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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.

The Australian Academy of the Humanities acknowledges with great sadness the passing of Emeritus Professor Gerhard Schulz FAHA, a renowned scholar of German literature and former Academy President. He was elected to the Academy in 1973 and served as President between 1989 and 1992.

With sadness, the Australian Academy of the Humanities acknowledges the passing of Emeritus Professor Trevor Wilson AM FAHA, a renowned military historian of World War I. Emeritus Professor Wilson was elected to the Academy in 1973.

Climate change projections are indicating more droughts and floods in the next few years, but how should we think about risk, variability and change?

For 2022’s first President’s Conversation on 8 June, Academy President Emeritus Professor Lesley Head FASSA FAHA brought together a panel of experts from linguistics, ancient history, legal scholarship, risk perception analysis and environmental management to ask how we might learn from ancient societies, our legal frameworks and people on the ground to manage and mitigate the impacts of climate change on our water systems.

It is with sadness that the Academy acknowledges the passing of Professor Graham Nerlich, a renowned philosopher with expertise in the areas of the meaning of life and ethics. He was elected to the Academy in 1978.

It is with deep sadness that the Academy acknowledges the passing of Professor Alan Sorley Henry FAHA, one of Australia’s distinguished ancient historians and an outstanding scholar of Ancient Greek philology and epigraphy. He was elected to the Academy in 1993.

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.