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The Australian Academy of Humanities has elected 40 new members to its Fellowship – the highest honour for achievement in and contribution to the humanities in Australia. 

Working in conjunction with Australia’s other Learned Academies, The Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH) is committed to harnessing the collective expertise and resources of our Fellows and humanities networks to provide insights, solutions and knowledge to tackle climate change and to provide advice to guide the most efficient, fair and cost-effective policy mechanisms to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We’re also committed to substantially reducing the emissions of our own Academy activities.

Indigenous Studies is multidisciplinary in the truest sense of the term and does not seek to separate “Culture, Nature and Climate,” but sees them as integral, interwoven features of existence. Professor Bronwyn Carlson FAHA, in her 2021 Academy Lecture, reflects on tens of thousands of years of experience, observation and application, and the value that Indigenous knowledge holds for the survival of the global ecosystems on which biodiversity depends. Bronwyn argues that our current environmental crisis demands a more radical response.

The Australian Academy of the Humanities and the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia are pleased to announce that the Australian SHAPE Futures Network will officially launch in early 2022.

Welcome to the 12th edition of the Australian Academy of the Humanities’ flagship journal Humanities Australia, showcasing some of the outstanding research and writing being carried out by our Fellows, grants and awards alumni and those involved in our annual lecture series. It is an essential part of our commitment to supporting excellence in the humanities and communicating their value to the public.

Australia is one of the world’s most multicultural nations in the world. Discover how humanities researchers have played a pivotal role in reshaping understandings of national identity and culture, identifying and addressing some of the nation’s systemic inequalities, and helping Australia reposition itself at a time of rapid change and geopolitical turbulence.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art is critically acclaimed at home and internationally, but until the middle of last century, it was often displayed in an ethnographic context instead of artistically. Learn how curators, activists, artists and community elevated these important artforms and transformed contemporary Australian art.

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.