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With sadness, the Australian Academy of the Humanities acknowledges the passing of Emeritus Professor Lorenzo Polizzotto FAHA, one of Australia’s finest historians of the Florentine Renaissance.
In our new series, the Five-Minute Friday Read, we’re publishing essays by our Fellows on a range of important and timely topics in the humanities. Today, Frank Bongiorno AM FAHA, Professor of History at the Australian National University, writes about the importance of accessibility to Australia’s libraries and archives and examines their importance for humanities scholars.
We are delighted to announce the recipients of this year’s Humanities Travelling Fellowship.
These Fellowships enable early career researchers to undertake research overseas, including accessing archives and other research materials and connecting with international researchers and networks.
Having supported hundreds of scholars over more than five decades, the Publication Subsidy Scheme is one of the Academy’s longest running awards programs.
Our Publication Subsidy Scheme supports quality publication in the humanities, with funding awarded to early career researchers to support costs associated with publication, such as illustrations, maps, and copyright fees.
In the spirit of Humanities Australia, the Academy’s journal, Emerita Professor Tessa Morris-Suzuki FAHA writes about the challenges faced by the humanities in the age of fake news, pressure on academics to publish at all costs and rising international tensions.
The Australian Academy of the Humanities acknowledges with sadness the passing of Emeritus Professor Philip Thomson FAHA, an eminent literary theorist and critic. He was elected to the Academy in 1991.
Zac Roberts, a Yuin scholar from the South Coast of New South Wales, has been awarded the 2022 John Mulvaney Fellowship to support his research into Indigenous-Jewish relations.
With deep sadness, the Australian Academy of the Humanities acknowledges the passing of Professor Janna Thompson FASSA FAHA, one of Australia’s most eminent philosophers with expertise in environmental ethics, feminism and global justice. She was elected to the Australian Academy of the Humanities in 2001 and to the Australian Academy of the Social Sciences in 2011.
The Australian Academy of the Humanities acknowledges with great sadness the passing of Emeritus Professor Gerhard Schulz FAHA, a renowned scholar of German literature and former Academy President. He was elected to the Academy in 1973 and served as President between 1989 and 1992.
With sadness, the Australian Academy of the Humanities acknowledges the passing of Emeritus Professor Trevor Wilson AM FAHA, a renowned military historian of World War I. Emeritus Professor Wilson was elected to the Academy in 1973.
In the spirit of Humanities Australia, the Academy’s journal, Professor Joe Lo Bianco FAHA contributes this essay about current challenges in the Pacific.
It is with sadness that the Academy acknowledges the passing of Professor Anne Cutler FRS FBA FASSA FAHA, a pioneer in the field of psycholinguistics. Professor Cutler was elected to the Academy in 2008.