Howard Morphy

Emeritus Professor Howard Morphy

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2002
  • Section(s): Cultural And Communication Studies, Arts


Howard Morphy is Director of the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research at the Australian National University (ANU). He has held positions at the ANU, Oxford University and University College London. At Oxford he was Junior Proctor from 1991-2. He has conducted fieldwork in Arnhem Land, Northern Australia, and in the Roper Valley. He has collaborated on many films of Arnhem Land ceremonial performance with Ian Dunlop of Film Australia. He has published widely in the anthropology of art, aesthetics, performance, museum anthropology, visual anthropology and religion. He has curated many exhibitions.

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.