Humanities Australia journal 2015

6th edition of The Journal of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. Established in 2010, Humanities Australia is the Academy’s flagship journal, showcasing some of the outstanding research and writing being carried out by our Fellows. It is an essential part of our commitment to supporting excellence in the humanities and communicating their value to the public.

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This issue of Humanities Australia again aims to present a small sample of the outstanding research and writing being carried out by humanities scholars and arts practitioners in Australia and internationally. There is a particular focus here on material originally presented at the Academy’s annual symposium in November 2014 and on essays about the First World War, to mark the centenary of the Anzac landing at Gallipoli in 1915.

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  • Editor’s Introduction by ELIZABETH WEBBY
  • Generosity and the Institutions of the Humanities by LESLEY JOHNSON
  • When Two Percent Were Students by LES MURRAY
  • ‘Diamonds of the Dustheap’: Diaries from the First World War by PETER COCHRANE
  • An Archaeology of the Anzac Battlefield by ANTONIO SAGONA
  • Ah Xian: Challenging the Spatial Limitations of Sculptural Art by MABEL LEE
  • Hospitality by KATE GRENVILLE
  • The Atlantic, the United States and the Pacific: How to Structure Books on Big Things by SIMON WINCHESTER
  • Transcending their Format: Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and Atlases by PAM PETERS
  • Screen Rites: Getting Close to Death and Dying by TOM MURRAY
  • Mapping the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences in Australia: Data for the Future by GRAEME TURNER
  • The Care by LES MURRAY


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.