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Emeritus Professor Stephen Muecke FAHA (University of New South Wales, Sydney) reflects and celebrates on the life of Professor Ross Gibson FAHA, one of Australia’s most prominent writers, film directors and creator of multi-media environments. Download a PDF version.

The Australian Academy of the Humanities acknowledges, with deep sadness, the death of Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Webby AM FAHA, one of Australia’s leading authorities on Australian Literary Studies.

Dr Heather Jackson FSA FAHA (University of Melbourne), Professor Emerita Elizabeth Minchin FAHA (Australian National University), and Associate Professor Roger Scott FAHA (University of Melbourne) reflect on and celebrate the life of Emeritus Professor Graeme Clarke AO FAHA, one of Australia’s most prominent classical scholars. Download a PDF version.

Dishonest politicians and the failure to act on mounting evidence of Robodebt’s inaccuracies has led to a major distrust in technology, media and essential services for our country’s most vulnerable people. Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship recipient Terry Flew FAHA explains how his mediated trust research can help us better understand questions of trust as they relate to news media, digital platforms, corporations, and global institutions.

In 2023, we have mostly emerged from the extremes of isolation, but the effects of COVID-19 lockdowns on academia have converged with our looming environmental catastrophe. President of the Academy of Humanities Lesley Head FASSA FAHA reminds us that humanities scholars have the unique tools to address the challenges the world is throwing our way.

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.