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In today’s Five-Minute Friday Read, Marilyn Lake FAHA FASSA AO, Professorial Fellow in History at The University of Melbourne, writes about the gender pay gap, the burden of care work placed on women and the vision of historical feminists for a more equal Australia.

In today’s Five-Minute Friday Read, Purnendra Jain FAHA, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Adelaide, examines Okinawa’s strategic and political importance in the Pacific while considering the impacts on the citizens of the islands.

In our new series, the Five-Minute Friday Read, we’re publishing essays by our Fellows on a range of important and timely topics in the humanities. Today, Kane Race FAHA, Professor of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney, explores the public health response to the current monkeypox outbreak and its relationship to the responses to the HIV/AIDS crisis.

In our new series, the Five-Minute Friday Read, we’re publishing essays by our Fellows on a range of important and timely topics in the humanities. Today, William (Bill) Loader FAHA, Emeritus Professor at Murdoch University, examines Biblical writings on same-sex relations and their implications for the modern-day Anglican Church.

In our new series, the Five-Minute Friday Read, we’re publishing essays by our Fellows on a range of important and timely topics in the humanities. Today, Frank Bongiorno AM FAHA, Professor of History at the Australian National University, writes about the importance of accessibility to Australia’s libraries and archives and examines their importance for humanities scholars.

In the spirit of Humanities Australia, the Academy’s journal, we’re introducing a new series of essays by Fellows across a wide range of topics. This month, Academy President Emeritus Professor Lesley Head FASSA FAHA discusses reframing climate change as a social issue.

Welcome to the 12th edition of the Australian Academy of the Humanities’ flagship journal Humanities Australia, showcasing some of the outstanding research and writing being carried out by our Fellows, grants and awards alumni and those involved in our annual lecture series. It is an essential part of our commitment to supporting excellence in the humanities and communicating their value to the public.

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.