Research reports

We publish and promote our research on issues of national importance as part of our contribution to whole-of-system policy development. Our reports focus on issues that require humanities perspectives and expertise, including those directly impacting the humanities community.

This Australian Research Council-funded project maps the humanities in the Asia region and identifies opportunities for strengthening collaboration between researchers in Australia and Asia.

The Mapping the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences in Australia report charts Australia’s current capabilities in humanities, arts and social sciences and identifies gaps and opportunities for the future by developing a comprehensive understanding of student enrolment trends, and teaching and research activity and potential.

The Power of the Humanities profiles humanities research focused on health, social cohesion, the environment and food security, Australia’s place in the Asia-Pacific region and on the benefits of a historical perspective in a rapidly changing world. The project was led by our former President, Emeritus Professor Lesley Johnson AM FAHA.

Learning from the Other: Australian and Chinese Perspectives on Philosophy is a selection of papers drawn from two symposia co-sponsored by the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

This report provides up-to-date and detailed understanding of beginners’ languages provision across the Australian university sector, and identifies a range of best practice in course design and presentation, teaching (including the use of new technologies) and assessment.

This report explores retention strategies for languages other than English at Australian universities.

This report covers the findings from a scoping study on the development of a national scholarly digital archive in the humanities.

The Measuring the Value of International Research Collaboration project, funded by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, aimed to inform consideration of a more comprehensive approach to valuing international research collaboration across the publicly funded research sector. 

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.