The Academy received a visit from ABC Canberra this week to help celebrate our golden anniversary, marking 50 years since our creation by Royal Charter from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 25 June 1969.
Dr Ronika Power, one of Australia’s foremost experts in Bioarchaeology – the study of all living things from the ancient world – is the recipient of the Australian Academy of the Humanities’ 2019 Max Crawford Medal. The Medal is Australia’s most prestigious award for achievement and promise in the humanities and it is awarded to an Australia-based, early-career scholar for outstanding achievement.
Fashion Studies has emerged in the past ten years as a vibrant research topic, originating in part from women’s studies, literary theory, sociology, business and labour histories, and queer histories of the 1970s-90s.
How we memorialise those who served in war, internalise personal and national trauma, and how we respond, through policy, to a world much altered by conflict is explored in this collection of articles from our Fellows.
9th edition of The Journal of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. Established in 2010, Humanities Australia is the Academy’s flagship journal, showcasing some of the outstanding research and writing being carried out by our Fellows. It is an essential part of our commitment to supporting excellence in the humanities and communicating their value to the public.
The Australian Academy of the Humanities today expressed its shock and anger at the news that former Minister for Education and Training, Simon Birmingham, personally intervened to strip the nation’s humanities researchers of over $4M in funding that had been approved through a world-renowned peer review process of funding.
Digital and big data developments are transforming possibilities for understanding Australian society and culture, enabling unprecedented research into our history and heritage, our place in the region, and the way we live now and into the future. Yet Australia’s unique social and cultural data and the source material required for research – such as artefacts, field notes, film, oral recordings – are largely unconnected and locked away in individual projects, collections and institutions.