The Australian Academy of the Humanities has elected eminent Australian historian Professor Stephen Garton AM FAHA FRAHS FASSA FRSN as the Academy’s 20th President.
The 2023 Max Crawford Medallist, Dr T.J. Thomson examines how mis/disinformation, bias and outright falsehoods can plague news media and social media alike, leaving many Australians feeling ill-equipped to discern the quality of the information they consume.
In this week’s Five Minute Friday, Brian Nelson FAHA explores the ‘invisible’ art of literary translation and suggests a clearer appreciation can be gained when we consider a literary translation a performance of the author’s work, similar to a performance of music or theatre.
In this week’s Five Minute Friday, Mina Roces FAHA explores the complex relationship between Filipino domestic workers living overseas and their home communities, and how, through shifting expectations, migrants have become significant agents for radical personal, social, and economic change.
In this week’s Five Minute Friday, Graeme Turner AO FAHA critically examines the news-reporting surrounding the 2023 Referendum debate, the degradation of the principle of ‘balance’ of opinion, and the structures that allow political disinformation to be taken at face value.
2023 McCredie Musicological Award Recipient, Dr Sarah Kirby, examines the significance of International Exhibitions in the 19th century, and how the piano shaped Australia’s cultural identity.
In this week’s Five Minute Friday, Professor Sally Young FAHA aims to train a chat-bot to recite accurate information about Australia’s media history, and examines the role the humanities play in influencing AI’s use.
A Universities Accord with an excessive focus on technical skills, or single-sector skills, risks selling Australians short. To get the right mix of skills, we need the humanities at the national strategy table.
Dr Sarah Kirby is the recipient of the Australian Academy of the Humanities’ prestigious 2023 McCredie Musicological Award, recognising outstanding contribution to Musicology by an Australian scholar.
Distinguished Professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson FAHA explains why we need to invest in Critical Indigenous Studies: not because it is the ‘moral’ thing to do, but for the rich contribution Indigenous scholarship and knowledge stands to make to contemporary inquiry and society.