Vale Professor Michael Osborne FAHA 1942 – 2024

The Australian Academy of the Humanities acknowledges, with deep sadness, the death of Professor Michael Osborne FAHA.

Elected to the Academy in 1985, Michael Osborne was a Hellenist whose significant scholarly contributions have been in the fields of Greek epigraphy and Greek history.

Michael had served as Professor of Classics at the University of Melbourne (1983-1989) and subsequently as Vice-Chancellor of La Trobe University (1990-2006), where he founded the National Centre for Hellenic Studies and Research.

We extend our sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. He will be greatly missed.

An obituary is being prepared and will be available in due course.


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