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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.

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.

ACOLA’s members, Australia’s Learned Academies, are deeply shocked and condemn the military operation by the Russian Government towards Ukraine. International disputes should be resolved through the rules-based order, according to the principles of international law and with the utmost respect for human rights and lives, and the territorial integrity and sovereignty of nations.

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.

It is with deep regret that the Academy acknowledges the passing of Professor Brij Lal AM FAHA, one of Australia’s most outstanding Pacific Island historians and an eminent scholar of the history and culture of the Indian diaspora. He was elected to the Academy in 1996.

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.