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The Australian Academy of the Humanities acknowledges, with deep sadness, the death of Colin Nettelbeck FAHA. Elected to the Academy in 1994, he was profoundly influential in French language and culture teaching in Australia and in the development of language policy in the University sector.

The Australian Academy of the Humanities acknowledges, with deep sadness, the death of Angus Trumble FAHA. A man of many talents – an art curator, a distinguished art historian, writer, curator and museum director – he was elected to the Academy in 2015.

The Australian Academy of the Humanities acknowledges, with deep sadness, the death of Shirley McKechnie AO FAHA. Shirley was a pioneer of Australian contemporary dance and dance education and one of the most influential artists in recent Australian history. She was elected to the Academy in 1998.

The Australian Academy of the Humanities acknowledges, with deep sadness, the death of Professor Mike Smith AM FAHA FSA, one of Australia’s most prominent desert field archaeologists. He was elected to the Academy in 2006.

The Australian Academy of the Humanities sadly acknowledges the passing of Emeritus Professor Richard Davis, a prominent scholar of Tasmanian, New Zealand, Irish and Canadian history. He was elected to the Academy in 1997.

We are delighted to announce the recipients of this year’s Humanities Travelling Fellowship.

These Fellowships enable early career researchers to undertake research overseas, including accessing archives and other research materials and connecting with international researchers and networks.

Having supported hundreds of scholars over more than five decades, the Publication Subsidy Scheme is one of the Academy’s longest running awards programs.

Our Publication Subsidy Scheme supports quality publication in the humanities, with funding awarded to early career researchers to support costs associated with publication, such as illustrations, maps, and copyright fees.

With deep sadness, the Australian Academy of the Humanities acknowledges the passing of Professor Janna Thompson FASSA FAHA, one of Australia’s most eminent philosophers with expertise in environmental ethics, feminism and global justice. She was elected to the Australian Academy of the Humanities in 2001 and to the Australian Academy of the Social Sciences in 2011.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land, and their continuous connection to country, community and culture.