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In today’s Five-Minute Friday Read, Marilyn Lake FAHA FASSA AO, Professorial Fellow in History at The University of Melbourne, writes about the gender pay gap, the burden of care work placed on women and the vision of historical feminists for a more equal Australia.

The Academy is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2022 Medal for Excellence in Translation. The Medal is a major national award that recognises outstanding translation achievements and celebrates the vital role of translators and translation in Australian culture and scholarly discourse.

Purnendra Jain FAHA, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Adelaide, examines Okinawa’s strategic and political importance in the Pacific while considering the impacts on the citizens of the islands.

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, Kane Race FAHA, Professor of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney, explores the public health response to the current monkeypox outbreak and its relationship to the responses to the HIV/AIDS crisis.

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, William (Bill) Loader FAHA, Emeritus Professor at Murdoch University, examines Biblical writings on same-sex relations and their implications for the modern-day Anglican Church.

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, Helen Groth FAHA, Professor in the English and Creative Writing program in the School of Arts and Media, UNSW, writes about the significance and provenance of the attack on Sir Salman Rushdie.

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.

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