Emeritus Professor Linda Barwick AM FAHA, The Honourable Pamela Tate KC AM FAHA and the late Archie Roach AC FAHA have been recognised in the prestigious 2023 Australia Day Honours List.
After 14 years at the Academy, 12 of them in the role of Executive Director, we say farewell to Dr Christina (Tina) Parolin. To celebrate and acknowledge her many contributions, her colleagues have shared their memories and thoughts on her outstanding achievements and legacy.
Fellow and literary historian Professor Katherine Bode explores Australia’s literary and cultural heritage through her research into fiction found in 19th century Australian newspapers. With more than 36,000 publications in ‘To be continued: The Australian Newspaper Fiction Database,’ Katherine’s exploration has barely scratched the surface of this vast trove of historical fiction.
Fellow and Professor of Digital Media Jean Burgess argues that despite the chaos brought on by Elon Musk in recent months, Twitter has always been much more than a tech company. Regardless of how the story of Twitter turns out, what its user community does next will help shape the future of our media and communication environment.
Fellow and Professor of Political Philosophy Duncan Ivison argues that the call for a Voice to Parliament is not, as its critics argue, an attempt to insert race-based politics into the Australian Constitution but is instead a democratic claim.
This text is based on his 2022 Annual Academy lecture delivered in Ballarat at the 53rd Annual Academy Symposium. The full video of his lecture can be viewed at the end of this article.
Election to the Australian Academy of Humanities is the highest honour for achievement in and contribution to the humanities in Australia. Today, 37 new members were elected to the Fellowship.
For today’s Five-Minute Friday Read, Professor Joanne Tompkins FAHA, former ARC Executive Director for Humanities and Creative Arts, examines the phenomenon of Hamilton and its place in the genre of musical theatre.
This week’s Five-Minute Friday Read from Janet McCalman, Emeritus Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor at the University of Melbourne, discusses the nature of wealth inequality and examines why a Universal Basic Income is not enough to fix the causes of poverty.
This week saw the release of Ensuring Occupations are Responsive to People with Disabilities, a landmark report by the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. As part of the Academy of Humanities’ support for the project, Professor Bree Hadley provided a study of disability in the arts, creative, and cultural industries for the project, and Professor Gerard Goggin was a member of the Expert Reference Group. In this week’s Five-Minute Friday Read, they explain why disability training needs fundamental reform now.
For today’s Five-Minute Friday Read, Reverend Canon Professor Dorothy Lee FAHA, Stewart Research Professor of New Testament at Trinity College, University of Divinity, discusses the barriers facing women in the Anglican Church as they seek ordination.
In response to the current Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide and as part of the Five-Minute Friday Read series, Christina Twomey, Professor of History at Monash University, looks at the history of activism to raise awareness of veteran suicide and asks: what does Australia owe its veterans?