Triebel Lecture

Celebrating achievement in modern European languages

The study of languages is a key focus of the humanities, particularly the connections between language, culture and heritage. The Triebel Lecture celebrates research related to modern European languages.

Namesake & history

Photo of Triebel

Louis A. Triebel FAHA (1890–1985) was one of the Academy’s Foundation Fellows and has funded this lecture through a bequest. 

During the tenure of his office as Professor of Modern Languages from 1943–56, Louis Augustus Triebel exalted the French presence in Van Diemen’s land above all, and in Australia in general

Keith Sinclair, Triebel Lecture, 1986

Since its beginning, we’ve hosted a lecture every three years.

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.