2022 Annual Academy Lecture

Each year, a Fellow is invited by Council to deliver a lecture on their latest research. The series also features a lecture by each Academy President during their term in office. The Academy Lecture is a rich display of the breadth and depth of scholarship in the humanities and the impact and imaginative power of this work.

Democracy Regained: Uluru and Australian Citizenship

The Uluru Statement from the Heart marks a distinctive phase in the long history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resistance to and engagement with the Australian state.  There are important issues about the details of the proposal and the structure of the Voice to Parliament. But what does its emergence tell us about the nature of Australian citizenship more broadly? And what opportunities does it present for thinking about the future of liberal democracy given the times we live in today?

Event details

When: 3.15-4.00pm (AEDT), Thursday 17th November 2022
Where: Art Gallery of Ballarat



Professor Duncan Ivison 

Duncan Ivison is Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Sydney. He was Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) from 2015-22, and prior to that, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Head of the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry. He was Chair of the Go8 DVCRs Committee, the NSW DVCR Committee, a member of the ARC Council, and board member of UniSeed, the US Studies Centre, the James Martin Institute for Public Policy, among others. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy in 2009 and has served on the Council since 2019.

Twitter: @Duncanivison 


About the Lecture Series

Every year the Academy invites a Fellow to deliver the annual Academy Lecture, with the expectation that each new Academy President will deliver one during their term of office. The long list of lectures that have been presented is in itself a potted history of the Fellowship, and richly displays the breadth and depth of their scholarship.

We have over 50 years of Annual Academy Lectures. Unfortunately, the 2020 Academy Lecture could not be held due to the global pandemic.

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.