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It is with deep sadness that the Academy acknowledges the passing of Professor Alan Sorley Henry FAHA, one of Australia’s distinguished ancient historians and an outstanding scholar of Ancient Greek philology and epigraphy. He was elected to the Academy in 1993.

It is with deep regret that the Academy acknowledges the passing of Professor Brij Lal AM FAHA, one of Australia’s most outstanding Pacific Island historians and an eminent scholar of the history and culture of the Indian diaspora. He was elected to the Academy in 1996.

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.

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.