western Sydney, 15-16 November 2012.

Convened by Professor Tony Bennett FAHA and hosted by the Institute for Culture and Society, the theme for this year’s symposium is Challenging (the) Humanities. More information, programme and registration is available on the Symposium website.

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Nominations are now open for the Australian Academy of the Humanities' Crawford Medal, Australia's most prestigious award for achievement and promise in the humanities. It is presented to an Australian-based, early-career scholar working and publishing in the humanities, whose publications contribute towards an understanding of their discipline by the general public. Nominations close Tuesday 31 July 2012. More information is available on the website.

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Nominations are now open for the Academy's McCredie Musicological Award. The award recognises outstanding contribution in musicology by an Australian based scholar under the age of forty. Nominations close on Tuesday 31 July 2012. More information is available on the website.

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The Academy warmly congratulates three of its Fellows who have been awarded honours in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Professor Peter Singer was awarded a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC),  Peter Carey was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO), and the Reverend Emeritus Professor Peter Steele was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).

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The Academy is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Taking Stock: The Humanities in Australian Life since 1968 edited by Ian Donaldson and Mark Finnane, and published by University of Western Australia Publishing.

Taking Stock forms part of a larger exploration by the Academy – generously supported by the Australian Research Council through a Learned Academies Special Projects grant – of the role the humanities have played in Australian life since 1968. The volume features papers originally presented at the Academy’s Annual Symposium in 2009, reviewing shifts and developments of the humanities in Australia over the past four decades.

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities warmly congratulates poet Les Murray AO FAHA on winning the John Bray Poetry Award at the Adelaide Festival for his book Taller When Prone (2010), published by Black Inc.

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was also shortlisted for the 2010 Dinny O'Hearn Poetry Prize and the 2010 Arts Queensland Judith Wright Calanthe Prize for Poetry. It was included in the New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books List for 2011.

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The Academy congratulates Emeritus Professor J.V.S. Megaw AM FAHA who has been elected an Honorary Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (founded in 1780). The Society allows a maximum of twenty-five Honorary Fellows who are recognised for their eminence in any branch of antiquarian study.

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The Academy congratulates four of its Fellows who have been awarded honours in the Australia Day 2012 Honours List: Professor Stuart Macintyre AO, Professor Peter McPhee AM, Emeritus Professor Roslyn Pesman AM, and Emeritus Professor Brian Fletcher OAM.

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The Academy offers its warmest congratulations to past President Professor Graeme Turner FAHA for his re-appointment to the Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council (PMSEIC).

Professor Turner is one of world's foremost authorities on cultural studies and media communications. He has extensive experience across research and higher education policy settings and has been a member of PMSEIC since 2008.

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Professor Tom Griffiths, Academy Fellow and Antarctic historian from the School of History, ANU, is participating in the Australian Antarctic Division’s centennial voyage to Mawson’s Huts at Commonwealth Bay which departed Hobart on 5 January 2012. The voyage celebrates Australia’s first expedition to Antarctica and Douglas Mawson’s legendary expedition of 1911 to 1914. You can follow Professor Griffiths' expedition blog here.

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Jaynie Anderson FAHA is the Principal Advisor to the National Gallery of Australia for the magnificent new exhibition, Renaissance.

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At the 2011 Annual General Meeting of the Academy of the Humanities, 20 new Fellows and 7 Honorary Fellows were elected.

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Emeritus Professor Lesley Johnson AM FAHA was elected as President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities at the Annual General Meeting of the Fellows of the Academy on 19 November 2011.

Professor Johnson is only the second female President since the formation of the Academy in 1969.

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Professor Joseph Lo Bianco FAHA talks to Phillip Adams FAHA about the Academy's recent Educating the Nation symposium, the benefits of early bilingualism, and the role of the humanities in a 'borderless' world. A link to the podcast is here.

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The Academy offers its warm congratulations to Dr Rafe de Crespigny FAHA who has been awarded the Stanislas Julien Prize of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres for 2011 for his recent book, Imperial Warlord, a biography of Cao Cao 155-210.

The Académie, is the French counter-part of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. The prize has previously been awarded to Pierre Ryckmans in 1971 and to Mark Elvin in 2005, both Fellows of the Australian Academy.

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Australian Book Review celebrates its fiftieth birthday this year. To mark this milestone, ABR, in association with the National Library of Australia, presented a free lecture by Emeritus Professor Ian Donaldson, Past President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, at the NLA on Tuesday 25 October.

Professor Donaldson's "definitive" biography of Ben Jonson, Ben Jonson: A Life, is reviewed in The Guardian. He is a General Editor, with David Bevington and Martin Butler, of the forthcoming seven-volume Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson.

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Leading publishers, booksellers, academics and librarians discussed the future for the academic book in Australia at a forum organised by the National Scholarly Communication Forum under the auspices of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

More information about the forum, including presentations, is available on the website.

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities' 2011 Trendall Lecture in Classical Studies will be presented by Professor Han Baltussen FAHA, at the University of Adelaide, 19 October 2011 from 7.00pm-8.00pm. To attend, please RSVP by 12 October to Jennifer Payne

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The Academy offers its warmest congratulations to John Tranter for winning the poetry category of the Queensland Premier's Literary Award for 2011 for his book Starlight: 150 poems (University of Queensland Press).

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Professor Marilyn Lake FAHA talks about the shape of Australian history, funding crises in Australian universities, and how a perspective informed by ‘long’ history and comparative cultural knowledge can help us respond to current policy debates.

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The Academy congratulates John Tranter FAHA for winning the 2011 The Age Poetry Book of the Year for Starlight: 150 Poems (UQP).

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On 10 August 2011 a delegation of Australian Parliamentarians visited the Clea Salavert Library in Lalomanu, Samoa to see first-hand the facilities enabled by the generous donations of Academy Fellows and friends and colleagues of the Salavert family. The Academy is grateful to the Australian Government for their continuous encouragement and support of the Clea Salavert Library.

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The Academy offers its warm congratulations to Professor Nicholas Evans FAHA who has been elected by the British Academy as a Corresponding Fellow.

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The Academy congratulates two of its Fellows, shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards: historian Tim Bonyhady for Good Living Street: The Fortunes of My Viennese Family, and poet John Tranter for Starlight: 150 poems.

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The Academy welcomes the launch of the Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities (LCNAU) which aims to raise the profile of language educators and public awareness of the cultural, strategic and economic importance of language education for Australia.

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The second issue of Humanities Australia, the annual journal of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, features contributions by Brian Bosworth, Graeme Clarke and Heather Jackson, Grace Karskens, Susan Sheridan, Chris Wallace-Crabbe and Anna Wierzbicka.

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The Academy congratulates three of its Fellows who have been awarded honours in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list: Graeme Davison AO, John Burrows AM, Chris Wallace-Crabbe AM.

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities warmly welcomes the establishment of the Hong Kong Academy of Humanities. As the peak body representing humanities academia in Hong Kong, it aims to promote outstanding scholarly achievements of the territory through meaningful engagement and cooperation with similar institutions internationally.

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On Thursday 5 May 2011, from 5pm to 6pm, Tim Bonyhady's book Good Living Street will be officially launched at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra by the Director of the NMA, Andrew Sayers AM. This event is free, but book ahead of time.

Through the eyes of three generations of his family, renowned author and historian Tim Bonyhady FAHA will take us on a fascinating journey from the glittering salons of Vienna to the harbourside suburb of Sydney's Cremorne.

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