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The Academy's 48th Annual Symposium – Humanitarianism and Human Rights – will be held on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 November 2017 in Fremantle, Western Australia ... read more

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities is hosting a policy discussion on Research Assessment and the Humanities with Professor Malcolm  Gillies AM FAHA from 3-5pm on Wednesday 26 August 2015 at the Humanities Research Centre, ANU. All welcome - RSVP via email by 21 August to enquiries@humanities.org.au

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We are seeking posters from Early Career Researchers and postgraduate students from all disciplines within the Humanities for our 46th Annual Symposium, 'Intersections; Time, Materiality & the Humanities'. Topics should address the themes of the Symposium: Time and Materiality. Read more >>

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The 19th Trendall Lecture will take place on Thursday 28 May 2015 from 6–8pm at the Hellenic Museum, 280 William Street, Melbourne. Professor Tyler Jo Smith, Associate Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology at the University of Virginia, USA, will present the lecture titled '"More Celebrated than Actually Known": Sir John Soane's Greek Vases'. This lecture is hosted by the A.D. Trendall Research Centre for Ancient Mediterranean Studies at La Trobe University. It is a free event but please book seats by following this link. Download a flyer for the event here.

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The Academy' s 18th A D Trendall Lecture in Classical Studies will take place on Wednesday 28 January 2015 at The University of Adelaide. Professor Carole Newlands of the University of Colorado, USA will deliver the lecture, titled ‘What makes a Roman goddess? Ovid, the empress, and female apotheosis in Rome’. For further details download the event flyer [pdf, 335kb].

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2014 Annual Symposium Registrations OpenRegistrations for our 2014 Annual Symposium are open. Our Early Bird offer has now closed. Visit http://www.trybooking.com/FPFI to book your tickets. ‘Look it Up: Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and Atlases’ will showcase the work of Australian and international scholars in linguistic atlases, cultural encyclopedias and multimodal dictionaries, which not only transcend the boundaries between the traditional formats, but provide a vehicle for many interdisciplinary ventures within humanities and beyond.

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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

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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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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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NSCF 2015 logoThe 24th National Scholarly Communications Forum will be held on Monday 7 September 2015 at The Australian National University, Canberra. Registrations are now closed, but information for those attending remains available on TryBooking.

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Homer and his Guide by William- Adolphe Bouguereau, 1874.The Academy is delighted to announce that Emeritus Professor Trevor Bryce FAHA will deliver the 17th A D Trendall Lecture in Classical Studies at 7pm on Thursday 9 October 2014 at the University of Queensland. This is a free event open to the public but bookings are essential. Visit http://www.trybooking.com/FMMR to make a booking. Further details can be find in the event flyer [.pdf 502kb].

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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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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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This two-day comparative symposium, to be held at the University of Melbourne on 18 & 19 March 2014, will bring together academics from Asia, North America, and Australia to discuss the future for the humanities and social science disciplines in an increasingly globalised higher education system.

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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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A conference entitled ‘Australia's China/China's Australia: Past, Present and Future’ will take place on 21–22 September 2013 at Peking University, Beijing, China.

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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 23rd National Scholarly Communications Forum on Open Access Research Issues in the Humanities and Social Sciences was held on 3 May 2013 at the Australian National University. Presentations are now available here.

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In early 2013, the Academy recently hosted the 'Valuing the Humanities' forum in Canberra, bringing together researchers and policy-makers to discuss best models for evaluating the benefits of research in humanities disciplines. Link to the programme is here. A selection of presentations is now available: Professor Aidan's Byrne's presentation is available here. Professor Stephen Knight's presentation is here.

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The Transforming Cultures research centre at the University of Technology Sydney is hosting a one-day seminar on the legacies of Ludwig Leichhardt in commeration of his 200th birthday in 2013. The call for papers closes on 22 February. The seminar will take place 22 March 2013. See flyer for more details.

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The Academy's Valuing the Humanities forum will take place Tuesday 19 February 2013 at the National Library of Australia in Canberra. Convened by Professor Mark Finnane FAHA the public forum will draw together humanities expertise and perspectives to inform the Government’s deliberations around research impact assessment.

Programme: The programme is now available. Register now: There is no cost to attend but places are limited; please complete a registration form. For further information contact Kylie Brass.

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The Academy’s 2013 Trendall Lecture in Classical Studies will be presented by Professor Andrew Stewart, Nicholas C. Petris Professor in Greek Studies, Professor of Art History and Classics, University of California, Berkeley, on Friday 18 January 2013 at Sydney Grammar School, College Street, Darlinghurst, from 6.30 – 7.30pm. To attend, please RSVP by 10 January 2013 to Blanche Menadier.

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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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Registration for the NET4SOCIETY conference and brokerage event “Active ageing – the potential for society” is now open. The conference will be held from 9-11 July in Dublin, and will showcase international humanities and social science research in this field, and identify future research needs. More information is available on the conference website.

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Registrations are now open for a major conference on humanities and climate change as part of the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI) which is being held 13-16 June, at the Humanities Research Centre, ANU. This is the first time in over a decade that the annual meeting of this global consortium is being held in the southern hemisphere.

The Academy is co-sponsoring the opening reception of the conference at the National Gallery of Australia. Registration is is open to all, via online form here.

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Registration is now open for a series of workshops to be held in conjunction with the inaugural conference of the Australasian Association for Digital Humanities: Digital Humanities Australasia 2012: Building, Mapping, Connecting. Facilitated by leading Australian and international scholars these workshops will take place on 27 March at ANU and include sessions on data management fundamentals for the humanities, document-based encoding, and mapping and spatial visualisation. Places are limited. To RSVP see workshop website.

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The Academy is delighted to announce that it has awarded 12 travel bursaries for early career researchers from Australia and New Zealand to attend the inaugural conference of the Australasian Association for the Digital Humanities (aaDH), Digital Humanities Australasia 2012: Building, Mapping, Connecting.

A draft conference programme is now available.

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Griffith Review and The Writing Centre for Scholars and Researchers of the University of Melbourne recently announced a series of innovative master classes addressing the gap between the high quality of Australian academic research and the interests of the wider public, key policy-makers and international markets.

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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 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 Academy of the Humanities welcomes the establishment of the Australasian Association for Digital Humanities (aaDH). The Association will act to support and extend links between digital humanities researchers, improve professional development opportunities and provide international leverage for local projects and initiatives.

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